Saturday, September 25, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 27 September to 2 October 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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. 

Tuesday, 28-Sep-21 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. Luce/Manning

Register at 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Wednesday, 29-Sep-21 at 1:00 PM. Familysearch.org—This class will demonstrate how to search the vast databases available on this rapidly-expanding site made available from the LDS (Mormon) genealogy collection . Bryan.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOmhrDkrGd3tDV0UIS5xkXFuru2MOHKM

Saturday, 2-Oct-21 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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cemetery Listings for Augusta County, Virginia Available Online

 Thanks to the Augusta County Historical Society for their  extensive collection of online cemetery records. The landing page gives you an alphabetical listing of the cemeteries. Each name is a hotlink to a cemetery listing. The cemeteries vary in size and in information presented.

If you have ancestors from this area of Virginia, you may want to check out the landing page tab titled "Research&Resources." That gives  you an extensive listing of the archives maintained by the historical society.

http://www.augustacountyhs.org/local-cemetery-records

Saturday, September 18, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 2-25 September 2021

All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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, 20-Sep-21 at 1:00 PM. The Women of 1620-Nineteen women (along with 23 children) boarded the Mayflower in 1620.  This is the heart-wrenching tale of the only women who survived to the first Thanksgiving.  Overshadowed by the men you all know, this true-life drama shines light on the four strong women who endured hardships and tragedy to give birth to a new nation! Coffey.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdO6prz0vH9FmowCPiq1ORQGMiqvMhQ2s

Wednesday, 22-Sep-21 at 10:00 AM. Brick Walls—You will eventually reach a point where you seemingly can’t go back further on a particular line. This class will offer some ideas and suggestions for overcoming dead ends in your family history research. Bryan.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqDgjG91_F211DpyyL7yO2IOCMoyu

Saturday, 25-Sep-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group—Questions,  answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Villages Genealogical Society Features Cyndi Ingle at 23 February Family History Seminar

 Cyndi Ingle will present four topics at the Villages Genealogical Society 22nd Annual Family History Seminar on 23 February. The event is virtual and runs from 9am-3:30pm.

For information about topics and to register, see https://vgsfl.org/cpage.php?pt=210 .


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Guidance From Lisa Louise Cooke on Using the Free David Rumsey Map Collection

 Thanks to Lisa Louise Cooke for her informative article on using the free David Rumsey online map collection to find your map of interest. The article comes with screen shots of the website so make her instructions crystal clear.

If you have engaged in map research at all, you have probably come across the Rumsey collection. And you may have been a bit overwhelmed at the same time since the web site is quite extensive. All the more important to read Lisa's article and use her step-by-stop instructions.

https://lisalouisecooke.com/2019/09/19/best-way-find-old-maps-david-rumsey-website/

Friday, September 10, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 13-18 September 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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, 13-Sep-21 at 10:00 AM. Immigration and Passenger lists--This class recounts the history of immigration and passenger lists from the 1700's to the 1900's. It shows what information the documents provide and where those documents can be found. Summers

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkde-gpj8uH9wB4eFtsU8DMCDw1Din1B2E

Thursday, 16-Sep-21 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. Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdeCoqDMsHNIYm-_Bp5_J7LUkQAmifrGP

Saturday, 18-Sep-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Using Historical Literature to Explore Your Ancestor's Lives--Historical Literature, both fiction and non-fiction, can help us to better understand the world in which our ancestors lived and the events that shaped their lives. This presentation looks at how to use historical literature to flesh out the stories of our ancestors and provides examples to show what can be learned. Karen Fortin received a Bachelors Degree in History and a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She worked at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park, FL for 30 years before deciding to focus on genealogical research. Karen Fortin

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvr

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Do's and Don'ts of Recording and Cleaning Headstones

 Thanks to the Florida Public Archaeology Network for the helpful articles in their Blog on what to do and what to avoid  when recording headstones and cleaning them as well. The article has some age to it (2012) but the topic is never out of date.

To get more information on the organization and its work, click on the "Going Public" link at the top of the landing page.

Check it out at:

https://fpangoingpublic.blogspot.com/2012/09/crpt-spotlight-donts-dos-of-cleaning.html

Saturday, September 4, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 6-11 September 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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, 6-Sep-21 at 10:00 AM. Genealogical Proof--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. Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuf-iorjIvGtxS6-NAqPCAoe48C3SCT059

Wednesday, 8-Sep-21 at 1:00 PM. Who Were the Passengers on 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. Fortin

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfuuupzgjHdYYcXyY0H1TrXSXzf_ZIc4H

Saturday, 11-Sep-21 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy. Deep Dive Into Using Y-DNA.

