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Finding Your Ancestors’ Locations

July 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm EDT

FGS Meeting
Note: Meeting is the 2nd Saturday of July — 08 July 2023.

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. It will be held in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Where did your ancestors come from?  Where did they disappear to?  Although finding locations can be the key to following our ancestors back in time, we often slam up against brick walls.  In this talk we’ll explore practical strategies for tracking down our ancestors’ whereabouts by using collateral research, gazetteers, the law, image searches, maps, and loads of unexpected and underused resources.


Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone):

10:00 – 10:15 – Greetings and sign-in (in-person)

10:15 – 10:25 – Opening remarks and society news

10:25 – 10:50 – DNA Special Interest Group by Jean Sanner, FGS Tampa

10:50 – 10:55 – Break 

10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap society news 

11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker

Our Speaker

Pam Vestal

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Magazine, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and FGS’s Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast.  Pam specializes in conducting genealogical research and then transforming …

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