Friday, November 25, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 30 November to 3 December 2022

 Wednesday, 30-Nov-22 at 1:00 PM. Skeletons in the Family Closet--Dealing with the unexpected--We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them. Fortin, Hybrid-Local History Room and Zoom

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Thursday, 1-Dec-22 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics II (Shared Matches) - This class focuses on how to use DNA "cousin" matching in your research. Whether it is called "Shared Matches", "In Common With", or some other title, all of the primary DNA companies have tools that allow you to analyze your matches based on the groups that have DNA in common. DNA Basics I is recommended, but not required before attending Basics II. Manning/Luce, Zoom only.

This class will be held online only via Zoom.
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Saturday, 3-Dec-22 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, Zoom only.

This will be an online only class via Zoom.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Obituary Index for Newton, Kansas Available Online

The entries in this index range from 1872 to 1952. They come from The Evening Kansan-Republican and The Newton Kansan. Browse by name and then click on the name of interest for more information.

Friday, November 18, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 22-26 November 2022

Tuesday, 22-Nov-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, Zoom only.

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Wednesday, 23-Nov-22 at 1:00 PM. Life Aboard the Mayflower—1620. We all know the Mayflower Pilgrims’ story of thanksgiving after a grueling winter of failures and death.  But how much do we know about this tiny ship with the huge reputation? The Mayflower was their lifeline and their home, where babies were born and heroes were created as tempest and destruction crashed over them. See what life was like for Saints, Strangers, and Sailors.  Learn what it took for the Pilgrims to survive on the Mayflower for 243 days. Coffey, Hybrid-Local History Room and Zoom

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Saturday, 26-Nov-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.

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Value of School Yearbooks in Genealogy Research

 The Legacy News Blog gives us this informative article about using year books in genealogy research. It provides views on why they are important to researchers and what types of information can be gleaned from them.

The article concludes with links to several sites that provide online databases of searchable yearbooks.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 14-19 November 2022

 Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Pinellas Genealogy Society will present an “old-style” seminar on Saturday November 19, 2022, from 10AM – 2 PM featuring nine topics in three tracks. 

This free event will be presented in person plus online in a hybrid format.  Registration is only required if you are planning to attend online. The three tracks taught by PGS trainers cover genealogy essentials for new researchers, skill builder topics for those who are intermediate to advanced, and DNA from beginner to advanced. The conference begins at 10AM (ET) with welcome, introduction and 4th decade overview.  The first three presentations begin at 10:35AM.  A conference booklet of presentation handouts will be available to all registrants. 

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

PGS Events for the Week of 8-12 November 2022

 Tuesday, 8-Nov-22 at 1:00 PM. Bounty Lands were used from before the Revolutionary War up until 1858 to reward military service and stimulate enlistment. Those records can confirm military service and even locate ancestors during and after hostilities. This class gives the history of the subject, what records are available, and where to find them. Summers, Hybrid-Local History Room and Zoom.

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Saturday, 12-Nov-22 at 1:00 PM. DNA-Advanced Genetic Genealogy--we will delve into Mitochondrial DNA with a speaker to be announced. Manning/Luce, Zoom Only.

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