Friday, July 10, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 13 - 18 July 2020

Monday, 13-Jul-20 at 1:00 PM. Tracing Living Persons--We often would like to find relatives or friends for which we have lost touch. Or perhaps find cousins or other relatives that you didn’t know you had! This class will focus on some tips and techniques for finding living people. A case study will be given. Presented by Bob Bryan.  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89135130240?pwd=NUZ0WlNENXdqaU41VnVMczd4dWNUUT09

Meeting ID: 891 3513 0240

Password: 2020

 

Saturday, 18-Jul-20 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting "Put Some Meat on "Dem Bones" Combine your research with historical information and turn your ancestral data into a compelling story even the non-genealogist will want to read. Learn how to bring life to your ancestors, structure a storyline, depict time and place, use general information as a backdrop, and let the tale evolve into a fully developed story.  No previous experience required for this fun hands-on class presented by Patricia Charpentier. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86748475284?pwd=ZXcvNEZpYUNIY3ptcFRHNXZaeVpTdz09

 

Meeting ID: 867 4847 5284

Password: 2020

 


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Buffalo, New York Burials in Forest Lawn Cemetery

The Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York saw its first burial in 1842, and now more than 160,000 have been buried there.

The landing page allows you to search by the deceased's name, and it allows you also to focus your search on a particular cemetery. Forest Lawn Cemetery is one of those cemetery choices, but the Forest Lawn Cemetery Group manages five other cemeteries as well. The default setting is for a search of all of the properties.

Check it out at:
https://www.forest-lawn.com/genealogy/locate-a-loved-one

Friday, July 3, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 6 - 11 July 2020

Saturday, 11-Jul-20 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy Discussion Group--We will be reviewing the book Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies.  We will start May 9th with Chapter 1, continuing to review one chapter a month through the summer. Manning/Luce.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88064050975?pwd=U0h5TlFvM25kK0ljWDFEYU1OMEZxZz09

If needed,

Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975

Password: 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Historical and Geographical Tips to Research Your Irish Ancestors

Kate Eakman, Senior Research at Legacy Tree Genealogists, gives us an article published by Lisa Louise Cooke in her Genealogy Gems Blog to help in your Irish research. The article is titled "Trace Your Irish Ancestors with Four Historical and Geographical Tips.

Easy to read and highly informative, the article gives key elements in starting your Irish ancestor research.

Check it out at"
https://lisalouisecooke.com/2017/03/12/trace-your-irish-ancestors/

Friday, June 26, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 29 June - 4 July 2020

Thursday, 2-Jul-20 at 7:00 PM: DNA 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. This meeting focuses on Ancestry DNA. Online class—webinar, Manning/Luce.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09

Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296

Password: 2020

Saturday, 4-Jul-20 at 10:00 AM:Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software, Online class—webinar, Bryan

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

Meeting ID: 567 524 039

Password: 2020

Obituary Index for the Plymouth, Indiana "Pilot" Available Online

An obituary index compiled from a Plymouth, Indiana newspaper called the "Pilot" is available online. It covers the dates from July 1922 to May 1983.

The index offers the name and the date the obituary appeared in the newspaper. If you find a name of interest, you can request it from the library. The email for the library is provided on the landing page.

https://myplymouthlibrary.org/digital/#genealogy

Monday, June 22, 2020

Columbia County, Oregon Cemetery Listings Available Online

The Rainier Cemetery District provides us interment listings for twelve cemeteries located in Columbia County, Oregon.

From the landing page, locate the link "Search a Database" located in the left pane of the web page. That will take you to several links you can follow to finally land on an alphabetized PDF file. The information you can find includes name, grave location, and dates of birth, death, and burial. There are also indicators if the deceased had military affiliation.

The landing page has links to the individual cemeteries where you can find photos and maps.

https://www.rainiercemeterydistrict.com/

Friday, June 19, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 22-27 June 2020

Tuesday, 23-Jun-20 at 1:00 PM DNA Interest Group. Every month on the Fourth Tuesday. 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. Manning, Luce--Online class—webinar
To join the meeting, follow this link:
If needed, Meeting ID: 845 7492 9851 and Password is 2020.
Saturday, 27-Jun-20 at 10:00 AM RootsMagic User Group. Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers--Online class—webinar
If needed, Meeting ID is 774 843 754 and password is 2020.  

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Wotld War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths Index Online

If you have ancestors who lost their lives in WWI, or of you suspect you do, checking this index onn Family?Search.org can be helpful.

