Friday, May 14, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 17-22 May 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, 17-May-21 at 6:00 PM. Living Persons--This class will focus on some tips and techniques for finding living people. A case study will be given. Bryan

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcu-urTotHN3Ok0A3XZJ8IonrJLCwHnVs

Wednesday, 19-May-21 at 1:00 PM. Buried Treasure: Exploring Your Family History Collection. Every family has a unique story to tell. Discover items to look for in your own family’s collection of photographs, documents, and more that will help bring that story to life. Fortin

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuyqrzoqE90C__9Hdbf428LljLbfP9G2

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

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Blog "Genealogy: Beyond the BMD" Provides Impressive Number of Resource Links

 Dianne Nolin's Blog "Genealogy: Beyond the BMD" gives us several research sources that may be of interest to  you. I would say the focus is on Canada and the UK, but there are links that go well beyond those locations. 

The landing page is where you will find resource links. Each topic link is to a PDF containing links pertaining to that topic. 

Take some some to explore the tabs at the top of the page for other research topics.


https://genealogybeyondthebmd.blogspot.com/p/links.html

Friday, May 7, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 10-15 May 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, 10-May-21 at 6:00 PM. Death Records--This class will focus on finding records to establish the death date of your deceased kinfolk. We will describe and demonstrate how and where to find many types of records and resources that will enable you to determine death dates. In addition to the commonly used records such as death certificates, tombstones, obituaries, death indexes, etc., you will discover some that you may not have considered. Bryan.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfuysrTwoEtM7aJCfBCZtZHNqdY4vKSv5

Saturday, 15-May-21 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--MPE: Disconnected Connections - In genealogical circles, the acronym MPE stands for a misattributed parentage event.  It is different than an adoption case or a case of an unknown parent. A misattributed parentage event encompasses those situations where parentage has been attributed to the wrong person. For example, learning that daddy wasn’t really the biological father. Finding a MPE can be an unexpected or upsetting matter. Truth is, it happens more frequently than we think. This presentation will begin with a discussion on the myths, pursuit and ethics of MPE research, when the family lore, DNA and documents diverge. The presentation will conclude with a case study exploring the speaker’s own personal MPE finding, the research approach followed, and the ethics involved. Debbie Wilson Smyth.       

Register in advance for this meeting:

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Oak Hill Cemetery in Lane County, Oregon Provides

 Oak Hill Cemetery was founded in 1850, making it one of the oldest cemeteries in Lane County, Oregon. It is located just west of the city of Eugene.

The data can be found under the "Burial Book" tab at the top of the landing page. The data is accessed by downloading a PDF file of some fifty pages. Over 2,000 burials are represented.

https://www.oakhillonline.com/

Saturday, May 1, 2021

PGS Events for the week of 3-8 May 2021

 Wednesday, 5-May-21 at 1:00 PM. AmericanAncestors.org: Searching the Online Databases--American Ancestors, the website for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, provides more than 1 billion records in over 450 databases online. Although much of the collection focuses on New England, records from around the U.S. and even some from other countries are available. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the website, and will go through the basics of searching these extensive databases. Fortin.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-GhqDwsG9U65bkJA8qSaYGocqIlyR3i

Thursday, 6-May-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        

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

Saturday, 8-May-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.

Description:Register in advance for this meeting: 
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