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Scheduled Classes offered by PGS

(Email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 727-595-4521 for information or to reserve a space, where needed, today.)

PGS members can download class handouts for most of our classes here .

Is your organization looking for a speaker? The PGS Speakers Bureau is the place to go. We offer presentations on a variety of topics and will tailor them to your audience.

 

DescriptionInstructorDateLocation
Irish Genealogy Interest Group--a discussion of resources and techniques for researching your Irish ancestryFocareta21 Apr 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Q & A and demos of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers23 Apr 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Ancestry.com--This site is the largest, most comprehensive collection of genealogy data on the internet. This class will focus on search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.Bryan26 Apr 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Fold3--how to use this collection of over 60 million pages of historical documents--available free at Largo Library.Summers27 Apr 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Female ancestors--techniques and tips for tracing the maternal side of your family tree.Bryan02 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database softwareHosmer07 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
DNA Testing for genealogy—What you can and cannot do with DNA testing relating to your family history—an introduction.Summers09 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): History and Research
The CCC was a major governmental program of the New Deal that sought to employ millions of destitute young men of the Depression Era. Although the term “CCC” is usually recognized, few specifics are generally known about the program. This presentation recounts the history and accomplishments of the CCC, as well as characteristics of the corps members and camp life. It will also explore where records can be found and how to order them if needed.
Summers10 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
National Archives–Ordering Data
This is an in-depth explanation of how to order several different records from the National Archives. The records include military (both historic and modern), naturalization, census, land, and microfilm. Both online and postal mail ordering procedures will be covered.
Summers17 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Genealogy - Basics of how to get started in researching your family history. The topics discussed include: What is genealogy and why do it; What to do first; Where to look for information about your family; Record keeping and organization; Using computers and the internetBryan17 May 2016 06:30 PMItalian Women's Club, Safety Harbor, FL
King Philip’s War, 1675-1676: Causes & Consequences – Although largely forgotten, King Philip’s War was a widespread conflict that had a significant and long-lasting impact on New England colonists and Native Americans. The class will look at causes leading up to this brutal war, analyze the course of the war, discuss the records produced, and outline the consequences that helped shape the future of the United States.Fortin18 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Irish Genealogy Interest Group - a discussion of resources and techniques for researching your Irish ancestryFocareta19 May 2016 01:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
German Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)Dietz20 May 2016 10:30 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan21 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Military Records - This class explores the types of military records produced from the Revolutionary War to modern times. It shows the information contained in those various records, and where to find them in print and online.Summers23 May 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
War of 1812--This class seeks to provide an understanding of the historical significance of the War of 1812: it looks at the causes of the war, how it was fought, and its consequences. It then explores the genealogically relevant records generated in relation to the war: what they are, and where to find them.Summers25 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers28 May 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library, Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Female ancestors--locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden namesBryan06 Jun 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Facebook for GenealogySummers07 Jun 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
FamilySearch.org--the class will demonstrate how to search the vast databases available on this rapidly-expanding site made available from the LDS (Mormon) genealogy collection Bryan13 Jun 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Heritage Quest--Getting the most from this free* websiteSummers15 Jun 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan18 Jun 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
Workshop tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there.Summers18 Jun 2016 12:30 PMLargo Library Genealogy Center, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers25 Jun 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Introduction to Genealogy (Beginner) - Basics of how to get started in researching your family history. The topics discussed include: What is genealogy and why do it; What to do first; Where to look for information about your family; Record keeping and organization; Using computers and the internetBryan27 Jun 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Naturalization Records - Many of our immigrant ancestors went on to become naturalized citizens of the United States. This class outlines the naturalization process, the documents produced during that process, the information they contain, and where they can be located.Summers29 Jun 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Newspapers Online in Genealogy—This class will explore the genealogy data to be found in newspapers (obituaries, weddings, human interest stories, etc.) and show where to find the online repositories and how to use them.Summers06 Jul 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Bounty Lands in Genealogy Research - Bounty Lands were used from before the Revolutionary War up until 1858 to reward military service and stimulate enlistment. Those records can confirm military service and even locate ancestors during and after hostilities. This class gives the history of the subject, what records are available, and where to find them.Summers12 Jul 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
City Directories in Genealogy Research - City directories are a valuable genealogy resource. They can give information on household composition, residence and business location, and insights into the lives our ancestors led. They can also be used as a substitute for the US Federal Census, or used in conjunction with the census to locate hard-to-find ancestors. This class explores the history of this resource, the research value of the information they provide, and where to find the records.Summers19 Jul 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software programSummers23 Jul 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Immigration Records and Ships Passenger Lists How to Use ThemSummers25 Jul 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
Fold 3 is an online database focused on digitized military records. It is a fee site that is free if accessed at or through the Largo Library. This presentation explains how to get the most out of using it. Summers26 Jul 2016 06:00 PMLargo Library - Local History Room, 2nd Floor
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan20 Aug 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan17 Sep 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan15 Oct 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan19 Nov 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan17 Dec 2016 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan21 Jan 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins B
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan18 Feb 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan18 Mar 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com.Bryan15 Apr 2017 10:00 AMLargo Library - Jenkins Room

Class handouts are available to our members for many of these classes here.

   
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