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. Manning/Luce, Zoom Only.
Every 2nd Saturday from 1-3 pm. Live via Zoom. We cover a variety of intermediate to advanced DNA topics utilizing guest speakers, selected chapters in "Advanced Genetic Genealogy," and popular videos. Manning/Luce, Zoom Only.
The story of the Orphan Trains, which relocated children from the eastern cities to rural farmlands, has become a part of American popular culture. This presentation explores the facts behind the legends; follows a group of children “placed-out” in 1880; and, provides resources available to learn more about the orphan trains and their riders. Fortin
This will be a hybrid presentation at Largo Library Local History Room plus online via Zoom. If participating via Zoom, you must register using the button at the right.
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023 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.
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
1:00 PM, Tuesday, 14 Mar 2023 Ancestry.com—Foundations, Features and Fixes
Whether you are new to Ancestry.com or a power user, in this session you will learn ideas to make your journey through this powerful tool even better. First, we explain the foundational tools you may have missed. Then we show you features that make this the number one ancestral search tool. And then, because it happens to all of us, we review fixes to common errors we can make. Coffey
Lecture Series: Finding the Women and Interpreting the Handwriting
Finding the Women
Finding the women in your family tree can be a difficult task. Even having the first name can help, but how do you find it when women generally don’t appear in the early records? This training will provide tips and strategies to get better results when locating our elusive female ancestors.
Interpreting the Handwriting
Alphabets, abbreviations, and symbols can act like a big STOP sign when you’re researching original records or derivatives. We may figure out that Geo is short for George, but what could a “kno. wedding” be? This training will uncover tips for interpreting the handwriting in early documents.
What is a family tree without photos to enhance the story? But many old photos are degrading with age in storage. And we can’t always travel to see the newest members of the family. Even when we do get to snap the picture, the quality is less than what we expect for historical purposes. And how do we get it off our phones and into our books and online trees?! This fully packed training will cover these issues and more as we learn tips of the trade for your pictures. Hybrid, Local History Room, registration required for Zoom only, Coffey