Saturday, April 4, 2020

Museum Archives May Hold Keys to Your Ancestor Search

In her article "Why You Should Look for Archives in Museums," Melissa Barker barker makes her point with several examples where important family information was "hidden away" in there often overlooked resources.

Melissa also gives us tops on how to find museum archives, including use of the website "ArchiveGrid."

Check it out at:
https://lisalouisecooke.com/2018/05/21/archives-museums/

Friday, March 27, 2020

New York City Marriage Index Online

This database is courtesy the Reclaim the Records Project. It includes record between 1950 and 2017.

While you are at the landing  page, take some time to read about Reclaim the Records before you dive into the data.

https://www.nycmarriageindex.com/?mc_cid=f727e0f7d3&mc_eid=d19102bdf1

Monday, March 23, 2020

What It Means Geographically To Be "German"

Thanks to Camille Andrus, writing in the Blog Genealogy Gems, for this article on Defining "German." Those of you with German ancestors you have traced back to their country of origin know how confusing and frustrating that can be given the frequency that European country borders changed throughout time. The issue is the crux of Camille's article.

This is a must-read for those of you starting your German ancestor research, and a good refresher for those of you who are more experienced.

https://lisalouisecooke.com/2018/02/25/beginning-german-genealogy/

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Over One Million New Jersey Deaths from 2001 Included in Free, Online Index

The Reclaim The Records Project offers this index of New Jersey deaths for the period 2001 to 2017. That's over 1,000,000 records, and they are searchable. In addition a collection of 500,000 non-indexed images are available for browsing.

To get to the collections, click on the "Search Database" or "Browse Images" tabs at the top of the landing page.

https://www.newjerseydeathindex.com/?mc_cid=2ac35ecaf2&mc_eid=d19102bdf1

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Peekskill, New York Online Obituary Index Dates from the mid-1800's

This index collection consists of over 46,000 obituary entries dating from the mid-1800's. To get to the search form, click on the "Start Search" link found in the center of the landing page.

Before you do your search, take a moment to read the information on the landing page about how to order the obits you find and want.

Check it out at:
https://www.peekskill.org/obituary-index#.XePSVuhKi73

Saturday, March 7, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 9-14 March 2020

Monday, 9-Mar-20 at 10:00 AM. Walking in their Footsteps--One of the fun things about genealogy is getting to know our ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a chart. This presentation will help you to identify sources that can assist you in locating the precise locations where your ancestors lived and worked. Fortin,        Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 10-Mar-20 at 6:00 PM. Eastern European Research--For ancestors who came from Galicia/Halychyna, Bukovina, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germans from Russia, Rusyns, Boykos. Help on how to start - with information obtained in the New World. van Heerden. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 12-Mar-20 at 1:00 PM. Skeletons in The Family Closet: Dealing With The Unexpected. We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation discusses some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them. Fortin, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 14-Mar-20 at 12:00-4:00 PM. Family History Assistance Day--Genealogists from the Pinellas Genealogy Society will be on hand to help you find your ancestors.  Free, individual assistance will be provided to each person who attends.  First come, first served. Be sure to bring what you know (names, dates, places of birth, death, marriages, residence, etc.) concerning your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We will help you find earlier generations. Various PGS genealogists   Local History Room and Reading Room, Largo Library.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee Historic Newspapers Online

This collection includes twelve different Chattanoga newspapers ranging in dates from 1838 to 1912. You can search by key word and date range, or browse by title or year.

Check it out at:
http://chattanooga.advantage-preservation.com/

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Denise Manning Presents a DNA class at Tarpon Library on 2 March 2020

This comes from Denise Manning of the Tarpon Springs Public Library:

Join us for a fun genealogy group at the Tarpon Library Monday evening, March 2, at 6:30 pm. The topic of discussion will be Traditional Research and Genetic Genealogy: Tying the Two Together.

