Upcoming Events


PGS in-person classes and interest groups held at the Largo Public Library have been cancelled until further notice.

We have taken this precaution with the well-being of our members, patrons, and friends in mind.

HOWEVER, WE ARE OFFERING EVENTS SUCH AS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, MONTHLY PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS CLASSES AS ONLINE LIVE "MEETINGS."

This is a rapidly changing situation and we are learning as we go, so be patient. We will reach out to you using our website, this Blog, and our weekly emails to give you information on the events we are offering and the venues we will use.

Our goal is to reach out to our members and friends to provide some useful information, research assistance, and perhaps even some fun during this period of uncertainty and stress.



17 October Meeting and Program -- with Pam Vestal 

"What the Heck Does That Say?: The Challenge of Difficult Handwriting"

[LIVE WEBINAR]

The program will begin at 11 AM.  Here is the URL to follow to join the meeting at the scheduled date and time:
Event is free and open to the public.

CHECK CALENDAR FOR URL AND REGISTRATION GUIDANCE


Pam Vestal -- While based in Oregon, Pam’s career in genealogy has taken her all over the United States for conferences, and intensive classes and workshops, as well as for research. Pam is member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and belongs to many genealogical and historical organizations. Through her business, “Generations Genealogy,” Pam assists clients with research, researches and writes family biographies and histories, lectures on genealogy topics, does house histories, and helps plan family reunions.

TOPIC: “What the Heck Does That Say?: The Challenge of Difficult Handwriting”

Deciphering the handwriting in old documents can be difficult, but a few good strategies can make all the difference. We will look at a variety of ways to figure out what the chicken scratches on the page say, but also what the style of writing can tell us about our ancestors.

 

 


21 November Meeting and Program -- with Donna Moughty 

[LIVE WEBINAR]

The program is one of our "Lecture Series" presentations and will begin at 11 AM.  

Event is free and open to the public.

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This program is a part of the PGS Lecture Series, and consists of two presentations. It starts at 11 AM and will last until about 3 PM. The program goes over the lunch hour, so we will take a short break of about 45 minutes between presentations.

Presentation titles:

(1) "Saving a Life: Family Health History"
For many years, health professionals have known that many common health problems run in families. The more you know about your family health history, the more you can do to reduce your risk of serious illness. As genealogists and family historians we routinely collect information about our ancestors and the causes of their deaths but putting the information together in a documented health history can not only assist your physician but may save your life. Passing this information to your children or other family members may also provide them with life-saving information. This lecture is designed to provide information on compiling your health history, even if you have never done any family history research. It will look at how to collect the information, including the types of documents to look at, as well as how to report the information to your physician and family. 

(2) "Preparing for a Research Trip -- Home or Abroad"
Hopefully, the time will soon come when we are free to travel again.  Meanwhile, you can make sure you have enough information to begin planning a trip to your ancestral homeland. Knowing the exact place is key to your success as borders may have changed since your ancestor’s emigration. The key to your success is starting with yourself and working back, finding all the records left by your ancestor, as well as their extended family, associates, and neighbors.




19 December 2020 meeting and program

[LIVE WEBINAR]

The program will begin at 11 AM.  


Event is free and open to the public.

CHECK CALENDAR FOR URL AND REGISTRATION GUIDANCE






20 February 2021 Annual Seminar -- with Thomas MacEntee

All-day event.....LIVE WEBINAR

  >>Four presentations by guest speaker, Thomas MacEntee
  >>Door Prizes
  >>Special Q&A session over the lunch break
  >>Seminar booklet and handouts available to attendees

 See "Seminar" tab at top of website Home Page for more information on registration and how to join the webinar.