Friday, December 28, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 20 Dec - 5 Jan 2019

Thursday, 3-Jan-19 at 10:30 AM--Immigration Records and Ships Passenger Lists-How to use them. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 5-Jan-19 at 10:00 AM--Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Hosmer-Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Stanford University Newspaper Now Online

This comes from the website:

 "All of the nearly 19,000 issues of The Stanford Daily (1892-2004) are available in a new online database. The collection is entirely searchable and provides a firsthand account of life at Stanford University from 1892 to today."

The landing page takes you to the ability to browse the newspaper by date, but you can also do a keyword search by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of the page.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal Available Online

The Elizabeth Daily Journal of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is available online from the Elizabeth Public Library. It covers January 1872 through August 1915, with plans to expand to 1922.

You can either browse the the database or search by keyword.

Friday, December 21, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 23-29 December 2018

Friday, 28-Dec-18 at 10:15 AM--Franco-American Discussion Group.Geographic areas include: Europe (primarily France, but not limited to France)-Eastern Canada (primarily Quebec, some Ontario, but including the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces)-USA (Central North America and New England, also Louisiana and the surrounding Southern states). Grandmaison. Local History Room, Largo Library.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Glenwood Cemetery, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

The Glenwood Cemetery is located in the community of Picton, in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1873 and the index shows more than 10,000 records.

Click on the "Burial Records" tab at the top of the the landing page to be taken to a PDF document alphabetized by surname.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Historical Material from the 43d Bomb Group of WWII

This sight is focused on the 43d Bomb Group of WWII, but may be of interest if your ancestor fought in any air unit during that period. The sight contains photos, letters, diaries, etc that may give insight to the lives lead by 43d Bomb Group airman, and by extension, airmen (especially bomber crews) throughout the Pacific and European Theaters.

Friday, December 14, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 16-22 December 2018

Monday, 17-Dec-18 at 6:00 PM--MAPS IN GENEALOGY RESEARCH (Part I) -- Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with road, city, political, insurance, and migration maps. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 20-Dec-18 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Interest Group – Topics vary monthly. Customs and culture, review of online resources, strategies for breaking down walls. Members are given an opportunity to share their ancestor discoveries, their travels to Ireland, and topics of interest. This month will feature Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal; Trades in Ireland. Padgett, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 21-Dec-18 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group--a discussion group regarding techniques to find your German ancestry. Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 22-Dec-18 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Database of Iowa Armed Forces Grave Registrations for about 1835 to 1998 brings us this index to grave registrations of soldiers buried in Iowa. The records range back to Revolutionary War soldiers. The information originally comes form the Iowa State Historical Society.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Imperial Soldiers Who Fought in the New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860's

The following is taken from the website:

"The database lists imperial soldiers serving in New Zealand, c.1860-1869, during the New Zealand Land Wars. Information is drawn, in the first instance, from the New Zealand Medal Lists (War Office, WO 100/18, The National Archives, London).

"From 1869 the New Zealand Medal, a campaign medal, was awarded to imperial troops and some colonial troops serving in the New Zealand Wars in the 1860s. Whereas all imperial troops serving in New Zealand received the medal automatically (if they had not since died or deserted), colonial troops were eligible only if they had come under fire in the field of battle"

Scroll down the landing page for the link to the database.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 9 - 15 December 2018

Monday, 10-Dec-18 at 6:00 PM--GENEALOGY PHOTOS: ORGANIZING, MANAGING AND ENHANCING--This class will demonstrate how to manage your digital genealogy photos so they can be easily found and how to enhance their appearance. This includes cropping, straightening, one-touch fix, removing blemishes, adding captions and text to the photo, making a collage, and much more. Bryan--Local History Room, Largo, Library.
Tuesday, 11-Dec-18 at 10:00 AM--LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – who were the Loyalists, and how were they affected by the outcome of the war? Were they rewarded for their loyalty to the British crown, and if so, in what manner? Get the answer to these questions and more, including what records may exist and where they might be found.   Summers, Local History Room, Largo, Library.
Saturday, 15-Dec-18 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-Dec-2018 at 11:00 AM Business meeting and program—Election of Officers and Holiday Party & Show and Tell-- Annual Party & "Might Our Ancestors Have Met?" discussion. Schuler, Jenkins B, Largo Library.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

1921 Canada Census Available From Library and Archives Canada

After several years of having exclusive rights to present the 1921 Canada Census on their subscription website, it is now also available online for free from the Library and Archives Canada.

Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa presents Kenyatta Berry

Kenyatta Berry, a co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, is coming to Tampa for one night to discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy.   FGS president, Tammy Patascher, will interview Kenyatta about her book, her passion for family history and conclude with a question & answer session.  

Kenyatta will sign her book afterwards.   We will provide refreshments and street parking around the library is free at this time of night.

Date:  Thursday Evening - December 13, 2018
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Location:  John F. Germany Public Library
900 N. Ashley Dr - Tampa, FL 33602

For more details visit the FGS website at:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Morgan County, Indiana Cemetery Listings Online

More than 150 Morgan County cemeteries are included in this collection. You can search by first or last name, and you can search a particular cemetery or all of them at once. Clicking on a search results will reveal the detailed record.

Check it out at:

Monday, December 3, 2018

PGS Helps Sponsor 23 March Irish Seminar in Tampa

Pinellas Genealogy Society, in conjunction with four other Florida West Coast societies, is sponsoring an all-day Irish Genealogy Seminar. Speakers are all from the Ulster Historical Foundation and will discuss an introduction to Irish research, 18th and 19th century sources, using printed sources, and a case study for Irish research. This will be the only seminar in Florida during UHF’s American Tour.

The event is on 23 March 2019 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Robert W. Saunders, St. Public Library in Tampa, Florida.

The cost is $40 for members of sponsoring societies, $45 for non-members, and $10 for an optional box lunch.

For more information and registration see:

Members of sponsoring societies receive a $5 discount. If you are a PGS member, use the following discount code when you register: 5OFF-PGS

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Troy, New York Irish Genealogy Society Transcription Projects

Troy, New York, located just north of Albany, was a popular stop for Irish immigrants. You may find reference to your ancestors in the many sources transcribed and presented free online by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

The breadth of topics covered by these transcriptions is impressive. Take your time and explore all the site has to offer.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 2-8 December 2019

Monday, 3-Dec-18 at 10:00 AM--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.
Tuesday, 4-Dec-18 at 10:00 AM--Facebook--how to use this very popular social networking site for genealogy. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 7-Dec-18 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Records Continued: Civil registration records, Parish records, Irish Census records.   Padgett, Local History Room, Largo Library.