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Immigration — Which Port? When? Why? From Where? (FGS Meeting)

January 4, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST

Unless your ancestors were Native Americans, they were immigrants and as genealogists and family historians, we want to find a record of their arrival. Our success depends on the time frame and what we already know about our ancestor. This lecture will put into perspective what records are available and the likelihood of finding an ...

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Using AncestryDNA Today (FGS Meeting)

February 1, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST

AncestryDNA continues to add new tools to help with matching other testers, categorizing the matches into groups, and discovering the right relationships. This presentation focuses on how to use the latest AncestryDNA tools (ThruLines, groups, etc.) to identify relatives near and distant.

The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready? (FGS Meeting)

March 7, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST

Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data ...

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Zion Cemetery Relative Project

Volunteers needed to play detective, not that we don’t do that every day searching for our ancestors!  We will be looking for relatives of the people who were buried in the Zion Cemetery in Tampa. The death certificates are on Family Search, so we can do it from home. If you are interested, you can email…

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