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/