All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).
You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.
Monday, 30-Nov-20 at 1:00 PM. Census Tracking--Probably the fundamental way of using the US Federal Census is to track ancestors from one census year to the next. In that process we seek to uncover lost or heretofore unknown ancestors. This class shows a strategy on how to do that, using an actual family as an example. In addition, it also shows how to uncover hints on using resources outside of the census itself. Online class—webinar, Summers
Wednesday, 2-Dec-20 at 1:00 PM. Proving Your Facts--This class explains how to evaluate the evidence we collect as we build our family trees. Some sources are more reliable, some records bring us closer to the actual event, and some information is more “on point.” How do we rank all of this as we try to assemble genealogical “truth”? The class uses the “Genealogical Proof Standard” as the guide. Online class—webinar, Summers.
Thursday, 3-Dec-20 at 7:00 PM DNA Basics II (Shared Matches): This class focuses on how to use DNA "cousin" matching in your research. Whether it is called "Shared Matches", "In Common With", or some other title, all of the primary DNA companies have tools that allow you to analyze your matches based on the groups that have DNA in common. DNA Basics I is recommended, but not required before attending Basics II.Online class—webinar. Manning /Luce
Saturday, 5-Dec-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