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Motion for Membership Fee Increase

Dear Members, We, the Executive Board, hope that this letter finds you in good health and spirits. We have missed being together for our regular monthly meetings to see your faces and spend time discussing the subject we all love. We anticipate the day when we can be together again. FGS-Tampa has operated very differently…

The Chameleon

I didn’t have many pets growing up. I recall having a turtle as a youngster. A stray white poodle, who we named Tuffy, found his way into our family for a few months before we gave him to my great-grandmother. I had the requisite gerbil until, sadly, I found Chewbacca expired in his cage the…

Chloe’s “Text”

I love to travel. Many years of experience have taught me that a light load is the way to go. My souvenirs are limited to refrigerator magnets and Christmas tree ornaments. I often feel quite inadequate as a tourist when I document $5 of purchases on my customs paperwork upon my return. Likewise, my mom…

Tell Us What You Think

Please take a few short minutes to complete this survey on our most recent special interest group on DNA orchestrated by Jean Sanner.  We welcome your constructive feedback to help improve the content, delivery, and value of these presentations. Thank you in advance for your feedback.

To Learn About Life, Start in a Cemetery

Older headstones sometimes yield significant clues for the genealogist by providing a short biography of the interred – similar to one I found in the medieval cathedral ruins of St. Andrews, Scotland. It read: Here Lies the Body of Thomas Halyburton. Minister of the Gospel. He was Born at Duplin Dec. 25, 1674, And Ordained…

Summary of June Meeting

Overview This past Saturday, we again met virtually via webinar to conduct our normal meeting, DNA Special Interest Group, and our featured speaker – Crista Cowan. We had a total of 97 people registered and 89 actually participate; a tremendous turnout. Jean Sanner wrapped up the current DNA Special Interest Group with a case study…

My Digital Photo Albums—How I Did It

Many of us have photos, or more accurately—boxes of photos—that we would like to organize and digitize. The task can seem impossible. It will take time, planning, time, organization, and—did I say time? I have “finished” my digital photo albums. I include quotes because ancestry projects are never finished. There’s always something to add. However,…

Summary of May Meeting

Overview This past Saturday, we again met virtually via webinar to conduct our normal meeting, DNA Special Interest Group, and our featured speaker – Brianne Kirkpatrick. We had a total of 72 people registered and 68 actually participate; a tremendous turnout. With a double dose of DNA, both Jean Sanner and Brianne Kirkpatrick enlightened us…

Summary of April Meeting

Overview This past Saturday, we met virtually via webinar to conduct our normal meeting, DNA Special Interest Group, and our featured speaker – Maureen Taylor. We had a total of 77 people registered and 53 actually participate. Maureen delivered a wonderfully engaging and insightful presentation on how to determine the time period and related information….