Course Description:  This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy.  Each month will address a different chapter in the book, starting with Chapter 5 on July 10th, 2021.  Learn how Y-DNA is helpful in your genealogy (and how it is not!); understand Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and how they can be analyzed to help solve genealogy problems; examine how to evaluate and use DNA Projects; Develop testing strategies and much, much more.  Attendees are expected to have read the monthly chapter(s) prior to the session.  The book is available on Amazon.com, free through Kindle Unlimited, $28.60 for digital Kindle purchase or $48.94 for the print version. Luce/Manning

Description:Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Digitized Newspapers for Eloy, Arizona Available Online

 Thanks to the Eloy Santa Cruz Library for making some Arizona newspapers available online. You can search by key words or date, and browse by title and year. 

http://eloy.advantage-preservation.com/

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Six Searchable Newspapers from Crandon, Wisconsin Available Online

 Thanks to the Crandon Public Library for providing access to six local historical newspapers. 

The newspapers date back as far at 1850 and run at far ag 29051. They can be searched by people, place, and event; and can be limited by date. The archive can also be browsed by title or year.

Check it out at:

http://crandonpublicwi.advantage-preservation.com/

Friday, August 27, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 30 Aug to 4 Sep 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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. 


Thursday, 2-Sep-21 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. Luce/Manning.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 


Saturday, 4-Sep-2 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

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw


Monday, August 23, 2021

The Genealogical Society of Broward County Presents Free Webinar on 12 September 2021

This notice was received from the GSBC:


 Sunday, September 12 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET GSBC Live FREE Webinar


"Documenting the Troops: United States Military and Militia Records" Presented by Dr. Josh Goodman, Ph.D., Archives Historian, State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University in New Orleans. At the State Archives, Josh manages the digitization of historical records for the award-winning Florida Memory program, and promotes the use of the Archives' resources statewide through community outreach.

Registration information at:  https://gsbcfl.org/ 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 23-28 August 2021

All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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. 

Tuesday, 24-Aug-21 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. Luce/Manning

Register at 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Thursday, 26-Aug-21 at 1:00 PM. First Germans--In the 1600s, a ship full of families escaping religious persecution headed to the shores of the New World which began a great migration.  If you think you know this story, think again!  These were Germans who fled to Pennsylvania on the Concord. A watershed moment in history that has been long forgotten, until now.  We learn about the political unrest and religious persecution which drove these cousins of William Penn to help found his new colony. And watch as they grow their German town to be a beacon of light for the 7 million Germans who follow.  Coffey

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdOmtrzsuHdZlKI5kSpSpxryyQsb9WBnj

Saturday, 28-Aug-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Online Obituary Index Available Online for Frankfort, Illinois Area

 Thanks to the Frankfort, Illinois Area Historical Society, a searchable obituary index is available online. On the landing page you will find a search box to enter the name (first, middle, last) you are interested in. Before you dive into searching, however, take a moment to scroll down the page for more interesting information. Once you select your individual of choice from the hit list that is generated, you will be presented with information extracted from the obit.

Copies of the actual obit are not available online, but you can order them from the society. Instructions on how to order up to five obits at one time are provided. There is no fee for this service.

https://www.frankfortlibrary.org/research/genealogy/obitindex/?searches=johnson

Friday, August 13, 2021

Need to Find a Broken Website? These tips from Lisa Louise Cooke May Help

 Thanks to Lisa Louise Cooke for this article in her Blog, "Genealogy Gems." As the title indicates, she provides several "Solutions for Broken Websites." Her examples are concise, clear, and presented with images to illustrate her points.

Check it out at:  https://lisalouisecooke.com/2019/08/06/broken-links/

PGS Events for the Week of 16-21 August 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

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. 

Tuesday, 17-Aug-21 at 1:00 PM. 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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-6gqjojEtTOjWQNhA1FbQM7NsEOdQEa

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Saturday, 21-Aug-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Achieving Equity in Genealogy--Diversity, inclusion, and equity are words heard often in our current day and age. But do they have anything to do with family history? This session will cover the direct and indirect ways genealogical and historical spaces have and have not been equitable in everything from records access, indexing, preservation efforts, and more.  Additionally, discover ways individuals, organizations, and institutions can help move things from dialogue to action. Nicka-Sewell Smith

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Special Offer From Ancestry.com and AARP

 Follow the link below to read about an offer of 30% off for an Ancestry World Explorer or All Access Membership for one year. The offer is open to AARP members.

Note, this is for one year of membership and then regular pricing applies. Be sure and read the terms and conditions so you are not surprised.

https://www.ancestry.com/lp/aarp

Saturday, August 7, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 9 - 14 August 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at

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.  

Tuesday, 10-Aug-21 at 10:00 AM. Timelines -- Timelines are exceptionally flexible tools that serve many purposes for genealogists. They can help you plan your research, and then help you organize and analyze the results of that research. This class will give several examples of the use of timelines, as well as provide tips on building and using them. Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvc-GvqTguHtRdPgLFbjGYDVARq71IyEfd

Saturday, 14-Aug-21 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy. "Deep Dive Into Using Y-DNA.

