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December 2019

Genealogy & Genetic Testing (HCPLC Event)

December 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Want to take up genealogy but don't know where to start? This beginner's class gives attendees the tools to get started and strategies to succeed in family research. There'll also be discussion on the various genetic testing sites available and the pros and cons of such searches.

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Annual Holiday Brunch and Show & Tell (FGS Meeting)

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Let’s begin the holiday season with our 3rd Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell.  We will be hosting a catered brunch from Cracker Barrel for your pleasure, so come prepared in festive attire, appetite, and an interesting story to share. As our festive occasion also falls on the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Rue Lynn ...

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January 2020

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

January 4 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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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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February 2020

Using AncestryDNA Today (FGS Meeting)

February 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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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. We will be meeting on 2E of the main library building.

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FGS at the State Fair … (Volunteer Event)

February 6 - February 16
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301
Tampa, FL 33610 United States
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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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March 2020

FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

March 7 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EST
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An event every month that begins at 10:15 am on day First of the month, happening 4 times

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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FGS Tampa is offering a DNA Special Interest Group.  Over the next four months we are pleased to have Jean Sanner present information on how to work with DNA results.  She will cover foundational concepts of DNA testing for genealogy and specifically autosomal tests. If you are intimidated by the test results or if you don't ...

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

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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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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CANCELLED – VGS Family History Expo (Nearby Society Event)

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Savannah Regional Recreation Center, 1545 Buena Vista Boulevard
The Villages, FL United States
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We’re disappointed to have to announce that The Villages Genealogy EXPO, which was set to be held 25 March 2020 at the Savannah Center, has been canceled. In recent days, major vendors have canceled their attendance because of corporate “no travel” policies during the period of uncertainty about the coronavirus. Other vendors canceled because of ...

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April 2020

FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

April 4 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Due to COVID-19 we are hosting this meeting as a webinar.  Click here to register for the webinar.  We are having our entire meeting, including the DNA Special Interest Group, via the webinar.  Here is the schedule: 10:00 - 10:15 - Opening remarks and general society news 10:15 - 10:45 - DNA Special Interest Group ...

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Photo Detective Roadshow (FGS Meeting)

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Maureen Taylor

Due to COVID-19 we are hosting this meeting as a webinar.  Click here to register for the webinar.  We are having our entire meeting, including the DNA Special Interest Group, via the webinar.  Here is the schedule: 10:00 - 10:15 - Opening remarks and general society news 10:15 - 10:45 - DNA Special Interest Group ...

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May 2020

DNA Searching – How Modern DNA Testing Helps Locate Biological Family and Health Information (FGS Meeting)

May 2 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Meeting will be held as webinar.  Please register here. What do you do when the paper trail on your family ends, but you still have unanswered questions? What if you have no way to access information on ancestors because of the laws surrounding an adoption, an ancestor never knew their father, or was a passenger ...

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FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

May 2 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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FGS Tampa is offering a DNA Special Interest Group.  Over the next four months we are pleased to have Jean Sanner present information on how to work with DNA results.  She will cover foundational concepts of DNA testing for genealogy and specifically autosomal tests. If you are intimidated by the test results or if you don't ...

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