You do not get an abundance of information above name, name, date of death, name of unit, serial number, and maybe home state. But if you find a ancestors record, you now know enough to continue your research and perhaps track down his records at the National Archives.

Check it out at:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2996059

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Swiss Newspapers Digitized and Free Online

This collection can be helpful if you have Swiss ancestors. The collection reportedly contains 116 titles, comprising over 490,000 issues, about 4.5 million pages and over 36 million articles...all in the native language.

You can translate the site to English (look for the button in the upper right corner of the landing page), but that translates the headings, not the articles themselves.

The reader has a nice feature. When you click on an article in the image of the paper you are interested in, a transcribed version of the article appears in the left page of the window.

https://www.e-newspaperarchives.ch/?a=p&e=-------de-20--1--img-txIN--------0----&p=home&l=en

Friday, June 12, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 15-20 June 2020


Tuesday, 16-Jun-20 at 10:00 AM--Naturalization Records: Many of our ancestors became naturalized citizens and left a paper trail when they did so. This class explains the naturalization process, what information can be found in the records, and where those records can be found. Presented by Peter Summers online via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Additional meeting information if needed:
Meeting ID: 869 5023 5505
Password: 2020
Saturday, 20-Jun-20 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting online via Zoom: 
Photo Detective Roadshow with Maureen Taylor--Maureen shows each picture and asks the owner to talk about the image. Maureen guides them through the telling with a few questions.  Along the way, she'll ask questions, point out identification clues, and offer theories about the picture.  Don’t be surprised if there is a big reveal. Maureen offers research advice to follow up on the new clues. 
Everyone is welcome to listen to the discussion, and if you wish to actively participate, submit a digital picture of your chosen photo, front and back (if there is information on the back), along with a note explaining what you know, if anything, about the photo.  Email your photo with notes to PhotoRoadShow@PinellasGenealogySociety.com no later than midnight June 15th.
Here is the information you need to join the meeting on Jun 20, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Click this link to join the Zoom Meeting:
Additional meeting information if needed:
Meeting ID: 857 7271 2842
Password: 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers free Webinar and More During 20th Anniversary Celebration

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is inviting us to a free event, as well as discounts and prizes as they continue celebrating their 20th anniversary year.

Here is what is available to you from The National Institute:

Saturday, June 27, 2020: a FREE online fun-filled day with Gena Phillibert-Ortega: talks and games;
* $10,000 worth of prizes;
* one of three free courses available to everyone;
* one of six courses at 50% off;
* 15% off any one package.

For more information:  http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/2020/05/all-day-special-event/

Or you can contact The National Institute directly at:
admin@genealogicalstudies.com
1-800-580-0165 ext 1

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Suncoast Genealogy Society DNA Interest Group Meets Monday, 8 Jun 2020

SGS DNA Interest Group Meeting Monday, 8 Jun 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/RobertPIERRO/suncoast_genealogy

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 573-065-245

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/573065245

Obituary Index for the Plainville Times, Plainville, Texas

To get the this Plainville, Texas obituary index, click on the line that reads "Obituary Index." Another link will appear that will take you to a Spreadsheet which is alphabetized by name of deceased.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P4U90FA64wrIMDJwoTFWCT-Q6x6SSBUFNLR55oiW1aA/edit

Friday, June 5, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 8-13 June 2020

Here is the online event scheduled for next week. If you need help with Zoom, see the PGS website at pinellasgenealogysociety.com "Zoom Orientation."
Sign-in information for each class is also given on the calendar at the society website.
Saturday, 13 Jun 2020 at 1:00-4:00 PM--Advanced Genetic Genealogy Discussion
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88064050975?pwd=U0h5TlFvM25kK0ljWDFEYU1OMEZxZz09

Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975
Password: 2020
We will be reviewing the book Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies, Chapter 2.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 1-6 June 2020


Here are the online events scheduled for next week. If you need help with Zoom, see the PGS website at pinellasgenealogysociety.com "Zoom Orientation."
Sign in information for each class is also given on the calendar at the society website. 
Thursday, 4-Jun-20 at 7:00 PM--DNA 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. This meeting focuses on shared matches. Luce/Manning. Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09
Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296
Password: 2020

Saturday, 6-Jun-20 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan. Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

Meeting ID: 567 524 039   Password: 2020

Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998 on FamilySearch.org

I usually don't highlight individual databases found in familiar large collections like Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, but this is an exception.

