Friday, January 17, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 20-25 January 2020

Tuesday, 21-Jan-20 at 6:00 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, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 22-Jan-20 at 10:00 AM. 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. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 23-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM. Findmypast.com--Largo Library now has the subscription database, Findmypast.com available free for in-library research. This site is the premier online resource for genealogy records for the UK and Ireland as well as some for the US (PERSI and birth, marriage and death). This class will introduce you to how to navigate and best use the site. Padgett, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 25-Jan-20 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Gulfport Historical Society conducts tour on 18 January 2020

This comes to us from the Gulfport Historical Society, one of our Organizational Partners:

Seaside History Tours
   “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley
Take a stroll through history at one of Florida’s most scenic seaside hamlets, courtesy of the Gulfport Historical Society. The next guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. Tours start at the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Ave. S.)
 
While small, the city of Gulfport is rich in history, complete with colorful characters and tales of mysterious smugglers. This tour lasts roughly two hours and costs $10 per person, although GHS members can take this tour for free. Register for the tour — or become a member so you can take the tour for free — at gulfporthistoricalsociety.org. Please note: Although members go free, we ask that members pre-register for the tours so we can plan accordingly. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Galveston, Texas Immigration Database Online

This immigration database for Galveston, Texan is brought to us by the Galveston Historical Foundation. The data may be offered by other sources, but having multiple places to look for the same information is a luxury.

From the landing page, click on the link "Access the Online Database." You can search by name, year of arrival, and ship's name. The hit list gives simply index information, but has a "details" link with more information from the individual records.

https://www.galvestonhistory.org/sites/1877-tall-ship-elissa-at-the-texas-seaport-museum/galveston-immigration-database

Friday, January 10, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 13-18 January 2020

Monday, 13-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic-1  This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. The intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 14-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 1. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 15-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM. FamilySearch Family Tree Interest Group. This class will explain and demonstrate how to use the powerful features of this universal family tree. Nerge, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 16-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM. Irish Genealogy Interest Group. Topics vary monthly. Customs and culture, review of online resources, strategies for breaking down walls. Members are given an opportunity to share their ancestor discoveries, their travels to Ireland, and topics of interest. Padgett, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Friday, 17-Jan-20 at 10:30 AM. German Genealogy Interest Group. This meeting will consist of two sessions.
  • 10:30-12:00--Beginning German Genealogy
  • 1:00-2:30--German migrations according to ancestry.com
Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Jan-20 at 10:00 AM. Computers in Genealogy. This is a question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Jan-20 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting. “Genealogy Refresh: Genealogy Basics and Beyond” presented by Rue Lynn Galbraith, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Jan-20 at 12:30 PM. Workshop Tour of the Genealogy Center. This tour will show the many genealogical research resources there. Summers    Genealogy Center, Largo Library.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Cemetery Records for Sallisaw (OK) Memorial Cemetery Available on line

This collection of burial records include more than 5,000 names with dates running from early 1900's to early 2018.

At the landing page click on "Cemetery" in the left panel and then link titled "Cemetery Register." The records include name, birth date and place, death and burial date, and grave location.

http://www.sallisawok.org/116/Cemetery

Sunday, January 5, 2020

PGS Annual Seminar Features Thomas Jones on 22 February 2020

The Annual Pinellas Genealogy Society Seminar, co-sponsored by the Largo Public Library, is scheduled for 22 February 2020 at the Largo Public Library from 8 am to 4 pm. 

This all-day event features four presentations by renowned genealogist, lecturer, educator, and author Dr. Thomas Jones, the primary speaker. His four presentations are titled (1) “Solving the mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor,” (2) “Methods of Proving Parentage,” (3) “Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor's European Origin,” and (4) “Creating a Family History of Lasting Value.”

We will also have presentations from three breakout speakers: Family History Research & DNA: Tying the Two Together” by Denise Manning, “A Miscellany of Lesser-Known English and Welsh Family History Resources – 1640 to the Present” by Liz Pearson, and “Using Google Effectively to Supplement Your Research” by Lori Coffey.

In addition to the speakers, the event boasts a continental breakfast, box lunch, door prizes, book sale, and plenty of time to network with guest organizations and other researchers. 


Check our website (pinellasgenealogysociety.com) for more information and registration options. Hope to see you there.