Friday, November 27, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 30 November to 5 December 2020

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

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, 30-Nov-20 at 1:00 PM. Census Tracking--Probably the fundamental way of using the US Federal Census is to track ancestors from one census year to the next. In that process we seek to uncover lost or heretofore unknown ancestors. This class shows a strategy on how to do that, using an actual family as an example. In addition, it also shows how to uncover hints on using resources outside of the census itself. Online class—webinar, Summers

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86445959474?pwd=aVExY1FuRDdYSmZxY09ZV0xYYnhBUT09 

Wednesday, 2-Dec-20 at 1:00 PM. Proving Your Facts--This class explains how to evaluate the evidence we collect as we build our family trees. Some sources are more reliable, some records bring us closer to the actual event, and some information is more “on point.” How do we rank all of this as we try to assemble genealogical “truth”? The class uses the “Genealogical Proof Standard” as the guide. Online class—webinar, Summers.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcldeCrrD0iHdbYe3ejG-AELtnrNl8lywB_

Thursday, 3-Dec-20 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.Online class—webinar. Manning /Luce

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09

Saturday, 5-Dec-20 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Online class—webinar, Bryan

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

 

Monday, November 23, 2020

 Caroline Guntur offers this informative article about creating a family photo book in eight steps. Caroline is a professional organizer, and published the article on her web site devoted to organizing photos. Take some time to poke around the site, and you will uncover many interesting tips and services she provides.

https://www.organizingphotos.net/creating-family-photo-book-printing/ 

Friday, November 20, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 23-28 November 2020

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

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, 23-Nov-20 at 1:00 PM. Internet Genealogy--Introduces a strategy for using the internet in genealogy research. It presents examples of the different types of websites that can aid in research and highlights the top 3 or 4 that are “musts” on everyone’s favorites list.  Bryan, Online class—webinar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86269184575?pwd=NnZMZU8weGZNeDdSMEo2aXZPaXBpUT09

Tuesday, 24-Nov-20 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. Online class—webinar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574929851?pwd=bTRndktHUEVKcWhSaVp0aWtTTU5uUT09

Saturday, 28-Nov-20 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Online class—webinar.

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Searchable Newspaper Collection from the Dawson County Library in Dawson County, Georgia

 This searchable collection encompasses six local newspapers, with some titles published as long ago as 1879.

You can browse by title and year of publication, or search by year and key word.

http://dawsoncounty.advantage-preservation.com/ 

Friday, November 13, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 16-21 November 2020

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

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, 16-Nov-20 at 1:00 PM. Key Records in Genealogy Research-- This is a class aimed primarily at beginning genealogists. It identifies six records that are a must for early concentration in research. It identifies what those records are, why they are so important, and where they can be found. Summers.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81281108764?pwd=ekVBbnMrTjRZY0NiQTY5YXlMZGF2Zz09

Thursday, 19-Nov-20 at 1:00 PM. Local and County Histories are often overlooked resources that can contain a wealth of resources on your ancestors and the places that they lived. This presentation explores the background of local and county history books; what information can be found in them; and, where to find them, both in print and online. Fortin

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83838537102?pwd=aDhKeXZLd1NIZW1XS2M5Y3ppK2lEQT09

Saturday, 21-Nov-20 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Lecture Series: “Preparing for a Research Trip: Home or Abroad” & “Saving a Life: Your Family’s Health History”  presented by Donna Moughty.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772712842?pwd=YmtxT1VMUkpXbkJybGNIb0ExRGRkQT09

Online Obituary Index for McDonald County, Missouri

 This obituary index comes from the McDonald County Library in Missouri. It covers a variety of local newspapers as sources for the obits, and it covers several cemeteries as final resting places.

The index is arranged alphabetically. Start your search by clicking on the letter of the alphabet representing the surname of interest.

The index information includes name (last, first, middle, maiden, nickname), death date, newspaper, cemetery, cemetery city, cemetery street.

https://www.librarymail.org/genehist/obits/index.html 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Online Death Indexes, Records and More Organized by State

 Thanks to Joe Beine for this valuable collection of online searchable death indexes, records, and more.

This is a good site to visit regularly because it is updated frequently. If you don't find what you're looking for today, it may be there next week.

https://www.deathindexes.com/