Friday, March 8, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 10-16 March 2019

Monday, 11-Mar-19 at 10:00 This is an online database focused on digitized historical newspapers. It is a fee site that is free if accessed at or through the Largo Library. This presentation explains how to get the most out of using it. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 12-Mar-19 15 6:00 PM--Heritage Quest--Getting the most from this free* website. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 13-Mar-19 at 6:00 Searching the Online Databases. American Ancestors, the website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, provides more than 1 billion records in over 450 databases online. Although much of the collection focuses on New England, records from around the U.S. and even some from other countries are available. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the website, and will go through the basics of searching these extensive databases Instructor: Instructor: Fortin  Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 14-Mar-19 at 10:15 AM-- THIS IS A NEW CLASS—JUST ADDED: Canadian Research. Description: Research in all Canadian provinces using archives and genealogical societies. Contact information and links to online resources will be provided. Instructor: Sonia van Heerden, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 15-Mar-19 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). Instructor: Grandmaison, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 16-Mar-19 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy--Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Instructor: Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 16-Mar-19 at 11:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM--Program Meeting--Lecture Series Presented by Guest Speaker, Donna Moughty in Jenkins B, Largo Library.
  • 11:15—12:30 pm: Jumping the Pond: Finding the Origins of Your Immigrant Ancestor”
  • 12:30—1:15 pm: Break for lunch. Bring your own or dine at the Bookmark CafĂ© in the lobby
  • 1:15—2:30 pm : Rubble to Ruin: Locating Famine Emigrants Using Griffith’s Valuation”

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