This collection of naturalization records from county level archives is a great example of how far the digitizing of records has gone. Finding naturalization documents executed in non-federal courts prior to 1906 is a challenge because for the most part those records only exist at local level court houses and archives...they never got consolidated at the National Archives as federal court records have.

Although this collection focuses on Illinois records, it is easy enough to search FamilySearch.org for other local level collections.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1989159

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Congregational Church Records from the Colonial Era Online

Thanks goes to the Congregational Library and the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale as well as many local churches across New England for this rescued collection of early Colonial Era church records.

The records must be browsed rather than searched, but each record book is dated which makes browsing more focused.

The landing page presents you with an interactive map where you can zoom in, identify your area of interest, and click on an icon representing local church records, individual records, or organizational records. Each record book also has a finding aid to explain what the record contains, how it is organized, etc.

When you finally got to the point where you are looking at a digitized original record, you may find that it has be transcribed for you, but that is not true in all cases.

This collection is a challenge to use, but can yield rewards for your efforts beyond your expectations.

Read the introductory information below the map on the landing page to get started.

Check it out at:
http://www.congregationallibrary.org/nehh/main

Friday, May 22, 2020

PGS Events and More for the Week of 25 - 30 May 2020

TOMORROW
23 MAY, SAT at 10am – 12pm RootsMagic User Group
Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers. To join the meeting, follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/774843754?pwd=Y1E0bS9VZHNWUHhlejVRd3JyR25ydz09.  If needed, Meeting ID is 774 843 754 and password is 2020.
“Using FamilySearch.org To Find Genealogical Records”  will be presented by Drew Smith for Suncoast Genealogy Society on Saturday May 23 from 1:30-3:30 via GoToMeeting. All are invited to join by clicking on the link below. https://www.gotomeet.me/RobertPIERRO/suncoast_genealogy
NEXT WEEK
26 MAY, TUE at 1 – 3pm – PGS DNA User Group
Every month on the Fourth Tuesday. 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. Manning, Luce
To join the meeting, follow this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574929851?pwd=bTRndktHUEVKcWhSaVp0aWtTTU5uUT09. If needed, Meeting ID: 845 7492 9851 and Password is 2020.

27 MAY, WED at 1 – 2:30pm Homestead Act
This is an in-depth treatment of the historical and political significance of the 1862 Homestead Act and associated legislation. Includes a discussion of the process followed to establish a homestead on public domain land, and an understanding of the method of legally surveying and describing the land. The presentation will also cover an examination of the records that were created in establishing a homestead, their genealogical value, and where those records are found today. Presented by Peter Summers. Join Zoom Meeting
If needed, Meeting ID is 841 0705 1445 and Password is 2020


A couple more things...
A new TV series, The Genetic Detective, starring well-known genetic genealogist CeCe Moore is scheduled to begin on 26 May 2020 on ABC at 10 pm. Check your TV listings

Free access to all military records on MyHeritage.com until 26 May. Go to https://bit.ly/36j1VHz to access.

McHenry, Illinois Local Obituary Database Online

Scroll down the landing page and click on "Local Obituaries." Three data sets are listed that you can click on. Doing so will take you to a PDF file that is organized alphabetically by surname.

The information given is name, date of death, date of newspaper, and page number. The obits range back to 1875, but read the explanation for each list to zero in on the dates covered.

Check it out at:
http://www.mchenrylibrary.org/index.php/find-it/genealogy-local-history-help

Monday, May 18, 2020

Greenwood Cemetery in Petosky, Michigan Online

This listing give a treasure trove of information if you are fortunate enough to have ancestors buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Petosky, Michigan. Actually, the listing includes burials in other nearby cemeteries as well.

To get to the data, click on the "Research" tab near the top of the landing page, then click on "Genealogical Research" in the drop-down menu. That takes you to the first page of the alphabetical listing of over 81,000 records. You can browse the list or search by name.

When you search on a name and get a hit list, clicking on a hit will reveal detailed information. And here's the best part, that additional information may include a photo of the headstone and a digitized copy of the obituary. In fact, there are more than 60,000 obits in the collection.

http://www.gwood.us/

Friday, May 15, 2020

PGS Events for the of 18-23 May 2020


How to use Zoom--Click the Zoom Orientation link at our website, pinellasgenealogysociety.com  

Reminder: Program Meeting tomorrow, 16 May 2020 at 11:00 AM, 
“MEET THE PILGRIMS!” -- You know them as monuments and myths, but in this session, we will get to know the Pilgrims as people! Understand their family ties, their jobs, their hopes, and their failures. Learn how our Pilgrim ancestors made gut-wrenching decisions while fleeing from England to Holland and finally to the New World where they survived to help found a new nation!  Presented by Lori Coffey. Join the meeting at https://bit.ly/3bDpsUK,  Meeting ID: 831 1835 2733
Password: 2020.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 1:00 pm. Orphan Trains: online presentation using Zoom.
Description:The story of the Orphan Trains, which relocated children from the eastern cities to rural farmlands, has become a part of American popular culture. This presentation explores the facts behind the legends; follows a group of children“placed-out” in 1880; and, provides resources available to learn more about the orphan trains and their riders. Presented by Karen Fortin.  

