Friday, January 21, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 24-29 January 2022

 Monday, 24-Jan-22 at 6:00 PM. RootsMagic 8-Part 2--This class explores the use of the latest version of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. It’s 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

Note: The first session of this class filled to a capacity limit of 100 and some were not able to attend. We have increased the capacity limit on Zoom so everyone will be able to register and attend this class.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqceusrT4vEtVATiEuwSPHCqe7Ub5vNFEg

Tuesday, 25-Jan-22 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

Tuesday, 25-Jan-22 at 6:00 PM. Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 3. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsf-GsqDIpHteKMmECe8upG2UKRUV-KKKa

Wednesday, 26-Jan-22 at 1:00 PM. Facebook for Genealogy--You may use Facebook every day sharing family photos and stories, but have you ever thought to use it for genealogy research? We will discuss how to find relatives and search tips, plus the hundreds of Facebook groups dedicated to family history! But before we explain all that, we give an overview and tour to learn how this ubiquitous program actually works, so you can control what you see and what others see about you. Coffey

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdO6pqzIqHdyOsUPohEY4Iy_rgJXVgLbf

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

History of the Buffalo Soldiers Explored at the National Museum of African American History and Culture Website

 The National Museum of African American History and Culture offers us an impressive website on the subject of the Buffalo Soldiers. The article is filled with links that explore topics in depth.

This site is great for understanding the context of this important and unique group.

Check it out at:  https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/manylenses/buffalosoldiers 

Friday, January 14, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 17-22 January 2022

 Monday, 17-Jan-22 at 6:00 PM--RootsMagic 8- Part 1. This class explores the use of the latest version of this popular genealogy software program. It consists of five classes, each 1 ½ hours long, held for five consecutive weeks. It’s 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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udeCspzIuH9DWsKqDWi_xT4evROExAWH6

Tuesday, 18-Jan-22 at 6:00 PM--Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 2. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. This is the second of a five-part series and will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Hahn

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqce-hrjkqGtDF00JUUtqFmz7GCxG0pXb3

22-Jan-22 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group. Questions and 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

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Helpful Index of Digitized Canadian Newspapers

 This link takes you to the "CanGenealogy --Newspaper Genealogy Sources" blog. Links are provided for newspapers in the various provinces. In addition, links to some general references are also provided.

Check it out at;  http://cangenealogy.com/newspapers.html

Friday, January 7, 2022

Dublin, Ohio Cemetery Guide Available Online

 Interment listings for five cemeteries in Dublin,, Ohio are available online. The five cemeteries are: Dublin, Indian Run, Mitchell, Mt. Zion, and Sandy Corner.

Record information includes birth and death dates, veteran status, and grave location. An interactive map shows the exact grave location.

https://dublinohiousa.gov/parks-open-space/cemetery-guide/

PGS Events for the Week of 10 - 15 January 2022

 Tuesday, 11-Jan-22 at 6:00 PM.  Family Tree Maker 2019 Basics--Part 1. This begins a 5-part series presented each Tuesday for five consecutive weeks. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. The class will be most effective if all sessions are attended in order. Hahn

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMod-CqrjkrGtyeOLqLvtf1B-ENtTLjQotw

Saturday, 15-Jan-22 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--50th Anniversary 1st Decade Event: “Where is the Book with My Family in It?”  Drew Smith

This will be a hybrid meeting held in-person in the Meeting Room/Jenkins B and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees.

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

Saturday, January 1, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 3 - 8 January 2022

 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, 4-Jan-22 at 1:00 PM. Property Research Basics--This is a general treatment of property research in the United States. It will explore ownership documents from land grants to land patents to deeds; it will explain the difference in land descriptions in state land states and public land states; it will examine the historical context of military bounty land, the Homestead Act, and the cash purchase of public land. We will also survey where to find the records generated during the ownership and transfer of property.  Summers

This will be a hybrid class held in-person in the Local History Room and online via Zoom. Registration is only required for Zoom attendees. Seating for in-person attendees is limited due to room size. (Note: The in-person attendance option may be cancelled if health conditions change.)  

Register in advance for this meeting, if attending virtually, at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsduytpjkrHN0zqOf2qvcKnH0EQpAUv7Ld

Thursday, 6-Jan-22 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. Luce/Manning

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

Saturday, 8-Jan-22 at 1:00 PM. DNA-Advanced Genetic Genealogy. This is a series of discussions led by David Vance, author of The Genealogist's Guide to Y-DNA Testing for Genetic Genealogy.  We will discuss chapter 13 this month.  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.  Manning/Luce.

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