Saturday, April 27, 2019

Gallipollis, Ohio Library System Provides Online Historical Newspaper Collection

The Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis, Ohio has provided us with 123 years of digitized historical newspapers. The collection dates back to 1895 and includes six titles.

You can browse by title and by year, or search for people, places, or events for a specified time frame.

Check it out at:

Friday, April 26, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 29 April to 4 May 2019

Monday, 29-Apr-19 at 10:00 AM--Library Databases. There are several databases subscribed to by the Largo Public Library that support genealogy research. Ancestry and HeritageQuest are the most well-known, but there are also American Ancestors, News Bank, and others. This class shows how to find and use those databases. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 30-Apr-19 at 10:00 AM--Library of Congress Website. This class will cover what genealogy help it provides, veterans’ information, historic newspapers, digital collections, photographs, and use of the catalog. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 2-May-19 at 10:15 AM--Death Records. This class will focus on finding records to establish the death date of your deceased kinfolk. We will describe and demonstrate how and where to find many types of records and resources that will enable you to determine death dates. In addition to the commonly used records such as death certificates, tombstones, obituaries, death indexes, etc., you will discover some that you may not have considered. Instructor: Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 4-May-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.  This will be the last meeting until September. Instructor: Bryan-Hosmer.     Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 4-May-19 at 1:00 PM--Ancestry DNA: I have my results, what's next? This class is a basic DNA class that provides strategies and techniques for using your Ancestry DNA results to find new relatives and discover keys to the past. Bring your laptop if you like but it is not required. If you do, bring your Ancestry login and password! Instructor: Luce, Jenkins A, Largo Library.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Menominee, Michigan Obituaries, Newspaper Articles, and More Available Online

Thanks to the Spies Public Library for making these databases available. They are the work of local historian Robert G. Shaw, and cover Marinette, Menominee, and Peshtigo communities.

You will find obituaries, funeral notices, newspaper articles and weddings.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Suncoast Genealogy Society Features Debbe Hagner at 25 May Meeting

Here's the info:

Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Palm Harbor Public Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, Florida.

“How To Use The New Family Search” presented by: Debbe Hagner.
     With so many features available, there is sure to be something that will spark your interest. Debbie will discuss Family Search and all the new options!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Oak Ridge, Tennessee Obituary Index Available Online

This index contains entries from 1943 to the present taken from local Oak Ridge, Tennessee newspapers. The focus on Anderson and Roane counties. As with all indexes, the entries point you to the publication date and page number of the original entry.

Check it out at:

Friday, April 19, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 22-27 April 2019

Monday, 22-Apr-19 at 6:00 PM--Newspapers Online in Genealogy. This class will explore the genealogy data to be found in newspapers (obituaries, weddings, human interest stories, etc.) and show where to find the online repositories and how to use them. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Tuesday, 23-Apr-19 at 11:00 AM--Genealogy and DNA: The Basics. Learn about the types of DNA tests used for genealogy and popular testing companies. We compare the benefits of each type of test and each company’s database. Instructor: Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 23-Apr-19 at 1:00 PM--DNA Interest Group: Learn how to interpret your DNA test results, and apply those results to your current family history research. Join our casual group as we research and learn together. Instructor: Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Friday, 26-Apr-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, 27-Apr-19 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group. Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program, Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Site DigitalNC has added several more newspapers to its free website

The Digital North Carolina Heritage Center has added to its newspaper collection. This is worth checking out if you have ancestor from North Carolina, but the landing page can take to you more information than only newspapers. Yearbooks, historical images, and city directories are also offered.

Check it out at:

Monday, April 15, 2019

Digital Collections From Andover, Massachusetts

Thanks to the Memorial Hall Library of Andover, Massachusetts for the many and varied online digital collections made available. Navigate to the area that interests you by using the links located in the left pane of the landing page.

You can see cemetery, military, and town records, as well as school yearbooks, and historical newspapers.

If you have ancestors from this part of Massachusetts, check out this resource at:

Friday, April 12, 2019

Milburn, New Jersey Public Library Features Online Collections

Thanks to the public library in Milburn, New Jersey several online databases are available for researcher use. The resources include local newspapers, and city directories, as well as town and church histories.

You can search using the search box on the landing page, or you can browse by first selecting one of the tabs at the top of the page.

PGS Events for the Week of 15-20 April 2019

Monday, 15-Apr-19 at 10:00 AM--Research Logs are an often over-looked tool of genealogy. They can be important aids on using the Genealogy Proof Standard, as well as helping you plan, record and analyze your research. This class explains what they are, their value, and how to use them.  Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library
Thursday, 18-Apr-19 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. Padgett, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Saturday, 20-Apr-19 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, 20-Apr-19 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting: Migration Patterns in the US--This is an introduction to the concept of Migration Patterns within the United States. Using this concept, this program will provide you with the tools to tackle the questions:
  1. Where did my forebears come from? 2. Where might I find their records?
Instructor: Hostetler, Jenkins B, Largo Library
Saturday, 20-Apr-19 at 12:30 PM--Workshop Tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there. Instructor: Summers, Genealogy Center, Largo Library.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

This collection of Japanese American newspapers boasts some 50 titles and runs from 1887 to 1955. Some issues are in English and some are in Japanese. The collection can be both searched and browsed (by title and date)

The publications focus mainly on the United States with a good number from Hawaii, but some international titles are also included..

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records, and Obituaries By Joe Beine

Thanks to genealogist Joe Beine for keeping this list of death indexes and records updated. In addition to listings by state, collections relating to several large cities are included also.

If you click on the link "Genealogy Records & Resources," you will find several other equally beneficial topical lists.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Legacy Writing Workshop at Tarpon Springs Library on 15 April

Gulfport Historical Society Presents Walking Tour on 20 April

Join the Gulfport Historical Society as they take a stroll through history in Gulfport. The tour examines the creation of this small seaside hamlet; the tour guides — all Gulfport locals with a penchant for history and storytelling — share the town's history and stories with the group. The tour starts at the Gulfport History Museum where you can take a peek at some of their historic photos.

Tour free for Gulfport Historical Society members. All others pay $10 per person. There is a water cooler at the museum; please bring your refillable bottle to fill up before the tour.

These tours sell out, so advance ticket purchase is highly suggested. Members should pre-register to ensure they have a spot. No one wants to turn people away, but when the group gets too large it's hard for everyone to hear the tour guides.

  • 04/20/2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Gulfport History Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport.   Register here

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Links to Historical Newspaper Archives Online

This is a huge listing of historical newspaper links (US and international), student newspapers, and magazine archives.

Check it out at:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Suncoast Genealogy Society Features Megan Smolenyak at 27 April Meeting

The event is held at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave, Palm Harbor, Florida.