Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa)

Serving the Needs of the Genealogical Community for Over 50 Years

August Meeting and Program

Join us on Saturday, August 1, 2015, for our monthly meeting at the John F. Germany Public Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. Judy G. Russell, J.D., will present a live webinar program titled "That First Visit to the Courthouse."  The meeting will begin at at 11:00 AM in the Auditorium of the library.
If there is one truth in genealogy research, it's this: not everything is available online. Sooner or later, every genealogist has got to make that first trip to the courthouse to check out the original records available there. How to prepare for that trip, the rules of the road, what to expect, what to ask for, and how to be sure you'll be welcomed back the next time are explored in this lecture.
Our three Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet before the meeting, from 10:15 to 10:45 AM: the Beginners' and Brick Wall SIG, the DNA SIG, and the Computer Topics SIG. Visitors are welcome.

Hillsborough County Century Families

Interested in knowing more about the Hillsborough County Century Families program, and how to apply? Visit the Century Families Program page here at the website (http://fgstampa.org/cpage.php?pt=126) or email us at hccf@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 and not of the library system).

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