Friday, September 5, 2014

PGS Educational Events for the Week of 7-13 September

Monday, 8-Sep-14 at 6:00 PM--DNA Testing for genealogy—What you can and cannot do with DNA testing relating to your family history—an introduction. Local History Room, Largo Library

Tuesday, 9-Sep-14 at 6:00 PM--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. Local History Room, Largo Library

Wednesday, 10-Sep-14 at 6:00 PM--City Directories in Genealogy Research—City directories are a valuable genealogy resource. They can give information on household composition, residence and business location, and insights into the lives our ancestors led. They can also be used as a substitute for the US Federal Census, or used in conjunction with the census to locate hard-to-find ancestors. This class explores the history of this resource, the research value of the information they provide, and where to find the records. Local History Room, Largo Library

Saturday, 13-Sep-14 at 1:00 PM--Non-Population Census Schedules, Imperial Polk Genealogy Society, Bartow, FL

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