Join Zoom Meeting using this link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89281817798?pwd=UG5EbUNEZUtySmF0NVF5UDVrYlhyZz09

If needed, Meeting ID: 892 8181 7798 and password is 2020
Orphan Train handout at https://bit.ly/2SYVsfM    
Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 10:00 am. RootsMagic User Group  (RMUG) meeting .
Description:
Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Presented by Peter Summers.

To join the meeting, follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/774843754?pwd=Y1E0bS9VZHNWUHhlejVRd3JyR25ydz09 
If needed, Meeting ID is 774 843 754 and password is 2020. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Cemetery Records of Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery, Kirksville, Missouri

This listing comes to us in two databases: one being an alphabetical index of burials by name, and the second is a listing of graves by section name and number. First use the alphabetical index to get the grave location, then use that information in the second listing to get the most information: name, date of birth, date of death, and additional information.

It is that last element that can reveal tidbits of special importance such as relationships, number of wives, marriage dates, occupations, etc.

http://www.kirksvillecity.com/cemeteryrecords

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Largo Public Library Begins the Process of Reopening



The following guidelines were received from the Largo Public Library. This is what they mean for the activities at the Genealogy Center:

The Genealogy Center is open to the public as any other department of the library subject to the guidelines below. Individual genealogy assistance will not be available at the library until further notice in keeping with the guidance. If you wish one-on-one assistance, call 727-586-7410 and leave a message or email info@PinellasGenealogySociety.com and you will be connected with one of our consultant volunteers. 

Under these guidelines there will also be no in-library classes, meetings, or user groups until further notice. However, PGS has a growing number of online events that you can see scheduled on our website calendar at PinellasGenealogySociety.com.

PGS is striving to deliver the outstanding genealogy education and assistance you are accustom to, but focused for the time being on an online format. Please join us in those activities as we anticipate a time when we can enjoy in-person meetings again.

Here are the published guidelines:

Largo Public Library Begins the Process of Reopening

The Largo Public Library will begin re-opening to the community with limited services beginning Monday, May 11, 2020. The City of Largo is committed to providing a safe environment by implementing operational precautions following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To preserve the health and safety of our community, the library will open with the following guidelines:

The book drop continues to be open for returning library materials (all checked out materials are due June 1.)

Monday, May 11
• Team members will return to the building to prepare the library to welcome the public. 

Monday, May 18

• Drive-thru only service begins, Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm 

• Cardholders can call and request materials for pick-up
• Library staff will contact you within four hours to let you know materials are ready to pick up at the drive-thru window 

Monday, June 1*

• The Library will open to the public at 25% occupancy 

• Maximizing social distancing is required with 6ft separation between individuals
• Group sizes of no larger than ten people are required • Frequent and regular cleaning of all touch points including doorknobs, keyboards, etc.
• Returned items will be set aside for 24 hours before processing
• Limited seating options will be available
• Limited available computers and computer time
• Library staff may be voluntarily wearing face masks
• Plexiglas shields have been installed at all service desks and there will be limited one-on-one staff assistance 
• No in-person programming until further notice
• Meeting rooms, study rooms, and labs remain closed until further notice

New Services Available • New one-touch self-checkout units
• Mobile checkout option available for personal devices
• Self-service faxing and scanning station
• Virtual programming • Take home summer reading program kits
• Increased eContent
• Live Chat available on the website

*All information is subject to change pending updates to County, State, and Federal guidelines. The Largo Public Library looks forward to welcoming back our loyal patrons. 

If you have any questions, please call (727) 587-6715.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Steve Morse One-Stop Web pages

Those of you not familiar with the work of Steve Morse are in for a treat when you visit his web page. Steve has created search tools for such things as immigration records, census records, vital records, etc. His tools augment the search capabilities of major data providers like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.

