Friday, August 12, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 15-20 August 2022

 Monday, 15-Aug-22 at 1:00 PM. Timelines --Timelines are exceptionally flexible tools that serve many purposes for genealogists. They can help you plan your research, and then help you organize and analyze the results of that research. This class will give several examples of the use of timelines, as well as provide tips on building and using them. Summers, hybrid--Local History Room and via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldu-oqT0qE9eE6TjAfsVYgm0Nzcille14

Thursday, 18-Aug-22 at 1:00 PM. Library Catalog Searching for Genealogists – Libraries are a great place for finding genealogy resources. This class will show you how to find libraries and archives that can help you in your search, how to get the most from catalog searches, and discover other helpful resources available through online catalogs. Fortin, hybrid--Local History Room and via Zoom, Fortin

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfuGqpzsuHtyKINIwVV1opN1tYTRmtV0m

Saturday, 20-Aug-22 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Kings, Pilgrims and Tavern Keepers: Who Is in Your Family Tree? Do you descend from royalty like King John or one of the Magna Carta barons?  Can you trace your lineage back 40 generations or so to Charlemagne?  Maybe there is a Mayflower passenger hiding in your tree. Or you descend from a colonial tavern keeper and don’t know you are eligible for Flagon and Trencher. If are you curious about lineage societies, then join us for this presentation.  Debbie Duay will discuss the keys to establishing membership like how to find an eligible ancestor and the types of requirements that the Baronial Order of Magna Charta or the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne and other societies require. Duay, hybrid--Jenkins B and via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Finding online, Digitized Historical Books

 Thanks to Linda Stufflebean writing in her Blog "Empty Branches on the Family Tree, for a quick list of online sources to visit to read historical digitized genealogy books.

The list gives us five sites to explore, each with enough explanatory detail to entice you to follow the URLs.

Check it out at:

https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2020/03/finding-digitized-historical-books-online/

PGS Events for the Week of 8-13 August 2022

 Monday, 8-Aug-22 at 1:00 PM. Newspapers.com--This is an online database focused on digitized historical newspapers. 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. Summers, hybrid--Local History Room and via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceivqzovGtZcqRayWTYmM7RQlGi94sun

Saturday, 13-Aug-22 at 1:00 PM. 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 cover the administration and use of the Family Tree DNA project groups and much more. Manning/Luce   Zoom Only.

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

Friday, July 29, 2022

PGS Events for the week of 2-6 August 2022

 Tuesday, 2-Aug-22 at 1:00 PM. Excel for Genealogy--You may know and use Excel to crunch your budget numbers, but have you thought about using it specifically for genealogy?  Even if you’re new to Excel, we will teach you the basics of building a database right, then we’ll cover how to think through your options to make the exact database that meets your specific needs. Then, as we show you ways to use Excel in genealogy, we’ll add tips to take your skills to the next level whether you’re using your own computer or the library’s. Coffey, hybrid--Local History Room and via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuceCppzMjEt1v7jkwDGQsXcg1t7eroE05

Thursday, 4-Aug-22 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, 6-Aug-22 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, hybrid--Local History Room and via Zoom.

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

Friday, July 22, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 25-30 July 2022

 Monday, 25-Jul-22 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, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in the Local History Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkceCgrzkiGt2u7o0ppaqrygw4-xuOEidt

Tuesday, 26-Jul-22 at 11:00 AM. DNA Basics III (Ancestry.com DNA): Repeat of class on 7 July) By looking at DNA test results through the lens of one of the most popular testing companies, class participants will be able to apply what they have learned in Basics I and II to their understanding of their own test results at Ancestry.com.  This class reviews the tools and resources available through Ancestry DNA.  While Basics I & II are recommended, they are not required prior to taking this class. Manning/Luce, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Jenkins C.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkfuCgpzMjG9JG3kLmhc7Fda3KZuJS_5Kz

Tuesday, 26-Jul-22 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, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Jenkins C.

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

Thursday, 28-Jul-22 at 1:00 PM. Civil War Ancestors: Presents a strategy for tracing your Civil War Ancestors. Examines both state and national records, and both print and digital formats. The emphasis in the digital world is websites that are free and accessible from home. Summers, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in the Local History Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdO2gpjgsG9WXT8DcVc5FMwbknYTBjNK_

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Guymon, Texas Newspapers Available Online

 Selected historical newspapers servicing Guymon, Texas are available online.  The publication dates range from 1904 to 1979. You can both browse and search the collection. Clicking a title in the hit list takes you to a digital image of the page.

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

Friday, July 15, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 19-23 July 2022

 Tuesday, 19-Jul-22 at 1:00 PM. Historical Literature to Explore Your Ancestors’ Lives--   Historical literature, both fiction and non-fiction, can help us to better understand the world in which our ancestors lived and the events that shaped their lives. This presentation looks at how to use historical literature to flesh out the stories of our ancestors and provides examples to show what can be learned. Fortin, Hybrid--Zoom and in-person in Local History Room.

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErce6qqTsvE9EQ_-CCHulB3lCWj_E_D6P3

Thursday, 21-Jul-22 at 7:00 PM. DNA for Adoptees--Strategies to find birth families. This class is for those that have taken the DNA Basic class and are ready to explore ways to use DNA to help find birth families.  You need to have a good understanding of general genealogical research strategies and databases such as Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com search engines and be familiar with your DNA testing company's products and tools. Manning/Luce, Online--Zoom Only

Register in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqf-qrqDspE9UDEGpu9IQc63ijbbMCIp4M

Saturday, 23-Jul-22 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Online--Zoom Only

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