Saturday, October 3, 2015

PGS Events for the Week of 3-10 October 2015

Tuesday, 6-Oct-2015 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. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Wednesday, 7-Oct-2015 at 10:00 AM--Bounty Lands in Genealogy Research. Bounty Lands were used from before the Revolutionary War up until 1858 to reward military service and stimulate enlistment. Those records can confirm military service and even locate ancestors during and after hostilities. This class gives the history of the subject, what records are available, and where to find them. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Thursday, 8-Oct-2015 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Interest Group--A discussion group for all those interested in finding their Irish roots. The format will be basically Q & A plus some structured sharing of techniques, resources, etc as the group determines.   Commons, Jenkins C, Largo Library.

Memorial Park Cemetery Canvass. Monday, 5 October, 9:00-11:30 am.Bring your digital camera and sun protection. Brooms are provided, but you may wish to bring your own gardening gloves, etc .  Water and other refreshments will be provided.  Wear your PGS shirts if you have one.  WHERE:  5750 49th Street North, St. Petersburg (at the  intersection of 49th Street North and 54th Avenue North, west side). Look for us in Section R near the flag poles.  This section is immediately north of 54th Avenue North.

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