Sunday, January 4, 2015

PGS Educational Events for the Week of 5 - 10 January 2015

Monday, 5-Jan-15 at 2:00 PM--Swedish Genealogy Interest Group - Top Tips for Beginning Swedish Family History Research, a YouTube presentation by Crista Cowan, (The Barefoot Genealogist) will be played. This will provide a quick overview of migration patterns and a basic review of the research process. This will serve as a reminded of elements which we may have forgotten. A discussion will follow with some additional hints. Charest, Local History Room, Largo Library
Tue. 6-Jan-15 at 6:00 techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.    Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library

Wed, 7-Jan-15 at 10:00 AM--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, Local History Room, Largo Library
Thu, 8-Jan-15 at 10:30 AM--French Canadian & Acadian Discussion Group, Grandmaison, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Thu, 8-Jan-2015 at 7:00 PM--Who do you think you are?          Bryan, presentation for Indian Shores Women--Indian Shores Municipal Center at 19305 Gulf Blvd, 4th floor.

If you have time to contribute a couple hours to one of our on-going projects, consider this: Monday, 5-Jan-15 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. Memorial Park Cemetery, 5750 49th St N, St. Petersburg, FL

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