Monday, 12-Sep-2016 at 6:00 PM--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.
Tuesday, 13-Sep-2016 at 6:00 PM--Brick Walls—You will eventually reach a point where you seemingly can’t go back further on a particular line. This class will offer some ideas and suggestions for overcoming dead ends in your family history research. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 14 Sep-2016 at 6:00 PM--ANCESTRY FAMILY TREES – Part 1. Publishing your tree on Ancestry.com can be a great way to share your research with others, as well as to provide a backup for your work. This presentation covers how to start a family tree on Ancestry.com, and how to maintain it. That includes working with people, events, images, and sources. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 15-Sep-2016 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Interest Group (GIG)--Q & A and demo on how to research your Irish ancestry. Focareta-Padgett , Local History Room, Largo Library
Saturday, 17-Sep-2016 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, 17 Sep 2016 at 11:00 AM—Program Meeting on Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process. Tips for staying on track and avoiding the temptation to chase those bright shiny objects. The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, information, evidence and conclusions. Learn to use task management software and research logs and other tools to keep on track. Drew Smith, Jenkins B, Largo Library.