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June 2018

The Good Cemeterian (Monthly Meeting) (FGS Meeting)

June 2, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Our June monthly meeting features Andrew Lumish and Jen Armbruster.  Please join us as we provide a fascinating discussion on the preservation of our historical cemeteries.  Please allow additional time to park and walk to the front entrance of the library since the old West building entrance (accessed from the bridge connecting to the Poe ...

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July 2018

How to Clear the Mess On Your Desk (FGS Meeting)

July 7, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join us the month for a discussion on organizing your genealogy research by Kelli Bergheimer.  Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker. Kelli holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli is a math and science supervising editor for Smart Education—a K-12 textbook company ...

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The History of Seminole Heights (HCPLC Event)

July 21, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Seminole Heights is one of Tampa’s most iconic neighborhoods. This area is well-known for an eclectic mix of early 20th century Craftsman bungalows, historic buildings, and modern businesses. Learn more about this fascinating area from the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library joins the City of Tampa in celebration of Archives Awareness ...

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Land Records for Genealogy (HCPLC Event)

July 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Residences and places of business are an important part of family history. Discover how city directories, Sanborn maps, and photos can assist you in tracking land records, and learn how to find those records once you get to the county courthouse. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library joins the City of Tampa in celebration of Archives Awareness ...

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August 2018

Facebook & Genealogy (FGS Meeting)

August 4, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Over the decades genealogists have communicated with fellow researchers using whatever tools were available, from newsletter queries to online message boards. Enter the 21st century and 'social media'! Learn tips and techniques to use the newest genealogical tool -- Facebook -- from document translations to research questions to connecting with family. Michelle will show you ...

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September 2018

The Plant System of Railroads, Steamships and Hotels (FGS Meeting)

September 1, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Speaker: Heather Trubee Brown   As always, our meetings are open to the public and start at 10:15 with a group discussion oriented to assist with solving your issues and helping to breaking down your brick walls. Heather’s presentation will begin at 11:00am.

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October 2018

Annual Fall Seminar (FGS Annual Seminar)

October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Join us as we go "Back to the Future" for our 60th Anniversary seminar and look at today's and tomorrow's relevant topics in family history and genealogy studies. This event is now SOLD OUT. CeCe Moore CeCe Moore is an independent professional genetic genealogist and media consultant who is considered an innovator in the use ...

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Family Heritage Festival (HCPLC Event)

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join the Florida History and Genealogy Library as they host the 4th Annual Family Heritage Festival.  Participate in varied genealogical activities including presentations by nationally known genealogy experts and visit with local history and genealogical societies. Topics will include DNA, city directories, MyHeritiage and learning about the newly renamed Fortune Taylor Bridge (formerly Laurel Street ...

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November 2018

Land Records for Genealogy (FGS Meeting)

November 3, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join us on November 3rd to better understand the use and applicability of land records to further your research.   Janet Bergeron shares her vast knowledge and experience using these records to uncover no only familial tie, but also the historical context of their lives. Our monthly meetings are open to the public; all are welcome! ...

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December 2018

Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell (FGS Meeting)

December 1, 2018 @ 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 Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell.  We will be hosting a catered brunch for your pleasure, so come prepared in festive attire, appetite, and an interesting story to share. Please RSVP by Monday, 26 Nov 2018, so we can properly order our food.

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