Friday, April 7, 2017

PGS Events for the Week of 9-15 April 2017

Monday, 10-Apr-2017 at 10:00 AM--Pre-1850 Census analysis--Many researchers become frustrated with the difficulty in researching the US Census prior to 1850 because of only the heads of households being explicitly named. However, those early censuses contain more information than one might initially think. This class examines the characteristics of the pre-1850 census, the information available, and some strategies for analyzing those census years. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 11-Apr-2017 at 10:00 AM--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.     Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 12-Apr-2017 at 10:00 AM--Orphan Trains and the Children Who Rode in Them. This is a new class, presented for the first time. Fortin, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 15-Apr-2017 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, 15 Apr 2017 at 11:00 AM—Program Meeting presented by Debbe Hagner on “How Do You Know You Have the Right John Smith?.” Jenkins B, Largo Library.

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