Friday, May 20, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 24-28 May 2022

 Tuesday, 24-May-22 at 11:00 AM. 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, Jenkins C--In Person only. This is a repeat of the Zoom class given on 5 May 22.

Tuesday, 24-May-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. Manning/Luce, Hybrid meeting; Jenkins C

Register for the meeting via Zoom at: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Thursday, 26-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Walking in Their Footsteps-One of the fun things about genealogy is getting to know our ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a chart. This presentation will help you to identify sources that can assist you in locating the precise locations where your ancestors lived and worked. Fortin, Hybrid meeting; LH Room

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdeChrj8sGdVtQUj-qKMbqtEua92jrvs4

Saturday, 28-May-22 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Zoom Only.

Use the following link to register for this class via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Georgia Historic Newspapers online

 The landing page of this Georgia Newspaper site is an interactive map of the state. By clicking on a region of the state, you will reveal a list of titles by county as well as a list of cities and counties included in the database.

Check it out at:  https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

Friday, May 13, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 16-21 May 2022

 Monday, 16-May-22 at 1:00 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

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.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqf-qvpz4jE9f0tCc9ZXKaw_a7SYo3pAXE

Thursday, 19-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Naturalization Records -- Many of our ancestors became naturalized citizens and left a paper trail when they did so. This class explains the naturalization process, what information can be found in the records, and where those records can be found. 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.
Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOCpqT0qGdKjQQEq-4Zy8JcS0QoIB6Lh

Saturday, 21-May-22 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--Confirming Cherokee Ancestry. Nicka Sewell-Smith, Hybrid meeting; Jenkins B and online via Zoom

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 via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOuvrzkiHtbHl9fjiJlf1G3ttzDAEd9N

Monday, May 9, 2022

Monthly Meeting of Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay to Be Held 18 May 2022

The information just received from JGSTB:

"The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is offering a look at The New York Public Library’s Jewish genealogical resources during its virtual meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The library holds one of the largest and most publicly accessible Judaica and general research collections in the world. Amanda Seigel, a librarian for instruction and outreach in the Dorot Jewish Division of the library, will demonstrate how to find and use sources such as yizkor books, registers, family histories, historical newspapers and other biographical and genealogical materials in the collection. She will give participants the tools to begin or continue your genealogy research and share insider tips on how best to utilize the NYPL's collection, its staff expertise, and other free resources, from afar.

"For further information about this program and how to attend, email Chris Burklund at jgstb-res@jewishvets.org . An RSVP is required for security purposes to receive sign-in instructions. For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, go to http://www.jgstb.org/ . The program is free. A small donation by nonmembers is optional but appreciated."

Friday, May 6, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 9-14 May 2022

 Monday, 9-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Female Ancestors--Locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names. Bryan. 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.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdu6hrD4oE9wNs6cGTI8KY0AnZnx-ClYK

 Tuesday, 10-May-22 at 1:00 PM. Maps in Genealogy Research–Part 2.  Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with military, ward, topographical, plat, and railroad maps. 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.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckf-mvpzspGtb23R7ABzFEGE-KABMBwu5Q

Thursday, 12-May-22 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.

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.


Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduygqj0pHt0WkAWnshTuHWFuhhiaw08m

Saturday, 14-May-22 at 1:00 PM. 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 cover the administration and use of the Family Tree DNA project groups and much more. Manning Luce

This class will be held online only via Zoom.

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Lisa Louise Cooke Shares Ten Strategies For Finding School Records

Thanks to Lisa Louise Cooks for this detailed article in her Blog "Genealogy Gems" on finding school records. The article expands on ten strategies to use to find those records and uses many screen shots to help in digesting the detail.

Check it out at: 

https://lisalouisecooke.com/2019/10/29/school-records-for-genealogy/