Monday, April 19, 2021

A Unique way to Commemorate and Celebrate an Ancestor

 Looking for a unique way to celebrate an ancestor and help the Largo Public Library at the same time? You can purchase a commemorative brick that will be installed around the planter boxes at the entrance to the library. The brick recognizes the person’s name inscribed on the brick and also recognizes a $250 donation to support library programs. In addition, while supplies last, donors will receive an original brick from the Historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel as a thank you gift from the Greater Largo Library Foundation. If you are interested or want additional information, contact Greater Largo Library Foundation Director Elliott Rakofsky at 727-586-7398.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 19 - 24 April 2021

 Monday, 19-Apr-21 at 6:00 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/tZcsdOmhrzwuGdP3N6LG0CKji_9d15sAnJNG           

Wednesday, 21-Apr-21 at 1:00 PM. Orphan Trains--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. Fortin.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodO6rqDIuGNQ08kM3pqRB7TVw6RJYQk_I           

Thursday, 22-Apr-21 at 6:00 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.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsde6grToiHtHyNwxGjv5X4h6mo7Lm3S-V         

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

You must pre-register for this event.

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

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Online Burial Search Available for Chicago's Graceland Cemetery

 The Graceland Cemetery was established in 1860 on Chicago's north side. It covers 1199 acres today. Search instructions are  provided on the landing page.

Be aware that the burial search function is not supported in Internet Explorer, so plan on using another browser.

https://www.gracelandcemetery.org/burial-search/

Friday, April 9, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 12-17 April 2021

 Monday,12-Apr-21 at 6:00 PM. Backup and Computer Data Protection--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. Bryan, Online Class - Webinar          

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpd-6hrDMtEtYJ1DweGGVpgiX6_XprdYc4

Saturday, 17-Apr-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Caring for Family Keepsakes: Top 10 Family Treasures: Learn how to care for your family treasures, from photographs to furniture, love letters to lockets, clocks, and Bibles. Also, learn how to identify common hazards such as silverfish, mold, acid migration, and how to set up a simple Home Archive to safely store your heirlooms. Denise Levenick.

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

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

"WieWasWie" Website Offers an entry to Netherlands vital, military, and criminal records

 Basic searches and results are free at this website of Netherlands vital records information, and there us a subscription option also.

The following information comes directly from the WieWasWie website:

"CBG|Center for family historie in The Hague is the owner of WieWasWie.nl. CBG is the national center for knowledge, documentation and publicity for genealogy and heraldry.

"Purpose of the website 
WieWasWie wants to open genealogy and historical family research for any person. For this matter WieWasWie offers one website for finding reliable sources for historical research and support for your quest. The power of WieWasWie is the giant availability of historical documents.

"Target audience
Besides the many experienced genealogists, already working many years on family tree research, a lot of people have only just started. Research shows that many people are interested in family history and family tree research, but haven't started yet. For instance because they don't know where to start or which sources to use. WieWasWie aims on these interested and starting researchers, but also the experienced genealogists are more than welcome to use the website.

"History
WieWasWie was originated from two former Dutch databases for family research. These websites offered just like WieWasWie nowadays collections from individual archiving institutions. Because of the large number of enthousiastic users, these websites were overloaded many times. Also these institutions wanted a central platform for offering many more collections. From that wish WieWasWie was born.

"By whom?
WieWasWie is the result of the common effort of a large number of archiving institutions. Read more about these participating organisations behind WieWasWie."


Check it out at:

https://www.wiewaswie.nl/en/search/

Friday, April 2, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 5-10 April 2021

 Thursday, 8-Apr-2 at 6:00 PM. Ancestry.com--basic search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases. Fortin, Online Class – Webinar.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucO2ppzwvG9PhULEr-AWiG_4JhglkhLCG


Saturday, 10-Apr-21 at 1:00 PM--Advanced Genetic Genealogy. This is a discussion group for those that have a basic understanding of DNA and Genetic Genealogy and have read the appointed chapter in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy:  Techniques and Case Studies book edited by Debbie Parker Wayne.  Manning/Luce, Online Class – Webinar.

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


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gage County, Nebraska Selected Cemetery Listings Available Online

 Thanks to the city of Wymore, Nebraska Public Library, indexes for more than twenty southern Gage County cemeteries are available online. Copies of obituaries may be requested from the library.

Scroll down the landing and click on the link to the Southern Gage County Cemeteries (the link is in the left pane of the landing page).


http://wymorelibrary.org/

Friday, March 26, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 29 March to 3 April 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, 29-Mar-21 at 6:00 PM--Research Trip Planning. This session will lay out some steps to take to ensure that your trip to your ancestral home area is as successful as possible. Areas to be covered include: Scope of the trip, plan of attack, paving the way, supplies to take, recording and processing data. Bryan.

Register at 
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcuutrjIiGdGSlRxWOkZiHlsHbRV1YppQ

         

Wednesday, 31-Mar-21 at 6:00 PM--Census--Non-population schedules, Most of us are familiar with the population schedules of the US Census. But there is a wealth of information about our families in other schedules that were created in certain census years. This class identifies what those other schedules are (Agricultural, Mortality, DDD, etc.), what information can be found in them, and where they can be located today. Summers.

Register at     
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceytqzwoGtV0pb-Qu5OImn6yaSSltBFO

 

Thursday, 1-Apr-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. Manning/Luce.

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

Saturday, 3-Apr-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


Suncoast Genealogy Society Presents Michael D. Lacopo at 24 April 2021 Mini-Seminar

 The following information was received from the Suncoast Genealogy Society:

Greetings Fellow Genealogy Enthusiast!

This is to inform you that SGS will be hosting Michael D. Lacopo, DVM for its Annual Spring Mini Seminar


Series on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Dr. Lacopo will be presenting his Methodology & Social History: Advanced Research Practices featuring two sessions: 

Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the “Evidence”

and

Incorporating Social History into your Research

This presentation will be a live virtual event (via Zoom) complete with Q&A and loads of door prizes.   The cost of registration is $20 for SGS members and $25 for non-members.  Following this alert are copies of the full seminar flyer and mail-in registration form.

You may register by printing out and mailing the form with your check per the instructions -OR- online with a credit card by clicking: Eventbrite.com

All of this information may also be found on our website by clicking: Suncoast Genealogy Society




Sunday, March 21, 2021

Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma has burial listing online

 The Fairlawn Cemetery is located in Elk City, Oklahoma and the city has provided an online listing of burials. You can search by first and last name, or browse a list of everyone with the same first letter of their last name. You can also browse by cemetery section.

The search hit list shows first and last name, grave location (by section, block, lot, and space), and yeaars born and died. A map of the cemetery is also shown.

https://cemetery.elkcity.com/search.aspx

Friday, March 19, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 22-27 March 2021

 Tuesday, 23-Mar-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. Manning/Luce, Online Class – Webinar.

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

Wednesday, 24-Mar-21 at 6:00 PM. Census Before 1850--Analysis. Many researchers become frustrated with the difficulty in researching the US Census prior to 1850 because of only the heads of households being explicitly named. However, those early censuses contain more information than one might initially think. This class examines the characteristics of the pre-1850 census, the information available, and some strategies for analyzing those census years. Summers, Online Class – Webinar.

Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcOqspzIsGNGkO2OXg58watgwUuvLjtFp

Saturday, 27-Mar-21 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.

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

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Milford, New Hampshire Newspapers Available Online

 Several newspapers local to Milford, NH are available online thanks to Milford's Wadleigh Memorial Library. You may browse the collection or search by key word and date of publication. 

Don't pass up the expansion arrow in the search boxes that will reveal additional search parameters.

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

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Free Virtual Open House

 MARCH 27 - APRIL 3 - GFO's Virtual Genealogy Open House

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Free Virtual Genealogy Open House online this year.

Join us for 18 free classes from March 27 through April 3.

Classes include Freedmen's Bureau Records, Oregon Land Claims, Indentured Servants, U.S. Census Records, and more, including these theme days:

    Sunday, March 28: Irish Day

    Monday, March 29: Online Sources Day

    Tuesday, March 30: DNA Day


Each class requires its own advance registration.

https://gfo.org/openhouse


Friday, March 12, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 15-20 March 2021

 Monday, 15-Mar-21 at 6:00 PM. Library Catalog Searching for Genealogists –     Libraries are a great place for finding genealogy resources. This class will show you how to find libraries and archives that can help you in your search, how to get the most from catalog searches, and discover other helpful resources available through online catalogs. Fortin, Online Class – Webinar

Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-uvqDIuGtVMhLlW9Q55jKSWg5Z2dht_

Wednesday, 17-Mar-21 at 6:00 PM. Census Timelines--This class focuses on analyzing groups of similar questions asked in different census years, thus creating a time line of your ancestor’s responses; it also looks at the instructions given to census takers--if you understand the questions, you can better understand the answers. Summers, Online Class – Webinar

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscuGorz

Saturday, 20-Mar-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting; Lecture Series: Two lectures with a short break in between.  “Colonial American Migration Routes and Modes of Travel” & “Following a Family Migration – New Jersey to Iowa the Long Way Around.”  Annette Burke Lyttle. Online Class - Webinar

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


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Twelve Sites to Use in Your Canadian Research

 Thanks to Candice McDonald writing in her Blog "Finding Your Canadian Story" for this article. She points us to 12 sites to use in pursuing Canadian research....sites that are free.

Check it out at: 

https://findingyourcanadianstory.blogspot.com/2019/03/52-ancestors-week-12-12-sites-to.html 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Southern California Genealogical Society Presents Two Online Virtual Conferences in June 2021

The SCGS Presents two virtual conferences in June. From 4-5 June it's Genetic Genealogy 2021 Conference "The Genes in Your FAmily." From 11-12 June it's Jamboree 2021 "The Stars in Your Family. You can get more information and registration guidance at the following website: https://genealogyjamboree.com./

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Washington County, Maryland Free Library offers many local resources

 The link below takes you to the library's genealogy resources as the landing page. A quick scroll down the page gives you an appreciation for the breadth and depth of their holdings. They range from obits to newspapers, from marriage records to school records, from court records to land records, and more.

On top of that, the staff is available on request to do a basic search of local histories, family genealogies, cemetery  records, etc. Although the service is free, donations to the library are appreciated.

If you have Maryland ancestors, check it out.

https://www.washcolibrary.org/genealogy

Saturday, February 27, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 1 - 6 March 20221

 Wednesday, 3-Mar-21 at 6:00 PM. Ancestry Family Trees-Part 2.       Publishing your tree on Ancestry.com can be a great way to share your research with others, as well as to provide a backup for your work. This presentation covers how to start a family tree on Ancestry.com, and how to maintain it. That includes working with people, events, images, and sources. Summers. Online Class – Webinar

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctceGhrT4sGt0rTbXjmm_X46Dez5Tw9gGP

Thursday, 4-Mar-21 at 7:00 PM  DNA Basics.  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. Manning/Luce, Online Class – Webinar

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

Saturday, 6-Mar-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, Online Class – Webinar

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Friday, February 26, 2021

Ancestry.com Provides Logic for Multi-generational DNA testing

 Everyone has their own reasons for taking a DNA test, so who in the family to test is a personal decision. But if you are new to genetic genealogy, you may like to see some rationale contributing to that testing question. An article in the Ancestry Blog by J. Smith titled "How Many DNA Tests Does One Family Need?" does that.

Admittedly, since Ancestry is a testing company, they have an interest in seeing lots of people getting tested. That aside, the article gives a concise, understandable explanation of the possible gains that might flow from different members of your family (siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, and even children) being tested.

https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/blog/how-many-dna-tests-does-one-family-need/

Friday, February 19, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 22 - 27 February 2021

Tuesday, 23-Feb-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. Manning/Luce. Online Class – Webinar.

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

 

Wednesday, 24-Feb-21 at 6:00 PM. Ancestry Family Trees-Part 1. Publishing your tree on Ancestry.com can be a great way to share your research with others, as well as to provide a backup for your work. This presentation covers how to start a family tree on Ancestry.com, and how to maintain it. That includes working with people, events, images, and sources. Summers, Online Class – Webinar.

Register at 
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdO6urT8rH9w94dxkLjTxbWTjFZbIcdIZ

 

Thursday, 25-Feb-21 at 1:00 PM, Digital Images in Genealogy. This is a beginner level class on processing digitized images and using them in your genealogy research. This class will focus on the basic operations of importing, organizing, enhancing, and manipulating digital image files stored on your computer. We will cover how to acquire the image files (camera, email, scanner, internet) and demonstrate the use of a couple of Windows apps useful for scanning images and snipping portions of a document or webpage. We will introduce the use of the powerful, free graphic viewer, Irfanview, to accomplish many tasks that you may want to do to make your family history story more interesting. Bryan, Online Class – Webinar.

Saturday, 27-Feb-21 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.

Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlceCt

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Fund Raising Opportunity to Support The Largo Public Library

 

We have the potential to earn $10,000 for programs and services for the Largo Public Library for the next few weeks!

You know how important the Largo Library and its Genealogy Center are to the genealogical community of Pinellas County and beyond. Here is an opportunity to earn money for the library with very little effort and no direct cash contribution from you.

From now until March 9th you can help fundraise for the Largo Library Foundation (GLLF) simply by sharing your opinions on popular brands and companies. It’s basically a quick survey that takes only 60 seconds of your time. Each opinion you share creates up to $2 towards GLLF!

Here are the details!

  • You can sign up on your computer or phone.
  • To sign up on your computer, click here- https://hundredxinc.com/impactwithfeedback 
  • To sign up on your phone, text “IMPACT2021 (no spaces) to 31996”
  • Be sure to select the Greater Largo Library Foundation as the organization you're supporting when you sign up!

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**IMPORTANT**

·      When you join Express Feedback for Good your personal information is not sold or shared. During the campaign, you will receive reminders from EFG to submit feedback. You may opt out at any time.

·       Must be 18 years or older to participate.

·       Each individual can complete 75 surveys ($2 x 75 = $150!!) during the campaign.

·       Quality feedback is defined as spending more than 30 seconds per opinion.

·       When you sign up, the company will send daily reminders to provide feedback in order to support GLLF, if you don’t want a daily text select email as your preferred method of contact.

·       Please don’t forget to select Greater Largo Library Foundation as the organization you are supporting.

Family Tree University Winter 2021 Virtual Genealogy Conference March 12-14 2021

 

Winter 2021 Virtual Genealogy Conference

Over the course of three days, you'll get access to the latest research methods for finding your family history, from DNA testing and the latest technology to new resources and search tools. You'll get 15 presentations that you can download and keep, along with several live Q&As, access to professional genealogists through the discussion boards. Sign up now to reap the rewards of a fun-filled genealogy weekend - and watch your family tree grow.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Got An Ancestor From 1800s San Francisco, California? Check This Out

If you have tracked an ancestor to San Francisco in the 1800s time frame, this Maritime Heritage Project website may have information you are looking for. You can find ships, captains, passengers, and more.

The following characterization is taken from the website:

"Stories of Maritime Nations, Merchants, Captains, Ships and Passenger Lists of opportunists and immigrants sailing from world seaports into San Francisco Bay during the 1800s 

https://www.maritimeheritage.org/index.html

Friday, February 12, 2021

PGS Events for the week of 15-20 February 2021

 Monday, 15-Feb-21 at 1:00 PM. City Directories in Genealogy Research--City directories are a valuable genealogy resource. They can give information on household composition, residence and business location, and insights into the lives our ancestors led. They can also be used as a substitute for the US Federal Census or used in conjunction with the census to locate hard-to-find ancestors. This class explores the history of this resource, the research value of the information they provide, and where to find the records. Summers. Online Class – Webinar. Register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcuisrTktGtC_s0QoIs3PVCNZi6lWkcG0

Tuesday, 16-Feb-21 at 1:00 PM, King Philip’s War, 1675-1676: Causes & Consequences. Although largely forgotten, King Philip’s War was a widespread conflict that had a significant and long-lasting impact on New England colonists and Native Americans. The class will look at causes leading up to this brutal war, analyze the course of the war, and outline the consequences that helped shape the future of the United States. Fortin. Online Class – Webinar. Register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcumppzMvHdG0tlrcyHep4pofH_E6fQfH

 

Saturday, 20-Feb-21 at 8:30 AM. Annual Seminar with Thomas MacEntee--During this day-long online event, Thomas will give four presentations that will hold something for everybody. The topics are: (1) “How Do I Know What I Don’t Know-Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education,” (2) “Internet Archive: A Gold Mine For Genealogists,” (3) “Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching,” and (4) “Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research.” Thomas MacEntee. Online Class – Webinar.

Register at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/seminar/


More of possible interest...


Free access to Newspapers.com publishers edition through Monday, 15 Feb 2021. Access at http://bit.ly/3a9REkx. This has much more than the database through Largo library so check it out.


African-American Family History--Just in case you miss the PGS program tomorrow (13 Feb 2021), you can participate in a repeat presentation hosted by Tarpon Springs Public Library on 18 Feb at 6:30 PM. Register at http://bit.ly/3pcMBUI to attend.



 MyHeritage is offering free access to all marriage records (over 400 million) for Valentine’s Day, from February 10–16! Go to https://bit.ly/3jFf9Fl for more information.


You are invited to the FSGS "Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series" of webinars held live on-line the 3rd Thursday of every month at 8pm ET. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance. The next will be on 18 Feb 2021. Diane L. Richard presents:


Researching African American Ancestors: Funeral Programs and Photo Archives

20th-Century African American researchers will find funeral programs and photo archives invaluable. There is a rich tradition revolving around funeral programs. As a result, numerous archives have intentionally collected them, and many are now placing them online for all to access. You will find many details of genealogical relevance that help us fill in evidentiary gaps, and sometimes photos are included. Register at https://bit.ly/2YbwkUZ


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Scottish Indexes Website Offers Select Databases Online

The "Scottish Indexes" website offers a rather unique collection of databases that may aid in any Scottish genealogy research you are interested in. They have expected things like censuses (1841, 1851, 1861), but they have unexpected things also: criminal records, mental health entries, paternity index, etc. 

Much of the information is available to search and view, but some of the research trails lead to a paywall when it comes to seeing actual records.

This is a fun site to paw around in, so be sure and allocate enough time.

Check it out at: https://www.scottishindexes.com/default.aspx

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Genealogical Society of Broward County Co-sponsors Black History Month Event

 This information was provided by the Genealogical Society of Broward County:

Sacred Burial Ground Biennial Conversation
Black History Month

Tuesday, February 16
4:30pm - 6:00pm EST (Free, Virtual)


What value do local South Florida cemeteries provide for historic preservation? Join to learn how you may participate in restoring, documenting & voicing histories of the past for future generations!

Join The African American Research Library & Cultural Center in collaboration with Collaborative Ancestral Burial Societies* (CABS) for our biennial Sacred Burial Ground update.  
The panel dialog will focus on researching family roots and uncovering the history of Ancestral Burial Sites. Various African/Caribbean American cemeteries will be discussed including Woodlawn, Westview Community Gardens (Pompano), Knowles (Deerfield-Broward), Lincoln, and Evergreen Memorial Gardens (Miami-Dade).  Featured panelists/invited guests include Hazel Armbrister, Roberto Fernandez III (History Broward), Gloria Battle (Deerfield), and John Allen, Coral Gables Museum.  Dr. Ramona La Roche will serve as moderator.

*Coral Gables Museum, Branhilda Richardson Knowles Memorial Park and Historic Cemetery, History Broward, Woodlawn Cemetery, Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) Education Committee and National Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society.

Friday, February 5, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 8 Feb - 13 Feb. 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar.  You may also renew your membership and register for the annual seminar using the Members and/or 2021 Seminar tabs at the top of the page.

Tuesday, 9-Feb-21 at 6:00 PM.  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, Online Class – Webinar

Register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwof-iuqDItHdLG3l3TUTFsd3koesCNTXQQ

 

Thursday, 11-Feb-21 at 6:00 PM. Immigration Records & 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. 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          Online Class – Webinar

Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsc-mhpjkiHNDA9qG5H5tLu_Pqv_F78l2t

 

Saturday, 13-Feb-21 at 11:00 AM--Monthly Program Meeting: "From Slavery to DNA."  Harriet Thompkins and Patriva Mack. Don’t miss this one! Online Class – Webinar

Register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

Saturday, 13-Feb-21 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy--This is a discussion group for those that have a basic understanding of DNA and Genetic Genealogy and have read the appointed chapter in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy:  Techniques and Case Studies book edited by Debbie Parker Wayne.  Manning/Luce      Online Class – Webinar.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtce2oqzsjHdG3ngvmXUFMc62VYtGw1LmY

Interments Database for Vicksburg National Cemetery

Scroll down the landing page a bit and click on the first letter of the surname of the deceased to start your search. The cemetery, established in 1866, holds about 17 thousand soldiers.


https://www.nps.gov/vick/learn/historyculture/interments.htm

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Historic Aerial Photography of Rural America Available Online

 This photo collection offers over 18 million photos of rural America spanning five decades. You can search addresses, key words, counties, states, etc. 

Take your time with this. What a treasure it would be to find your ancestor's farm or homestead!

https://vintageaerial.com/

Friday, January 29, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 1-6 February 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).


Monday, 1-Feb-21 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic-Part 5. This is the last of a series of five classes. This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. 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,          Online Class – Webinar

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Tuesday, 2-Feb-21 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 5. This is the last of a series of five classes. This class explores the use of this popular genealogy software program. 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. Hahn, Online Class – Webinar

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOCupzgjG9UBxe0m08Cy_ZWJcdFkH_gM


Thursday, 4-Feb-21 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. Manning/Luce, Online Class – Webinar

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM

 

Saturday, 6-Feb-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          Online Class – Webinar

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Very Important Reminder…

The Pinellas Genealogy Society will present our annual all-day seminar in an online format on 20 February 2021. Thomas MacEntee will be the featured speaker. See the PGS website at pinellasgenealogysociety.com for details. Be sure to register soon as attendance is limited.