His tools are so wide-ranging that it is difficult to explain what they are....they need to be experienced. Go to his website and take your time scrolling through his offerings to get a feel for what is there before you dive into a search. My guess is that you will find searches and information you didn't know you needed.

Check it out at:
https://stevemorse.org/

Friday, May 1, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 4 - 9 May 2020

During this time of restricted social interaction, PGS is offering some events in an online format using a service called "Zoom." It is relatively easy to use but there are a few things to learn in the beginning.

You may use a desktop or laptop computer, smartphone or tablet to participate. You will need a microphone for the desktop if you wish to speak and a camera if you wish to be seen; the other devices usually have the microphone and camera built in.

If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you must first install the Zoom client from your App Store. You only need to do this one time. If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, the Zoom app will be installed during your initial log in. You will have to respond to three pop-ups during your login: "open zoom," "join with video" (optional), and "join with computer audio."

To join the meeting at the date/time of the event, click the hyperlink provided and enter the meeting ID number and password if requested. That information will be provided on our website calendar and home page, weekly event email, and Blog.

Once you have logged in, you will have to wait until the host lets you into the meeting. When you are admitted, be patient as others join in, and then the host will start the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, your audio will be muted. The host will give a short explanation of controlling your audio and video as well as using the "chat" feature.

That's about all you need to know to participate in our online events. Please be mindful of others in the meeting and practice simple courtesy in your communication.

REMINDER—Family Tree User Group Meeting tomorrow, Saturday, 2 May 2020 at 10:00 AM. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

Meeting ID: 567 524 039
Password: 2020

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With all that said, here is what’s happening for the week of 6-11 May 2020:

Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 7:00 pm--DNA Basics online class via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296
Password: 2020
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.

Saturday, 9 May 2020 at 1:00 pm—Advanced Genetic Genealogy Discussion.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975
Password: 2020
We will be reviewing the book Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies.  We will start May 9th with Chapter 1, Lessons Learned from Triangulating a Genome by Jim Bartlett, continuing to review 1 chapter a month through the summer.

16 May PGS Program Meeting Features Lori Coffey


After a couple of schedule adjustments, we are pleased to announce that Lori Coffey will be presenting "Meet the Pilgrims!" at our May online program meeting. Lori was originally scheduled to present at our June meeting, but has been rescheduled for May.

The presentation will be an online event starting at 11 am on 16 May. Here is the URL to follow to join the meeting at the scheduled date and time:

This presentation is a companion to the program on the Mayflower that we heard last month from Karen Fortin. Both are in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Here is more information on the presentation:

"Meet the Pilgrims!" -- You know them as monuments and myths, but in this session, we will get to know the Pilgrims as people! Understand their family ties, their jobs, their hopes, and their failures. Learn how our Pilgrim ancestors made gut-wrenching decisions while fleeing from England to Holland and finally to the New World where they survived to help found a new nation! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Bedford,, New Hampshire Cemeteries available Onlline

This site let's you search the cemeteries of Bedford, New Hampshire. Four cemeteries are involved: Old Bedford Cemetery, Beal's Road Cemetery, Joppa Hill Cemetery, and Bedford Center Cemetery. All have graves dating back to the 1700's.

You can browse an alphabetical listing or search by a variety of parameters. Information about each cemetery can be found by clicking on the Cemetery's name in the contents list on the left side of the landing page.

http://www.bedfordcemeteries.org/Search.asp

Saturday, April 25, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 26 April to 2 May 2020

Tuesday, 28 April at 1:00 PM. PGS DNA User's Group-- The DNA Interest Group will meet Tuesday at 1 online.  We will review Chapter 11 in the Blaine Bettinger book, The Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy. The chapter title is "Genetic Testing for Adoption and Other Brick Walls." We will review strategies and techniques for finding those we've lost using DNA testing results.
Time: Apr 28, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
To join the Zoom Meeting, simply follow this URL for the 28 April event:
Meeting ID: 963 268 824
Password: 2020
Plan to log in a couple of minutes early so we can start at 1 pm with minimal interruption.

Saturday, 2-May-20 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan, Online class—webinar via Zoom.
Topic: Family Tree Maker PGS User Group
Time: May 2, 2020 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking this link

Meeting ID: 567 524 039
Password: 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

PGS Roots Magic Users Group Meets Online on Saturday, 25 April 2020


Pinellas Genealogy Society invites you to an online meeting of the PGS Roots Magic Users Group. This is a question-and-answer format that focuses on users of the Roots Magic genealogy software, their questions and issues.
The date and time are April 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
To join the Zoom Meeting, simply follow this URL for the 25 April event:
If you are prompted for a password, enter 2020. Plan to log in a couple of minutes early so we can start at 10 am with minimal interruption.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Karen Fortin’s 18 April 2020 PGS Program on the Mayflower Available Online


On 18 April Karen Fortin gave an online presentation about the passengers of the Mayflower. In case some of you wanted to hear Karen’s topic but were not able to, we have made a video available at the Pinellas Genealogy Society website. In addition, there is also a presentation handout available.