DNA technology is the most useful to genealogists when used in conjunction with traditional paper-trail research. But, how do we tie together the seemingly different clues derived from History and Science? Learn the types of genealogy questions that might be answered by analyzing our DNA results and those of our DNA matches

Friday, February 28, 2020

The Villages Family History Free Expo is on 25 March 2020




PGS Events for the Week of 2-7 March 2020

Monday, 2-Mar-20 at 6:00 PM. Roots Magic 5—The final session of the series…this class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. The intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library 
Tuesday, 3-Mar-20 at 6:00 PM. Courthouse Records--Types available, where and how to find them and their use in genealogy. Hostetler, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 5-Mar-20 at 1:00 PM. Female Ancestors--Locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 7 March 20—LIBRARY IS CLOSED…NO FAMILY TREE MAKER USER GROUP MEETING.

Friday, February 21, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 24-29 February 2020

Monday, 24-Feb-20 at 6:00 PM: Rootsmagic 4--This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. It’s intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 25-Feb-20 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. Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 25-Feb-20 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. Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 26-Feb-20 at 10:00 AM: Fundamentals of English and Welsh Family History--Basics of how to get started in researching your English/Welsh family history—what to do first, where to look & how to do it.  Pearson, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 26-Feb-20 at 6:00 PM--Ancestry.com--Basic search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 29-Feb-20 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.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Canada Burial Index Online

The Elmwood Cemetery dates back to 1902. Click on the"Graves Search" tab for the database. It provides searches by first and last name and date of interment. In addition to the general interment database, special listings of WWI and WWII interments are also available.

The hit list includes the grave location and a map with the grave highlighted.
http://historicelmwoodcemetery.ca/

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Several Online Files from the Swedish National Archives Available

If you are dong research on Swedish ancestors, this is a "must see" source of information: The Swedish National Archives.

Among other offerings are databases on the census, inventory of estates, and released prisoners. The digitised collections include church and court archives.

Check it out at:
https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-forskarsalen

Friday, February 14, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 17 - 22 February 2020

Tuesday, 18-Feb-20 at 1:00 PM--What Country Do I Live in Today? This class discusses the change of owners of the land that these people lived in even though they did not move - In many places such as Poland and Ukraine, the rulers were the Russians, Austro Hungarians, Polish, Germans during the war, and finally the present rulers. This class will discuss these changes of ownership from Yisker Books of a town in Ukraine and one in Poland, though it would probably also deal with other eastern European countries. van Heerden. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 19-Feb-20 at 1:00 PM--FamilySearch Family Tree Interest Group. This class will explain and demonstrate how to use the powerful features of this universal family tree. Nerge, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 20-Feb-20 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, 22-Feb-20--8:00 AM--Annual Seminar. The PGS Annual Seminar features four presentation by Thomas Jones, our principal speaker, as well as three break-out speakers. The event runs from 8 AM to 4 PM with breakfast, snacks, and box lunch included in the ticket price.  See https://bit.ly/2SI861O for details. This event is sold out and open to paid ticket holders only. No walk-ins. Jones, et al, Jenkins A, B, C, Largo Library.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

West Pasco County Genealogical Society Features Nan Colton at 19 February Meeting

The West Pasco County Genealogical Society Features Nan Colton at 19 February Meeting


“Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies”
Historical Character Performance To be Held February 19, 2020

New Port Richey, FL (January 13, 2020) The West Pasco County Genealogical Society (WPCGS) is pleased to welcome actress, playwright and storyteller Nan Colton to its February genealogical event. Ms. Colton will give a historical character performance and presentation of “Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies.” Colton’s performance will be included in the monthly Society gathering on Wednesday, February 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D.  Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, FL 34667.

