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

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

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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.

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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

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