Those two items are available to the public until 16 May, and then access will be restricted to PGS members. Please be mindful that these items are intended for personal use only.


Here is a short explanation of Karen’s topic:
Who Were the Passengers of the Mayflower? – We’ve all heard the story of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620 but who were these intrepid souls, what did they believe, why did they come to New England, and who left descendants? This presentation explores these topics and provides information on resources available for learning more about the Pilgrims. 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Online Cemetery Records for Hamilton, Cemetery in Hamilton, Massachusetts

Enter you search terms in the search box shown on the landing page.

Before you leave the site, explore the expansion box for "state" and "location." There are more cemeteries represented here than just Hamilton.

Check it out at:
https://cemeteryfind.com/PublicSearch/BurialSearch/cd1adde5-59a4-406d-85ce-4a46b75e83cf

Sunday, April 19, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 20-25 April 2020

We have two online programs this week--both on Saturday.
Pinellas Genealogy Society invites you to an online meeting of the PGS Roots Magic Users Group. This is a question-and-answer format that focuses on users of the Roots Magic genealogy software, their questions and issues.
The date and time are April 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
To join the Zoom Meeting, simply follow this URL for the 25 April event:
If you are prompted for a password, enter 2020. Plan to log in a couple of minutes early so we can start at 10 am with minimal interruption.
NOTE: We are using the Zoom online meeting capability to do this. A video app will be installed if this is the first time you have used Zoom. If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, that is all you need. You will have to respond to three pop-ups during your login: "open zoom," "join with video" (optional), and "join with computer audio."
You will have to wait until the host lets you into the meeting. When you are admitted, be patient as others join in, and then the host will start the meeting.
You can also join with a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet. You must first download the Zoom Cloud App. Then at the appointed time to join the meeting, enter the following 9-digit meeting ID number when prompted:  774 843 754. Again, if prompted for a password, enter 2020.

April 25 at 1:30 PM (this is sponsored by the Suncoast Genealogy Society, but it features one of our PGS presenters, so we listed it here)--You are invited to attend an online program sponsored by the Suncoast Genealogy Society via GoToMeeting. The program is Death Records and 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. Presented by Bob Bryan from Pinellas Genealogy Society.

The meeting time is 1:30 to 3:30.  The link to the Suncoast Genealogy Meeting Room via GoToMeeting is https://bit.ly/3blSDfG.  Click this link now to verify that you can access the site. You can also click this link on Saturday, April 25 @ 1:30 PM to join the presentation. For help in using GoToMeeting please visit the SGS website at https://bit.ly/2XJlSFt.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Three Immigration Myths

This short but informative article by Diane Haddad in Family Tree magazine takes to task three myths about immigration.

https://www.familytreemagazine.com/records/immigration/three-myths-immigrant-ancestors/

Sunday, April 12, 2020

"Genealogy for Kids" series by Lori Coffey


Here are links to a brand new series from Lori Coffey, one of our instructors, called "Genealogy for Kid.s" It is meant to be an introduction to genealogy as well as give kids something fun, interesting, and creative to do while in "Safer at Home" mode.

If you know kids that are looking for something to do, watch this video with them. They will be introduced to the wonderful world of genealogy so they can create their family tree! This episode explains to them how and why to interview relatives.

Episode 2 of Genealogy for Kids! This explains how to fill out the two most common forms to keep your family tree organized. Home schooling? Genealogy is a great way to practice many important life skills such as researching, documenting, writing, detecting, evaluating, and more! Plus you get the benefit of getting to know history on a personal level as you "meet" your ancestors who lived it!

Episode 3 in the Genealogy for Kids training covers finding official and non-official documents that give us information about our ancestors. This is great training for people from 10 to 100! You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this course, just new to the world of genealogy with an interest to learn about your family!

In this fourth and final episode of Genealogy for Kids, we walk you through Franklin's paper trail and learn to deduce information from the clues on the page! You can use this knowledge for the rest of your life! This is great training for smart, curious kids who are looking for something fun and interesting to do while at home on the computer!