Friday, June 18, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 21-26 June 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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.  

Tuesday, 22-Jun-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, Luce/Manning

Register at 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Saturday, 26-Jun-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program, Summers.

Register at

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

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Northville Cemetery in Northville, Indiana Has Records Available Online.

 The landing page will give you the option of searching by name or key words as well as the option to browse by marker number or by an alphabetized list of names. The records you find by browsing are connected by hot link to the results that a name search would result in...so using either tool will get you to the same place.

The hit list will show you a photo of the primary headstone as will as immediately surrounding headstones. All headstones are transcribed.

Check it out at:  http://www.northvillehistory.org/cemeterykey.html

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Three Ashland, Oregon Cemetery Records Online

 The public works department of Ashland, Oregon is responsible for the operation and maintenance of three cemeteries: Hargadine, Ashland, and Mountain View.

The landing page gives you general background and links to each of the three cemeteries. Clicking on a cemetery name will expand to a gravesite locator for that cemetery.

At the top of the landing page you can also use a cemetery viewer that will show the cemetery location for your search results. If a photo of the tombstone is available, it will be presented.

https://www.ashland.or.us/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=500

Friday, June 11, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 14-19 June 2021

All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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, 14-Jun-21 at 1:00 PM--Loyalists of the American Revolution. Who were the Loyalists, and how were they affected by the outcome of the war? Were they rewarded for their loyalty to the British crown, and if so, in what manner? Get the answer to these questions and more, including what records may exist and where they might be found, Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodOigrjkuHdzCzsAU1TtomqSZYyqE5bse

Saturday, 19 19-Jun-21 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting. The story of “Juneteenth” is one filled with devastations, denials, and deliverances.  Learn more about African American life in the period around Emancipation, including the work of and records created by the Freedmen’s Bureau.  Dr. Joe will help us better understand this era in the context of the saga of African American life in America; from slavery, through emancipation and Jim Crow, to today.  Dr. Joe Ponds.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N 

Monday, June 7, 2021

An Informative and Interesting History of Time Zones

 Thanks to Andrew Koch writing in the Family Tree Online Magazine for this fun article on the history of time zones in the US. It may not be directly related to genealogy research but time zone decisions certainly impacted our ancestors' daily lives.

Check it out at:

https://www.familytreemagazine.com/history/history-of-time-zones-map/?trk_msg=B9AKCTRV8AF4D25LV91ESO8CIO&trk_contact=S5VQRIARBN4UQPDERA4P27RKI4&trk_module=new&trk_sid=4P2TAOMQUV62IBQG1DSHV5SOK0&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=A+Timely+History+of+Time+Zones&utm_campaign=FT+Newsletter&utm_content=03-15-2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 7-12 June 2021

 

All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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, 07-Jun-21 at 1:00 PM. Dead Men do tell Tales--Reconstructing life in a community using death certificates. Death certificates can tell us a lot about how our ancestors lived and died. When looked at as a group they can also tell us about life and death in their communities. This presentation focuses on an analysis of death certificates from Attleboro, Massachusetts over a five-year period, and shows how they can provide us with a window into the lives of the people who lived there, Fortin

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudu6przMoGd1nflvE8vecaLj4qGZRhuAY

Wednesday, 09-Jun-21 at 6:00 PM. Homestead Act-History and Records--A review of the historical and political significance of the 1862 Homestead Act and associated legislation. Includes a discussion of the process followed to establish a homestead on public domain land, and an understanding of the method of legally surveying and describing the land. The presentation will also cover an examination of the records that were created in establishing a homestead, their genealogical value, and where those records are found today. This is an in-depth treatment of the Homestead Act, which is briefly referred to in the presentation on property Research Basics in the US, Summers

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdeGorzsiEtUPmQ7zp4WmLfRKRnjMGPKy

Saturday, 12-Jun-21 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy--This discussion group reviews one chapter a month from the book Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies, Debbie Parker Wayne, Editor.  While all are welcome, this is an attendee led discussion with a moderator.  Attendees are expected to have read the chapter and be prepared to discuss its contents.  (Chapter 1 was discussed in May 2020, Chapter 2 in June, and so on.). Luce/Manning

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


Wednesday, June 2, 2021