Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa)

Serving the Needs of the Genealogical Community for Over 50 Years

Saturday, March 7 Meeting (Obituaries!)

Join us on Saturday, 7 March 2015, when George G. Morgan will present a program titled "Dissect Obituaries for New Clues." 
Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. The writers were compelled to compress as much information into a small amount of text. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues.
This seminar presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them.
Our business program and educational meeting begins at 11:00 AM in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. Special interest groups will meet at 10:15 AM. Guests are welcome!
We hope to see you there!

Hillsborough County Century Families

Interested in knowing more about the Hillsborough County Century Families program, and how to apply?  Email us at info@fgstampa.org!
Here's a brief clip from News Channel 8 coverage on January 8 (although just to be clear, the HCCF program is a program of the Florida Genealogical Society, not of the library system).

FGS Receives Preservation Award

The Florida Genealogical Society, Inc., of Tampa received the 2014 Organizational Excellence Award from Tampa  Preservation, Inc., at its 2014 Preservation Celebration Awards Banquet on 30 October 2014.

The award was bestowed in recognition of our society's work to digitize and index naturalization records of Hillsborough County from 1895 to 1906. The indexed and searchable images can be found at the University of South Florida Libraries Digital Collections site at http://digital.lib.usf.edu/results/?t=naturalization

The photos show the certificate of award and members of the FGS Awards Committee who submitted the application for the award. Shown are (left to right) David Hoffman, Ann Frye, Susan Jones, and Rue Lynn Galbraith. The award will be on display in the Ceta Rodgers Armitage Room on 2-West at the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa.

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in this project
(Jim Pearce, David Hoffman, Dave Glogowski, Judy Purchell, Robert Leishman, Jean Livingston, Wes Brockway, and Norma Perricone)!

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