Friday, August 16, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 19 - 24 August 2019

Tuesday, 20-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM--Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): History and Research.The CCC was a major governmental program of the New Deal that sought to employ millions of destitute young men of the Depression Era. Although the term “CCC” is usually recognized, few specifics are generally known about the program. This presentation recounts the history and accomplishments of the CCC, as well as characteristics of the corps members and camp life. It will also explore where records can be found and how to order them if needed. Instructor: Summers.  Local History Room, Largo Library
24-Aug-19  10:00 AM   RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Instructor: Summers. Local History Room, Largo Library.

African American Funeral Program Collection Expanded at Augusta, Georgia Public Library

The Eula M. Ramsey Johnson Memorial Funeral Program Collection at the Augusta-Richmond County Public System has added over 10,000 pages of funeral programs. The collection offers over 3,000 African American funeral programs spanning the period 1933 to 2017.

Check it out at:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/fpro_search.html?Welcome

Monday, August 12, 2019

Online Data at the City Archives of Victoria, British Columbia

The city of Victoria, British Columbia offers a number of resources through their city archives. Take your time and browse the links provided on the landing page.

In particular, scroll to the bottom of the landing page for links to Ross Bay cemetery records, death notices, and marriage notices.

https://archives.victoria.ca/

Friday, August 9, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 12-17 August 2019

Monday, 12-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM.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. Instructor: Summers. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 17-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy:Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Instructor: Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 17-Aug-19 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting: Not in the Census? Try Again--Not everyone recorded in a census is easy to find on first inspection. In this session, attendees will learn tips and techniques to locate those ancestors who require additional effort. The session will cover a quick bit of U.S., UK, and Canadian census history; the idea that some individuals were counted two or more times in the same census, or sometimes entirely missed; and the pitfalls of enumeration, transcription, and indexing, Attendees will learn some clever searching techniques beyond the obvious methods; how to find individuals who are not where they are expected to be; and how to use browsing instead of searching for the tough situations. Speaker: Drew Smith, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 17-Aug-19 at 12:30 PM--Workshop tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there. Instructor: Summers., Genealogy Center, Largo Library.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Irish Research - Recognize When You May Need Help

Lisa Louise Cooke interviews Kate Eakman, Professional Genealogist specializing in Irish genealogy at Legacy Tree Genealogists to get tips on getting started with your Irish research and when you may need professional help

Check it out at:
https://lisalouisecooke.com/2017/03/15/irish-genealogy-help/

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

"Walk-in DNA Assistance the Second Saturday of Each Month

Denise Manning and Susan Luce are offering a walk-in DNA help session on the second Saturday of each month from 1-4.  Since they already have the DNA for adoptees class scheduled for this Saturday (10 Aug) at 1, they will provide that one on one assistance as soon as the class is over...about 2:15.  Come join them--they would love to work with you.  They will be in the Jenkins Room A!