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Navigating the Clues: A Guide to Shaky Leaves and Hints 

April 6 @ 10:00 am 1:30 pm EDT

FGS Meeting

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 C. Blythe Andrews Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

2607 E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33610 United States
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(813) 273-3652
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In the journey of tracing our ancestry, we often encounter “shaky leaves” or hints provided by major genealogical repositories. These nudges can lead to breakthrough discoveries or wild goose chases. Is that hint about your ancestor?  Should you add it to your tree? How do you know the difference? Our session aims to equip you with the tools and knowledge to effectively use, evaluate, accept, or reject these hints. Join us to sharpen your skills in making the most out of every shaky leaf on your family tree.

PLUS a tour of the Sentinel Bulletin Collection and a Find A Grave photo opportunity for those who want to participate.

A light lunch will be provided.


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

12:00 – 12:30 – Light Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 – Find A Grave Photo Project or Tour of Sentinel Bulletin

Our Speaker

Peggy Jude

Peggy is a speaker, educator and researcher who has been conducting genealogical research for over 40 years. She specializes and teaches in five areas of genealogical interest: DNA, Genealogical Technology, Preserving Family History and Family Heirlooms, Genealogical Methods and Records, and Swedish Genealogy.  Peggy is a course coordinator for the DNA Foundations course at the Institute …

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