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Using AncestryDNA Today (FGS Meeting)

February 1 @ 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.

FGS at the State Fair … (Volunteer Event)

February 6 - February 16

This year we have the wonderful opportunity to share our love of genealogy with others through our booth set up at the Florida State Fair grounds. We will have computers set up to engage in live demos with our visitors, as well as have wonderful treats for children and adults alike including a raffle prize ...

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

March 7 @ 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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Every year we get a chance to review our past accomplishments and plan for the new year’s next challenges. Hopefully, as part of your planning, you include some time to improve your genealogical skills and awareness. Genealogical Education Plans are a great way to organize this time. Whether you are a novice or advanced genealogical…

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Quizzes and Surveys

As part of any effort to encourage a greater sense of community and fun within the society, we are incorporating a monthly quiz or survey. Our surveys are meant to capture the diversity of the membership, determine programming desires, and solicit feedback. The quizzes are meant to challenge your genealogical knowledge in a fun and…

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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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Welcome to the next iteration of the our website. While there are not many truly visible changes, the backend infrastructure was dramatically overhauled. Not only did this save the society on recurring costs, it also improved the performance and security of the site. Furthermore, it positioned us for the future by upgrading to a new…