Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Lee County Genealogical Society Features David Nelson at 18 July Meeting

Lee County Genealogical Society hosts David Nelson speaking on "Letter from Australia." Event is on 18 July at 10am in Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church (8260 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers, FL).

Friday, June 14, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 17-22 June 2019

Tuesday, 18-Jun-19 at 6:00 PM--Organizing Your Files-Paper and Electronic.  Some methods and suggestions for keeping track of your genealogy documents. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 22-Jun-19 at 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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Marshfield, Wisconsin Cemetery Online

The Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield, Wisconsin provides and interactive cemetery viewer for researchers. The link for the viewer is to the left in the landing page.

Once in the viewer, click on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of the page to do your search. Click on the individual names in your hit list to be taken to the gave location in the cemetery map.

Check it out at: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Gulfport Historical Society and Museum Hosts a Volunteer Training Day on 14 June 2019

We are looking for the historically inclined, and the adventurous of spirit

We are hosting a Volunteer Training Day on June 14, 2019 from 10 AM to 12 PM. There are multiple opportunities to get involved in the exciting future of the museum. Stop by and meet our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa and Operations Manager, Jon.
The Gulfport Historical Society operates the Gulfport History Museum, located at 5301 28th Ave. S., in Gulfport. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Clearwater Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center Grand Opening on 15 June

The Clearwater Historical Society invites you to the Grand Opening of the Clearwater Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center at South Ward School on Saturday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Pinellas County’s Historical Preservation Board will kick-off the celebration at 10 a.m. with an unveiling ceremony of the South Ward School’s historical marker.

The Clearwater Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center is located at 610 S. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater 33756. Park in the lot across from the First United Methodist Church at 411 Turner St. on the corner of Ft. Harrison Ave and Turner St.

Canadiana Website Features Three Significant Collections

Three major collections for Canadian research are presented at the Canadiana site. They are "Early Canadiana Online," "Heritage," and "Canadiana Online." Links to the three are prominently displayed across the top of the landing page. Among the three collections there are millions of scanned pages of  periodicals, newspapers, government documents, and more.

The "Heritage" collection specifically links to some of the key collections from the Library and Archives Canada.

Check it out at:  http://www.canadiana.ca/

Friday, June 7, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 10-15 June 2019

Monday, 10-Jun-19 at 10:00 AM--Property Research Basics. This is a general treatment of property research in the United States. It will explore ownership documents from land grants to land patents to deeds; it will explain the difference in land descriptions in state land states and public land states; it will examine the historical context of military bounty land, the Homestead Act, and the cash purchase of public land. We will also survey where to find the records generated during the ownership and transfer of property. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 15-Jun-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, 15-Jun-19 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting--Skeletons in the Family Closet. We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation discusses some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them. Instructor: Fortin, Jenkins B, Largo Library.