Course Description:  This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy.  Each month will address a different chapter in the book, starting with Chapter 5 on July 10th, 2021.  Learn how Y-DNA is helpful in your genealogy (and how it is not!);  understand Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and how they can be analyzed to help solve genealogy problems; examine how to evaluate and use DNA Projects; Develop testing strategies and much, much more.  Attendees are expected to have read the monthly chapter(s) prior to the session.  The book is available on Amazon.com, free through Kindle Unlimited, $28.60 for digital Kindle purchase or $48.94 for the print version.  Luce/Manning"

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Burial Databases for Two Cemeteries in Jacksonville, Illinois Available Online

 The city of Jacksonville, Illinois owns the Diamond Grove Cemetery and East Cemetery. Burial databases for both cemeteries are available online. Then can be searched by name, date interred, and grave location. Extended information for entries can include dates of birth and death, as well as servicing funeral home and place of death.

Both cemeteries were established in the mid 1800s.

https://www.jacksonvilleil.gov/departments/cemeteries/index.php

Friday, July 30, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 2-7 August 2021

 Thursday, 5-Aug-2 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics I (Ethnicity): This one hour class defines DNA, gives examples of DNA inheritance patterns and discusses the different types of DNA tests and the companies that provide them.  It gives ideas for the best ways to make the most of your DNA dollars and how you might want to "target test" some of your relatives.  In addition, the class provides information on the ethnicity estimates provided by each company and how you might use them in your research.  Luce/Manning.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 7-Aug-21 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

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"Northville Record" Newspaper from Northville, Michigan Available Online

 The Northville Record Indexes contains issues from 1869 to 2016. It can be searched by keyword and date. 

Before you leave the landing page, check out the link to Northville Historic Records where you will find lots of genealogy information.

http://www.northvillehistory.org/keyword.html

Friday, July 23, 2021

Genealogical Society of Broward County Features Dr. Josh Goodman at 12 September Meeting

 This just in from our friends at the GSBC:

Sunday, September 12
"Documenting the Troops: United States Military and Militia Records" 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET GSBC Live FREE Webinar

Presented by Dr. Josh Goodman, Ph.D., Archives Historian, State
Archives of Florida. 

Registration information at:  https://gsbcfl.org/ 

PGS Events for the Week of 26-31 July 2021

All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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.  

Tuesday, 27-Jul-21 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,

Register at 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3yclLuce/Manning

Wednesday, 28-Jul-21 at 1:00 PM. Occupation Research--This class explores the world of ancestor occupations--what our ancestors did for a living, where to find that information, and what to do with it once found, Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdOmhpzwjGNRq2p1vtnJy6uvbajOtE3T0

Saturday, 31-Jul-21 11:00 AM—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.  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. Instructors: Various PGS genealogists.


Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof--hrTwoHtZup2baXsF9IPyJYllvWzsP

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Harmar Township, Pennsylvania Offers An Index of Henderson Cemetery burials

 Thanks to the southwestern Pennsylvania communities of Harmerville and Acmetonia for this cemetery listing. burials date back to the early 1800's and contain veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.

Here is the website explanation of the resource:  



https://hendersoncemetery.com/surnamesA.html

Friday, July 16, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 19-24 July 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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, 19-Jul-21 at 6:00 PM. Google Earth tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives. This class will show you the basics of how to create, save, and share a tour that can visually illustrate the life and travels of your ancestors using the Google Earth free program, Fortin.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcOGurTwqE9QO8G4zQKZBDiImjLwBmpjt

Saturday, 24-Jul-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program, Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Saturday, 24 July at 1:30 pm--Backup and Protecting Computer Data—Suncoast Genealogy Society is hosting this presentation by Bob Bryan of the Pinellas Genealogy Society on:

How to assure your genealogy (and other) computer data is safe from natural disasters, computer failure, viruses, spyware, etc. We will discuss what data you need to backup and specific means to safely backup that data. We will show how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware.

If you would like to attend, request the link to sign in from suncoastgensoc@gmail.com.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Digitized Newspaper collection for Peterborough, New Hampshire Available Online

 The Peterborough, New Hampshire Library offers a searchable collection of six local newspapers. One dates back to 1849. In addition to searching by key word and date, you can browse by newspaper title or by date range.

You search will produce a short transcription of text surrounding you search term. Clicking on the title will take you to a viewer showing the digitized newspaper.

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

Saturday, July 10, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 12-17 July 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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.  