Colton, who has performed professionally on U.S. and international stages, will present an overview of the Frank family and the Dutch people’s humanitarian efforts in Nazi-occupied Holland. The presentation will be an engaging solo performance by Colton that delves into the life and times of Miep Gies, who was an integral member of the team that hid eight Jewish people, including Anne Frank and her family, in Amsterdam during World War II. Gies worked as a secretary in the office of Otto Frank. While millions of people know about Anne Frank, far fewer are aware of Miep Gies, the woman who sustained Frank and her family. The actions of Miep have had a special and enduring impact on history. Were it not for Miep Gies, the world would never have met Anne Frank. An interactive question and answer period will follow the performance.

Cost of the performance is $7.00 for non-members; for current Society members in good standing, the performance is free of charge. To ensure seating and materials availability, please register via text to 727-271-0770 or email: debbehagner@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Vernon County, Missouri Probate Records Online

The Vernon County, Historical Society located in Nevada, Missouri gives us this online index of local probate records. Each index record contains lots of information including name of deceased, heir, and administrator.

Check it out at:
https://bushwhacker.org/search-probate-records/

Saturday, February 8, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 10-15 February 2020

Monday, 10-Feb-20 at 1:00 PM--FamilySearch Family Tree Introduction. The class will demonstrate how to build a family tree using the free FamilySearch.org.  Most importantly it will show how to deal with incorrect information in a shared environment and encourage family contacts. Nerge, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 11-Feb-20 at 6:00 PM--Family Tree Maker Part 5 A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 13-Feb-20 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Introduction Part 2. This class will be a brief review of Class 1, and cover the timelines of Ireland's history, emigration, and major records. A step-by-step approach to tracing your ancestors through maps, and online records. Suggested: bring your ancestor(s) name(s), approximate date of birth, and approximate year of immigration. (Recommended: Class 1 and U.S. records search of your ancestor). Padgett, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 15-Feb-20 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-Feb-20 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting. Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results (Live Webinar) and PGS Salute to Volunteers. Diahan Southard  Jenkins B, Largo Library.

French Genealogical Word List Online at FamilySearch Wiki

/the FamilySearch Wiki gives us a helpful list of French genealogy-related words. Often when encountering documents written in other than English, being able to pick out key words in the text can be as useful as a full translation...or at least let you know if pursuing a full translation is necessary.

This word list is extensive, and is alphabetized to make its use manageable. If you are researching French ancestry, you will want this site in your list of favorites.

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/French_Genealogical_Word_List

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Oklahoma Burial Records Online

Scroll down the landing page to the section titled "Additional Information" for a link to the burial records. You can search by last name to get grave location and birth and death dates. There is also a map of the cemetery that you can download.

The burials date back to the late 1800's and include some notables from the "Wild West" era.

Check it out at:
http://www.cityofguthrie.com/index.aspx?nid=113

Friday, January 31, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 3-8 February 2020

Monday, 3-Feb-20 at 6:00 PM. Rootsmagic 3--This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. It’s intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.    
Tuesday, 4-Feb-20 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker Part 4-- A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 6-Feb-20 at 1:00 PM--Eastern European Research--For ancestors who came from Galicia/Halychyna, Bukovina, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germans from Russia, Rusyns, Boykos. Help on how to start - with information obtained in the New World. van Heerden, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 7-Feb-20 at1:00 PM. Introduction to Genealogy--Basics of how to get started in researching your family history—what to do first, where to look & how to do it.  Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.

The West Pasco County Genealogical Society Features Nan Colton at 19 February Meeting

“Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies”
Historical Character Performance To be Held February 19, 2020
New Port Richey, FL (January 13, 2020) The West Pasco County Genealogical Society (WPCGS) is pleased to welcome actress, playwright and storyteller Nan Colton to its February genealogical event. Ms. Colton will give a historical character performance and presentation of “Remembering Anne Frank – Miep Gies.” Colton’s performance will be included in the monthly Society gathering on Wednesday, February 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D.  Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson, FL 34667.
Colton, who has performed professionally on U.S. and international stages, will present an overview of the Frank family and the Dutch people’s humanitarian efforts in Nazi-occupied Holland. The presentation will be an engaging solo performance by Colton that delves into the life and times of Miep Gies, who was an integral member of the team that hid eight Jewish people, including Anne Frank and her family, in Amsterdam during World War II. Gies worked as a secretary in the office of Otto Frank. While millions of people know about Anne Frank, far fewer are aware of Miep Gies, the woman who sustained Frank and her family. The actions of Miep have had a special and enduring impact on history. Were it not for Miep Gies, the world would never have met Anne Frank. An interactive question and answer period will follow the performance.
Cost of the performance is $7.00 for non-members; for current Society members in good standing, the performance is free of charge. To ensure seating and materials availability, please register via text to 727-271-0770 or email: debbehagner@yahoo.com.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Pinellas County Historical Society Presents Its "Speaking of History" Series

These event comes to us from the Pinellas County Historical Society Newsletter:

SPEAKING OF HISTORY:

Mark your calendar for February 16 for Speaking of History.

Historian J. Michael Francis will present “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607”. Mr. Francis explores the early history of European settlements in Florida. His focus is on Florida’s rich yet largely neglected Spanish colonization, which began nearly a century before Jamestown with St. Augustine, the first European settlement of North America established in 1513.

Friday, January 24, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 27 January to 1 February 2020

Monday, 27-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic-2--This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. It’s intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 28-Jan-20 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. Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 28-Jan-20 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. Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 28-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 3; A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 30-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Introduction Part I--This class will cover preparation for Irish research, understanding maps and land divisions, surname searches, and major records. We'll look briefly at vital records, parish records, and census records, and the resources for conducting a search—everything you need to get started. (Suggested: basic knowledge of genealogy and U.S. records search completed on your Irish ancestors.). Padgett. Jenkins C, Largo  Library.
Saturday, 1-Feb-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//Hosmer, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Suncoast Genealogy Society to Offer 6-Week Beginning Genealogy Course Starting 14 February 2020

SGS Beginning Genealogy Course

This six week course was developed to teach you the research and documentation processes for finding your ancestors and documenting this information in a form that can be shared with your family. It includes exploring the major research websites, while focusing on U.S. records. The class will start on Friday, 2/14/20 to 3/21/20, from 1:30 - 4:00 pm at Palm Harbor Library. For more information contact Shari Harmon, 7272.539.1046 or email sharih1046@gmailcom.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Donna Moughty Leads Research Trips to Ireland in October 2020

This comes from Donna Moughty:

2020 Ireland Research Trips

I'm writing to share information with your organization about the 2020 Research Trips to both Belfast and Dublin. This will be the eighth year I've taken groups to Ireland. The dates for the trips are: 
  • Belfast - October 10-17, 2020
  • Dublin - October 17-24, 2020
Each trip is limited to 15 researchers, however, non-researching companions are welcome. This trip is designed for serious researchers and you must know the location in Ireland where your ancestor originated.  Each day begins with an orientation by the staff of one of the major repositories, followed by research time.  More information and registration forms for each trip can be found on my websitehttps://www.irishfamilyroots.com/ireland-research-trip

Friday, January 17, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 20-25 January 2020

Tuesday, 21-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 2. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 22-Jan-20 at 10:00 AM. Military Records --This class explores the types of military records produced from the Revolutionary War to modern times. It shows the information contained in those various records, and where to find them in print and online. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 23-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM. Findmypast.com--Largo Library now has the subscription database, Findmypast.com available free for in-library research. This site is the premier online resource for genealogy records for the UK and Ireland as well as some for the US (PERSI and birth, marriage and death). This class will introduce you to how to navigate and best use the site. Padgett, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 25-Jan-20 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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Gulfport Historical Society conducts tour on 18 January 2020

This comes to us from the Gulfport Historical Society, one of our Organizational Partners:

Seaside History Tours
   “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley
Take a stroll through history at one of Florida’s most scenic seaside hamlets, courtesy of the Gulfport Historical Society. The next guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. Tours start at the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Ave. S.)
 
