Sunday, January 25, 2015

PGS Educational Events for the Week of 25-31 January 2015

Monday, 26-Jan-2015 at 9:30 AM--Memorial Park Cemetery Canvass—9:30-11:30 AM. Meet at the south parking lot at 5750 49th Street N (intersection of 49th St. N. and 54th Ave, west side). Bring your digital camera and sun protection. Water and other refreshments will be provided. Wear your PGS shirt if you have one. Please RSVP to Debbie Schuler:, (727) 470-9967.
Monday, 26-Jan-15 at 6:00 PM--Family Tree Maker 2012 Basics--Part 2, Smith, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 27-Jan-15 at 10:00 AM--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. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 28-Jan-15 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM--England & Wales Genealogy--Quirks and access to government censuses 1841-1911 plus less well known census pre-1841. Participants in the morning lecture are invited to bring their laptops for an afternoon workshop (after a lunch break) to search for personal records with individual guidance. Pearson, Local History Room, Largo Library
Thursday, 29-Jan-15 at 10:30 AM--Land Ownership Records & Maps—This class was scheduled to be led by Susan Luce focusing on using the website. However, Susan had knee replacement surgery last week and cannot do the class. So, we will offer instead a class closely related to Susan's. It will focus on property records generated when an individual acquired land from the US Government. The class will explore how to legally describe that land (essential) to finding records about it), demonstrate how to search for the land records at the Government Land Office website, how to use the website for the same purpose, how find supporting documentation at the and websites, and how to order the Land Entry Case Files from the National Archives.
This class in part is similar to the US Property Research Basics class offered last week, but focuses only on public land states, and goes much deeper to explore in real time the use of the resources mentioned above.  Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

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