Friday, December 3, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 6-11 December 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

Monday, 6-Dec-21 at 6:00 PM.  UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CAUSES OF DEATH-   Death certificates are important resources when researching the lives of our ancestors. However, due to factors such as outdated terminology and the limits of medical knowledge in the past, it can be hard to interpret the causes of death given. This presentation examines some of those factors, and points to resources that can help you find out what your ancestors really died of. Fortin

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduCsqT0jE9BKxIiOXjRKdBAXcwYw0rDU

Saturday, 11-Dec-21 at 1:00 PM. DNA-Advanced Genetic Genealogy-- This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy.  We will discuss chapters 11 and 12 this month.  Learn how Y-DNA is helpful in your genealogy (and how it is not!);  understand Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and how they can be analyzed to help solve genealogy problems; examine how to evaluate and use DNA Projects; Develop testing strategies and much, much more.  Attendees are expected to have read the monthly chapter(s) prior to the session. The book is available on Amazon.com, free through Kindle Unlimited, $28.60 for digital Kindle purchase or $48.94 for the print version.  Manning/Luce

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

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Genealogy's Star Blog Offers Several Articles on Photos for Genealogy

 Thanks to James Tanner for the four-part series of articles on how to take better photographs. The series appears in his Blog: Genealogy's Star.

The landing page takes you to the fourth and final article in the series, but if you scroll to the bottom of the landing page, you will find links for the preceding three articles.

James has other blog posts dealing with photography, and a search of the blog index will reveal them. If you do such a search, take your time and enjoy the many things the Blog has to offer.

https://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2019/11/how-to-take-better-photos-for-genealogy_21.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/GACzzI+(Genealogy%27s+Star)


Friday, November 26, 2021

Free Online U.S. Naturalization Records Online

 Thanks to The Ancestor Hunt Blog for this informative article on U.S. Naturalization records and especially for the many links to free, state-by-state naturalization record collections.

From the landing page, scroll down a bit to get past the advertisements to the article, and scroll even farther for the list of links.

https://theancestorhunt.com/naturalization-records.html

PGS Events for the Week of 29 November to 4 December 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

Tuesday, 30-Nov-21 at 1:00 PM. War With Spain- This class is an exploration of the causes, conflicts, and results of the United States’ war with Spain in 1898. In addition to the history of the conflict and its consequences, the types of records generated during the conflict will be discussed along with guidance on where to find those records. Summers,

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduCvrz8rGNXNKTc9hSF_Zdks9gFMq3aY

Thursday, 2-Dec-21 at 7:00 PM.  DNA Basics II (Shared Matches):  This class focuses on how to use DNA "cousin" matching in your research. Whether it is called "Shared Matches", "In Common With", or some other title, all of the primary DNA companies have tools that allow you to analyze your matches based on the groups that have DNA in common. DNA Basics I is recommended, but not required before attending Basics II. Luce/Manning

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

Saturday, 4-Dec-21 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

Register in advance for this meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Manatee Genealogical Society Holds Virtual Seminar on 29 Jan 2022

The following information comes from our friends at the Manatee Genealogical Society:

 The seminar theme is "Finding Your Elusive Ancestors." Do you have an elusive ancestor? — An ancestor that has become an obstacle or a proverbial “brick wall?” We all do. This seminar is Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EST) and features four nationally recognized genealogical speakers who will focus on this theme in their programs.  You will be able to submit your questions to the speakers for expert guidance, and you will also have the chance to win prizes from major genealogical companies such as Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, My Heritage, and others.

 The speakers and topics are:

• D. Joshua Taylor, “Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the U.S. Between 1780 and 1840.”

• Judy Russell, “No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence. A Family for Isabella (tracing a woman married before the 1850 Census).”

• Karen Stanbary, “Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument.”

• Gena Philibert-Ortega, “Desperately Seeking Eleanore: Finding an Elusive Female Through an Interdisciplinary Approach.”

 

COST:  Members - $40; Non-members: S50. 

View the program flyer online to learn more about our speakers and the schedule and register at our website: https://mgsfl.org/




Saturday, November 20, 2021

Porter County, Michigan Obituary Index and More Online

 Thanks to the Porter County Public Library in Michigan for several genealogically relevant indexes. From the landing page scroll down a bit and click on the "Indexes" tab. From there take your pick of the various indexes available.

The offerings are tantalizing if you have ancestors who lived in this area of the country: military records, obituaries, marriages, divorces, coroner's inquests, newspapers, etc.

Check it out at:  https://pcpls.org/services/genealogy/

Friday, November 19, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 22-27 November 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

Tuesday, 23-Nov-21 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. Luce/Manning

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Saturday, 27-Nov-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg