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:

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:


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.

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More of possible interest...

Free access to publishers edition through Monday, 15 Feb 2021. Access at 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 to attend.

 MyHeritage is offering free access to all marriage records (over 400 million) for Valentine’s Day, from February 10–16! Go to 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

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