Dave Glogowski

Question: Should FGS Tampa Go to the State Fair?

For many years FGS Tampa participated in the Florida State Fair with a booth offering free genealogy and family history advice. This is part of our effort to give back to the Tampa Bay community, encourage people to explore their own family histories, and attract new members. The 2023 Florida State Fair is set for …

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A Day with Aunt Honey

The fall season is the time of year when the crispness in the air, the change in the leaves and the overall shift in things tend to cause memories to swirl in my mind and move to the forefront of my thoughts. One such memory is of a special visit with my paternal grandfather’s sister, …

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2021 Florida State Fair

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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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Webinar Details for 4 April Meeting

We are meeting via webinar for our regularly scheduled meeting on 4 April 2020.  This email contains the details to register for the webinar, the itinerary, and instructions on where to find some tutorials on using the Zoom video conferencing system.   Register for the 4 April Webinar You must register for the webinar.  We …

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COVID-19 Information

As you all are aware, our nation, state and local governments are taking action to stop the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. On Friday the Hillsborough County government cancelled all its events and meetings scheduled between March 13, 2020 and April 13, 2020. The closure impacts all formal programming at Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries; including …

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Education Plans (Part Two)

This article is the second installment and finishes our discussion on genealogical education plans. In our first article we assessed your education and training needs, considered some constraints and reviewed setting goals to improve your skills. This article surveys some common education and training resources available to you, suggests a way to organize your plan, …

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State Fair Volunteers

We are holding an organizational meeting for all volunteers helping out at the Florida State Fair after our monthly meeting this Saturday, 1 Feb 2020. Please plan to attend to get directions, updates, and passes. FGS Tampa is going to the Florida State Fair again this year. As part of our community outreach, we provide …

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