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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, …

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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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Connecting Lines –Dorothy and Ed

I have a family photo from Christmas in 1944 that included my cousin Dorothy and her fiancé Ed. The story great Aunt Evie told me was that Ed died when his plane went down soon after this picture was taken, which was tragic enough, but then flowers arrived for Dorothy after Ed died. My intent …

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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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Bing Crosby

Connecting Lines – Famous People

Many of us have a family story about being related to a famous person, but how many turn out to be true? One of my family stories is that we are related Bing Crosby, but no one knew how. My great Aunt Evie showed me an old letter from Bing Crosby’s Personal Secretary, but it …

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Education Plans (Part One)

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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