Friday, February 3, 2023

PGS Events for the Week of 7-11 February 2023

 Tuesday, 7-Feb-23 at 1:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 4,  A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Hybrid-LH Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcuCqqD0pEtXK6umqbR-DpcM1PsVtK1Qu

Saturday, 11-Feb-23 at 1:00 PM. DNA--Advanced Genetic Genealogy--Experienced DNA users join together to discuss the more advanced tools and concepts used in applying DNA to family research. Manning/Luce, Zoom only

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Don't forget to register for the annual seminar on 25 Feb 2023. See details at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/seminar/

Bob Bryan

PGS Education Director

Friday, January 27, 2023

PGS Events and Classes for the Week of 31 January to 4 February 2023

 Tuesday, 31-Jan-23 at 1:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 3 . A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Hybrid-LH Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuceGtrj0oEtdyPYxLDbPqTtKFEO6onOHH

Thursday, 2-Feb-23 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics I (Ethnicity)--This one hour class defines DNA, gives examples of DNA inheritance patterns and discusses the different types of DNA tests and the companies that provide them.  It gives ideas for the best ways to make the most of your DNA dollars and how you might want to "target test" some of your relatives.  In addition, the class provides information on the ethnicity estimates provided by each company and how you might use them in your research.  Manning/Luce, Zoom only.

Register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 4-Feb-23 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan, Zoom only.

Register in advance for this meeting at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Thursday, January 26, 2023

"The Ancestor Hunt" Makes Digitized School Yearbooks Available Online

Our thanks to The Ancestor Hunt Blog for its yearbook listing. Scroll down the landing page and you will eventually come to a list of links arranged alphabetically by state.

Do your scrolling slowly because along the way are several articles about the use of yearbooks in your research that you may find helpful.

Check it out:  https://theancestorhunt.com/yearbooks.html 

Friday, January 20, 2023

PGS Events for the Week of 24-28 January

 Tuesday, 24-Jan-23 at 1:00 PM. DNA Interest Group--Learn how to interpret your DNA test results, and apply those results to your current family history research. Join our casual group as we research and learn together. Manning/Luce, Zoom Only.

Register for the meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Saturday, 28-Jan-23 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Bryan, Zoom only.

Use the following link to register for this class via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Friday, January 13, 2023

PGS Events for the Week of 17-21 January

 Tuesday, 17-Jan-23 at 1:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 2--A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Hybrid-LH Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsde2pqjIqGtDu0ojNx-Ri2a-J5QzjVpwH

Wednesday, 18-Jan-23 at 1:00 PM. Facebook for Genealogy-- You may use Facebook every day sharing family photos and stories, but have you ever thought to use it for genealogy research? We will discuss how to find relatives and search tips, plus the hundreds of Facebook groups dedicated to family history! But before we explain all that, we give an overview and tour to learn how this ubiquitous program actually works, so you can control what you see and what others see about you. Coffey

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElf-6tqjkuHNwoe7euJHPVL4Td6BhCSfg3

Saturday, 21-Jan-23 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting—THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR “TOUCH-A-TRUCK.” The program this month is via ZOOM ONLY—Fantastic Beasts in American Heraldry. Fantastic beasts - dragons, griffins, and more - have been used in heraldry for centuries.  In this session, discover unique American coats of arms and crests which feature these and other fantastical creatures throughout our brief history.  Heraldry can become "the genealogist's most colorful tool" even when it's in black and white!  We will see what clues a coat of arms may hold for your genealogy. David B. Appleton.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

Saturday, January 7, 2023

PGS Events for the Week of 10-14 January 2023

 Monday, 9 Jan 23—The series of five classes on the use of RootMagic scheduled to begin on this date must be cancelled. The instructor, Peter Summers, will be unable to present the classes.

Tuesday, 10-Jan-23 at 1:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics-Part 1--A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. This is the first in a series of five classes and complements the series on RootsMagic. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Hahn, Hybrid-LH Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcu2vqD8uHNaLYwCwV94Hd75Uc0W_l4o2

Saturday, 14-Jan-23 at 1:00 PM. DNA Advanced Genetic Genealogy--An in-depth review of a topic of interest to experienced users of DNA for their genealogical research.      Zoom only

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Lexington County, South Carolina Library Offers Online Obituary Index

 Thanks to the Lexington County, South Carolina Public Library for making an obituary index available online. The index entries were drawn from various Lexington County newspapers. Earliest entries are dated 1873 and range up to the present.

https://lexcolibrary.com/resources/obituaries/