Sunday, September 14, 2014

PGS Educational Events for the Week of 14-20 September 2014

Monday, 15-Sep-14 at 6:00 PM--Digital Cameras in genealogy--The digital camera is one of the most important tools for the genealogists. This class will discuss the important features of cameras, and demonstrate how to make the best use of the digital camera in your research. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 17-Sep-14 at 10:00 AM--GENEALOGY PHOTOS: ORGANIZING, MANAGING AND ENHANCING -- This class will demonstrate how to organize and manage your digital genealogy photos so they can be easily found and how to enhance their appearance. This includes cropping, straightening, one-touch fix, removing blemishes, adding captions and text to the photo, making a collage, and much more. All this can be done using Picasa, the powerful free program from Google. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 18-Sep-2014 at 12:30 PM--England & Wales Genealogy--How to access the parish records of birth/christening/marriage/burials from 1538 to the present. Instructor Liz Pearson is from England and is well-versed in finding these free records Pearson, Aging Well Center,  1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL.
Saturday, 20-Sep-14 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy--Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library
Saturday, 20-Sep-14 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting--Historical Maps for the Genealogist can be a powerful tool to connect with generations past. Rebecca O’Sullivan, archaeologist and the Outreach Coordinator for the West Central office of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at the University of South Florida, will discuss the ways different historical maps such as Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, Plat maps, and Coastal Survey maps can be used in your research. She will talk about the many digital and paper sources for these maps, as well as how to locate the map you need, and the possible information about your ancestors it might contain. Jenkins B, Largo Library.

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