While small, the city of Gulfport is rich in history, complete with colorful characters and tales of mysterious smugglers. This tour lasts roughly two hours and costs $10 per person, although GHS members can take this tour for free. Register for the tour — or become a member so you can take the tour for free — at gulfporthistoricalsociety.org. Please note: Although members go free, we ask that members pre-register for the tours so we can plan accordingly. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Galveston, Texas Immigration Database Online

This immigration database for Galveston, Texan is brought to us by the Galveston Historical Foundation. The data may be offered by other sources, but having multiple places to look for the same information is a luxury.

From the landing page, click on the link "Access the Online Database." You can search by name, year of arrival, and ship's name. The hit list gives simply index information, but has a "details" link with more information from the individual records.

https://www.galvestonhistory.org/sites/1877-tall-ship-elissa-at-the-texas-seaport-museum/galveston-immigration-database

Friday, January 10, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 13-18 January 2020

Monday, 13-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic-1  This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. The intent is to take the student from the basics of initial entry of family information to the more detailed topics of incorporating images in your family history, citing sources, and generating various reports. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 14-Jan-20 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 1. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 15-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM. FamilySearch Family Tree Interest Group. This class will explain and demonstrate how to use the powerful features of this universal family tree. Nerge, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 16-Jan-20 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.
Friday, 17-Jan-20 at 10:30 AM. German Genealogy Interest Group. This meeting will consist of two sessions.
  • 10:30-12:00--Beginning German Genealogy
  • 1:00-2:30--German migrations according to ancestry.com
Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Jan-20 at 10:00 AM. Computers in Genealogy. This is a question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Jan-20 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting. “Genealogy Refresh: Genealogy Basics and Beyond” presented by Rue Lynn Galbraith, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Jan-20 at 12:30 PM. Workshop Tour of the Genealogy Center. This tour will show the many genealogical research resources there. Summers    Genealogy Center, Largo Library.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Cemetery Records for Sallisaw (OK) Memorial Cemetery Available on line

This collection of burial records include more than 5,000 names with dates running from early 1900's to early 2018.

At the landing page click on "Cemetery" in the left panel and then link titled "Cemetery Register." The records include name, birth date and place, death and burial date, and grave location.

http://www.sallisawok.org/116/Cemetery

Sunday, January 5, 2020

PGS Annual Seminar Features Thomas Jones on 22 February 2020

The Annual Pinellas Genealogy Society Seminar, co-sponsored by the Largo Public Library, is scheduled for 22 February 2020 at the Largo Public Library from 8 am to 4 pm. 

This all-day event features four presentations by renowned genealogist, lecturer, educator, and author Dr. Thomas Jones, the primary speaker. His four presentations are titled (1) “Solving the mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor,” (2) “Methods of Proving Parentage,” (3) “Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor's European Origin,” and (4) “Creating a Family History of Lasting Value.”

We will also have presentations from three breakout speakers: Family History Research & DNA: Tying the Two Together” by Denise Manning, “A Miscellany of Lesser-Known English and Welsh Family History Resources – 1640 to the Present” by Liz Pearson, and “Using Google Effectively to Supplement Your Research” by Lori Coffey.

In addition to the speakers, the event boasts a continental breakfast, box lunch, door prizes, book sale, and plenty of time to network with guest organizations and other researchers. 


Check our website (pinellasgenealogysociety.com) for more information and registration options. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 6 - 11 January 2020

Tuesday, 7-Jan-20 at 10:00 AM--Google for Genealogy. Google (yes, Google!) is a powerful tool to help research your family data.  We will start with the basics of how to create a simple request that will find exactly what you seek.  Then we progress into tips and tricks on advanced Google tools to uncover credible, accurate information that will further enhance your family tree research. Coffey, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 9-Jan-20 at 1:00 PM--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. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.