Wednesday, 14-Jul-21 at 1:00 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, Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-Ghrj0tGNa_swKufRS6awoGmQU8p1mE

Saturday, 17-Jul-21 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting. The Pinellas Genealogy Society presents Dr. Penny Walters who will lead us in a workshop exploring the “The Psychology of Searching” and “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”.  Join us from 11:00am-1pm on July 17, 2021 on Zoom for our live monthly meeting. Dr. Penny Walters will lead us with polls and discussion groups as we take a step back from the search for the next ancestor to tack to our family tree and examine what we are really trying to achieve.  This session will look at kinship, homelands, heritages, race memory and more.  Why do we research ancestors we share so little DNA with? Are we searching for who they were, or who we are? 

After a short break, Dr. Penny Walters, author of recently published ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’ will discuss what ethics and morality mean, and what these have to do with genealogy.  Then she will break us out into groups to discuss how to best handle some of these issues including: exposing secrets and lies, and unexpected DNA results.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Obituary Index covering South Carolina, Georgia, and Southern North Carolina Available Online

 

Wofford University, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has an online obituary index for obituaries published in the Southern Christian Advocate and its successor the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. The following is from the website:

"The Archives maintains an index of obituaries that have appeared in the Methodist Conference newspaper, the Southern Christian Advocate, since its inception in 1837, and in its successor newspaper, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. The Advocate covered South Carolina and Georgia until about 1887, and the southern part of North Carolina until about 1870."

The newspapers containing the obituaries have not been digitized, but can be ordered for a small fee.

http://connect.wofford.edu/mywofford/library/archive/archiveobituary.aspx

Friday, July 2, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 5-10 July 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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.  

Tuesday, 6-Jul-21 at 6:00 PM.  National Archives,–Ordering Data. This is an in-depth explanation of how to order several different records from the National Archives. The records include military (both historic and modern), naturalization, census, land, and microfilm. Both online and postal mail ordering procedures will be covered, Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf--hpjoqEtfpWW4IDyqLqH38cJhT6B1c

Saturday, 10-Jul-21 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy. This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy.  Each month will address a different chapter in the book, starting with Chapter 5 on July 10th, 2021.  Learn how Y-DNA is helpful in your genealogy (and how it is not!), understand Short Tandem Repeats (STRs) and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and how they can be analyzed to help solve genealogy problems; examine how to evaluate and use DNA Projects; Develop testing strategies and much, much more.  Attendees are expected to have read the monthly chapter(s) prior to the session. The book is available on Amazon.com, free through Kindle Unlimited, $28.60 for digital Kindle purchase or $48.94 for the print version.  Luce/Manning         

Description:Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY

Burial Index for City Cemetery of Marion, Illinois Available Online

 The Marion, Illinois Cemetery was established in 1884 and consists of three sections: Rose Hill, Maplewood, and Odd Fellows section. to open a search form, click on the "Burial Search" tab at the top of the landing page.

You can search by first and last name, date range interred, and plot location, as well as a special "AKA" search.

The hit list includes first/middle/last name, birth date, date of death, date interred, location (section/block/lot/grave), funeral home, and place of death.

Check it out at:  http://marioncemetery.com/

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Genealogical Society of Broward County Features Pam Vestal at July 11 Meeting

 This was recently received from our friends at GSBC:

Sunday, July 11: ”Genealogical Pits I Have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them!"
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET GSBC Live FREE Webinar.

Genealogy is a great treasure hunt, but sometimes the clues are easy to misunderstand, or to miss altogether.  Learn to dodge eight obstacles that can get in your way. 

Presented by Pam Vestal a professional genealogist and speaker from West Linn, Oregon, and the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC.  Registration information at:    https://gsbcfl.org/ 

Friday, June 25, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 28 June to 3 July 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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.  

Tuesday, 29-Jun-21 at 1:00 PM. Newspapers.com is an online database focused on digitized historical newspapers. It is a fee site that is free if accessed at or through the Largo Library. This presentation explains how to get the most out of using it, Summers.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcuyqpj4iE9bw8NM9PyN-8_xStmGG1Amf

Thursday, 1-Jul-21 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics III (Ancestry.com DNA). By looking at DNA test results through the lens of one of the most popular testing companies, class participants will be able to apply what they have learned in Basics I and II to their understanding of their own test results at Ancestry.com.  This class reviews the tools and resources available through Ancestry DNA.  While Basics I & II are recommended, they are not required prior to taking this class. Luce/Manning

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 3-Jul-21 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.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lisa Cooke Offers Us Three Powerful Newspaper Search Tips And A Case Study To Demonstrate Them

 Thanks to Lisa Cooke writing in her Blog Genealogy Gems (9 Aug 2019) for an informative article offering three tips dealing with newspaper research. Also included with the article is a case study to demonstrate their use.

Check it out at:  https://lisalouisecooke.com/2019/08/08/3-newspaper-search-tips/

Friday, June 18, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 21-26 June 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  

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.  

Tuesday, 22-Jun-21 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, Luce/Manning

Register at 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Saturday, 26-Jun-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program, Summers.

Register at

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg