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Tying History to Your Research

August 3 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

FGS Meeting

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. Larry Thomas will be presenting via webinar in the large meeting room at the Seminole heights Branch Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

4711 Central Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33603-3905 United States
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Do you know how to interpret your findings on an ancestor in light of history? Are you looking at what was happing in the area, the country, and the world for the time period being researched? How often do we hear that a family emigrated from Ireland in the 1830s due to the potato famine which did not start until 1845? We need to examine history very closely so we can better understand our ancestors and how they lived their lives. We will examine several situations you should be aware of that will aid you in telling their story. 


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

Larry W. Thomas, CPT (ret), USA

After serving 8 years in the United States Army, Larry joined the Reserves while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management and obtaining his FAA license as an airplane mechanic.  Larry returned to the Army as a Transportation \ Logistics officer where he retired as a Captain after 23 years of total service.  Larry received his …

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