Annual Holiday Party - Sat. 14 December
Annual Holiday Party
We'll be holding our annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 2:00 PM in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Public Library.
All attendees are welcome to bring a favorite appetizer or dessert to share.
Volunteers who would like to help with room set-up should plan to arrive by 1:30 PM.
The annual elections for the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa were held. The results were as follows:
Drew Smith was re-elected President for another two-year term, through 2015.
Tammy Patascher was re-elected Vice President for another two-year term, through 2015.
David A. Hoffman was elected as a Director for a three-year term, through 2016.
These people's terms begin on 1 January 2014. We would like to thank Pam Tremé for her service on the board over the last three years.
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Our Society Is Involved!
We are proud members of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. It links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow. To do this, FGS publishes FORUM magazine, filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news. The FGS Voice blog and the monthly Voice newsletter provide time-sensitive information. FGS also publishes the FGS Wiki which covers topics about effectively organizing and operating a genealogical society. We provides helpful services to our member societies such as reviews of bylaws, newsletters, and websites, making suggestions for improvements.
FGS also provides access to our society's members to their Partner Benefits Program in which each of us can take advantage of significant discounts.
You can subscribe to the FGS Voice Newsletter (email) for free at http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=71
The goal of this project is to preserve and digitize the War of 1812 military pension files in the possession of the National Archives and Records Administration. The digitized images are being indexed and added to Fold3.com where they will be permanently available for free. Each dollar donated is currently being matched by the Federation, and the full amount is also matched by Ancestry.com, making every dollar contributed worth four times the original contribution! The goal is to have the project completed by January of 2015, the two hundredth anniversary of the end of the War of 1812.