Upcoming Events


PGS 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.


18 July Meeting and Program -- with Patricia Charpentier 

A Writing Workshop: "Put Some Meat on 'Dem Bones'

[LIVE WEBINAR]

Our usual "Computers in Genealogy Q and A session" will not be held. The program will begin at 11 am.

Here is the URL to follow to join the meeting at the scheduled date and time:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772712842?pwd=YmtxT1VMUkpXbkJybGNIb0ExRGRkQT09 

 Free and open to the public

Patricia Charpentier, owner and founder of Writing Your Life, grew up in South Louisiana.  Patricia received the Founders Award from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in recognition of her dedication to starting a publishing business to help others share their life stories.  She earned a M.A. in creative writing from the University of Central Florida and a B.A. in journalism from Louisiana State University.  She has worked as a memoirist, author, writing coach, editor, instructor, journalist, and photographer. She also had a 28-year career in mortgage banking information technology.

Topic description:  Combine your research with historical information and turn your ancestral data into a compelling story even the non-genealogist will want to read. Learn how to bring life to your ancestors, structure a story line, depict time and place, use general information as a backdrop, and let the tale evolve into a fully developed story.  No previous experience required for this fun hands-on class.


15 August Meeting and Program -- with Annette Burke Lyttle  [LIVE WEBINAR]

Our usual "Computers in Genealogy Q and A session" will not be held. The program will begin at 11 am.

Here is the URL to follow to join the meeting at the scheduled date and time:

 Free and open to the public
  
Annette’s educational background is a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English. She has leveraged that writing and analytical background with continued education in genealogy leading to her demand as a speaker at national, state and local events. Annette has been a full-time genealogist and family historian since 2012, and we are pleased to have her participate in our lecture series.

"BEFORE ROADS AND RAILS": Before improved roads and the advent of the railroads, travel by water was the easiest and fastest way to the newly-opened territories of the Midwestern United States. Our ancestors traveled them, worked on them, and lived by them. Learn how to reconstruct the stories of their travel and livelihood. 


19 September Meeting and Program -- with Rue Lynn Galbraith [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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772712842?pwd=YmtxT1VMUkpXbkJybGNIb0ExRGRkQT09 

Free and open to the public

"WHERE THE RECORDS ARE: USING STATE ARCHIVES" --  People are acquainted with the websites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, Find My Past and others used for genealogical research. However, additional online resources are available to those who are researching their Family Tree - the State Archives. Rue Lynn will present how to use State Archives and Libraries, the treasures that can be found in these archives, and the resources available at Historical/Genealogical Societies.