Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Interactive Massachusetts Tax Inventory for 1771 Available Online

From the website: "The following collection of data contains the names and descriptions of taxable property of nearly 38,000 individuals who resided in 152 Massachusetts towns in 1771. Data include enumerations of the type and value of real estate and buildings, as well as tabulation of livestock and farm commodities produced.

This on-line version allows you to browse the data by selecting items to view and "drilling down" through totals for counties and towns to the holdings of individual taxpayers." 

You can search by name or by use of several other filters.

NOTE: In order to use the interactive map, you have to have the Flash plug in for your browser. A link to download it is provided. You do not need the download to search the database.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 25-30 January 2021

Monday, 25-Jan-21 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic-4--Fourth in the series. This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. Online class—webinar, Summers. Online class—webinar. Summers

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Tuesday, 26-Jan-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. Online class—webinar. Manning/Luce

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Tuesday, 26-Jan-21 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 4. Fourth in the series . Online class—webinar, Hahn.

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Wednesday, 27-Jan-21 at 1:00 PM--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.  Online class—webinar, Summers.

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Thursday, 28-Jan-21 at 6:00 PM--SKELETONS IN THE FAMILY CLOSET: DEALING WITH THE UNEXPECTED--We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them. Online class—webinar, Fortin.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Scottish Emigration Database Available Online

Thanks to the University of "Aberdeen, a Scottish emigration database is freely available online. The information available for each entry includes occupation, residence, destination, departure date, and ship name. The index link associated with each name entry leads to even more information, as does the link embedded in the ship name.

Currently there are over 21,000 names of people who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for non-European ports between 1 January and 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish ports between 1890 and 1960.  


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Burial List for Village of Lake Delton, Wisconsin Cemetery Online

Follow the link below to get to an alphabetical list of burials in the Village of Lake Deltoon, WI Cemetery. At the landing page, click on "Burial Activity Report" under the "Burial Information" tab.

The alphabetical list provides name, age, death and burial dates, type of interment, grave location, and funeral home. Earliest burial dates go back to the mid 1800s.


PGS Events for the WWeek of 18-23 January 2021

 Monday, 18-Jan-21at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic-3. Third in the series. Online class—webinar, Summers

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Tuesday, 19-Jan-21 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 3. Third in the series          Online class—webinar, Hahn

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Saturday, 23-Jan-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Online class—webinar, Summers.

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An important upcoming event


The Pinellas Genealogy Society will present our annual all-day seminar in an online format on 20 February 2021. Thomas MacEntee will be the featured speaker. See the PGS website at pinellasgenealogysociety.com for details and opportunities to register. Be sure to register soon as attendance is limited.


We apologize for some incorrect information published in last week's issue of the local weekly newspaper which indicated that this was free and open to the public. It is indeed open to the public but is not free. The recent issue corrected this error. This is the only event we have for which there is a fee.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Genealogy Tip of the Day Encourages Us to Save Our Notes

Michael John Neil in his "Genealogy Tip of the Day" Blog, reminds us that even quick, hand-written notes made during bouts of research should often be considered as assets worth saving.

Check out his tip at:  http://genealogytipoftheday.com/index.php/2019/03/07/sketch-out-your-notes-and-photograph-or-scan-them/


Saturday, January 9, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 11-16 January 2021

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.   

The series of classes on RootsMagic will resume next Monday.

Tuesday, 12-Jan-21 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 2. Second in the series. Online class—webinar. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program.


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Saturday, 16-Jan-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--DNA Case Study presented by Teri Grey. So, you have tested, sorted, and mapped your chromosomes, now how do you use this information to break down brick walls? We will explore the use of DNA and documentary research to find the family of a 2nd great grandmother and identify a 4th great grandmother. You can use the described techniques in your own efforts to break through brick walls. 


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 Another thing of importance…

Thank you for renewing your membership and supporting the society and the great programs, classes, and events we all value. PGS membership is a great value at only $17 a year for individuals and $25 a year for two members at the same street address.

If you have not done so, please take a moment now to take care of this. Here is how:

Go to the PGS website (PinellasGenealogySociety.com), mouse over the “Members” tab at the top of the page and follow the “Renew Membership” option.

 If you want to become a new member, follow the same path to the “Join Us” option. If you wish to pay by check rather than online, you will find instructions to do so along the way.

We sincerely hope you will support us as we serve our members and fellow researchers.