Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Brown County, Texas Cemetery Indexes Available Online

Thanks to the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society, we can see listings for the cemeteries of Brown County, Texas. The display as a good one, listing over 75 area cemeteries. To see a listing, click on the name of the cemetery listed in the table on the landing page.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Elmwood Cemetery Directory in Flora, Illinois Available Online.

Flora, Clay County, Illinois is home to the Elmwood Cemetery which saw its first burial in 1853. The burials include some 770 veterans.

The landing page provides a link to download a Microsoft Word document containing the list of burials. Further exploration of the landing page will reveal several veteran-oriented databases that may be of interest to you.

PGS Events for the Week of 26-31 August 2019

Monday, 26-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM Local and County Histories are often overlooked resources that can contain a wealth of resources on your ancestors and the places that they lived. This presentation explores the background of local and county history books; what information can be found in them; and, where to find them, both in print and online. Instructor: Fortin. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 27-Aug-19 at 11:00 AM--DNA Basics for Genealogy. 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, 27-Aug-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-Luce, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 28-Aug-19 at 1:00 PM--FamilySearch Family Tree.  The class will demonstrate how to build a family tree using the free  Most importantly it will show how to deal with incorrect information in a shared environment and encourage family contacts.  Instructor: Nerge, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Friday, 30-Aug-19 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group. A roundtable discussion regarding techniques to find your German ancestry, questions and answers, handouts. Instructor: Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
More stuff of interest:
The Franco-American Discussion Group meetings have been cancelled for the coming months of Sep-Oct-Nov. Charlie Grandmaison passed away and we have no one to lead the group.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Loveland, Colorado Cemetery Records Available Online

A database of burials at Lakeside Burial Park and Loveland Burial Park in Loveland, Colorado is available online. The Lakeside Cemetery was founded in 1880, followed in 1912 by the Loveland Cemetery.

Click on the link titled "I Want To..." located in the upper left corner of the landing page. You will be presented with several options to search and view the Burial Park and burial information.

Friday, August 16, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 19 - 24 August 2019

Tuesday, 20-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM--Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): History and Research.The CCC was a major governmental program of the New Deal that sought to employ millions of destitute young men of the Depression Era. Although the term “CCC” is usually recognized, few specifics are generally known about the program. This presentation recounts the history and accomplishments of the CCC, as well as characteristics of the corps members and camp life. It will also explore where records can be found and how to order them if needed. Instructor: Summers.  Local History Room, Largo Library
24-Aug-19  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.

African American Funeral Program Collection Expanded at Augusta, Georgia Public Library

The Eula M. Ramsey Johnson Memorial Funeral Program Collection at the Augusta-Richmond County Public System has added over 10,000 pages of funeral programs. The collection offers over 3,000 African American funeral programs spanning the period 1933 to 2017.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Online Data at the City Archives of Victoria, British Columbia

The city of Victoria, British Columbia offers a number of resources through their city archives. Take your time and browse the links provided on the landing page.

In particular, scroll to the bottom of the landing page for links to Ross Bay cemetery records, death notices, and marriage notices.

Friday, August 9, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 12-17 August 2019

Monday, 12-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM.Civil War Ancestors: Presents a strategy for tracing your Civil War Ancestors. Examines both state and national records, and both print and digital formats. The emphasis in the digital world is websites that are free and accessible from home. Instructor: Summers. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 17-Aug-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, 17-Aug-19 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting: Not in the Census? Try Again--Not everyone recorded in a census is easy to find on first inspection. In this session, attendees will learn tips and techniques to locate those ancestors who require additional effort. The session will cover a quick bit of U.S., UK, and Canadian census history; the idea that some individuals were counted two or more times in the same census, or sometimes entirely missed; and the pitfalls of enumeration, transcription, and indexing, Attendees will learn some clever searching techniques beyond the obvious methods; how to find individuals who are not where they are expected to be; and how to use browsing instead of searching for the tough situations. Speaker: Drew Smith, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 17-Aug-19 at 12:30 PM--Workshop tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there. Instructor: Summers., Genealogy Center, Largo Library.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Irish Research - Recognize When You May Need Help

Lisa Louise Cooke interviews Kate Eakman, Professional Genealogist specializing in Irish genealogy at Legacy Tree Genealogists to get tips on getting started with your Irish research and when you may need professional help

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

"Walk-in DNA Assistance the Second Saturday of Each Month

Denise Manning and Susan Luce are offering a walk-in DNA help session on the second Saturday of each month from 1-4.  Since they already have the DNA for adoptees class scheduled for this Saturday (10 Aug) at 1, they will provide that one on one assistance as soon as the class is over...about 2:15.  Come join them--they would love to work with you.  They will be in the Jenkins Room A!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

PGS Events for the Week of 5-10 August 2019

Monday, 5-Aug-19 at 10:00 AM. Genealogical Numbering Systems—explore different ways of showing relationships in family histories, and understanding ancestor and descendant reports in your genealogy program. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Saturday, 10-Aug-19 at 1:00 PM--DNA for Adoptees --Strategies to find birth families. This class is for those that have taken the DNA Basic class and are ready to explore ways to use DNA to help find birth families.  You need to have a good understanding of general genealogical research strategies and databases such as and search engines and be familiar with your DNA testing company's products and tools.
Drop in from 2:00-4:00 or stay after the class for one-on-one assistance with your personal DNA questions.

Instructor: Manning-Luce, Jenkins A, Largo Library.