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Saturday, April 29
United States Census for Genealogy: 1900-1930  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL 33602-3704
Discover the wealth of information in the early 20th century census and the unique questions that are of benefit in genealogy research.
 
Held on 2 West, Florida History and Genealogy 



Monday, May 1
Online Wikis  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd., W. Lutz, FL 33548-7220
Learn how to use online wiki's for genealogy, utilize wiki's in Ancestry and Family Search to improve your research. 
Presented by Kelly Whitelock. Tampa Bay Roots
 
Held in Community Room 


Monday, May 1
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
Learn how to find your immigrant ancestor using U.S. records.
 
Held in Community Room


Thursday, May 4
Ancestry Library Edition for Beginners  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Dr. Brandon, FL 33511-5972
Get started learning the many facets of this popular genealogy database. Ancestry Library Edition is free to users at any of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library locations.
 
Held in Margaret Linsley Clayton Community Room


Saturday, May 6
May 2017 Monthly Meeting  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Florida History and Genealogy Library, 2-West, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Join us for our annual May Day! May Day! meeting where you will be able to discuss research resources and strategies in different areas of the U.S. and abroad with experts and librarians in our excellent Florida History and Genealogy Library.


Thursday, May 11
Online Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596-6204
Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest and Fold3.
 
Held in Room 5 - Computer Lab


Saturday, May 20
Tampa‚Äôs Historic Newspaper: A Celebration of the Tampa Tribune  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
10:30 am
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida

Join the Florida History and Genealogy Library and special guests to reflect on the history and legacy of The Tampa Tribune (1895-2016). The newspaper played an integral role in documenting the local community.

Panel guests include:

  • Steve Otto - Columnist
  • Ken Koehn - Former Managing Editor
  • Rob Shaw - Former Reporter & Editor
  • Kim MacCormack - Former Entertainment Editor
  • Wendy Whitt - Journalist & Educator (USF Tampa) 
Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library.
 
Held in 2W - Florida History and Genealogy Library



Saturday, June 3
June 2017 Monthly Meeting  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 am
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Speaker and topic to be announced.


Monday, June 5
Family Search Database  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd., W. Lutz, FL 33548-7220
Learn about this free family history database -  Family Search.  The presenter will give you useful tips about this database.   
Presented by Kelly Whitelock. Tampa Bay Roots
 
Held in Community Room 
 


Monday, June 5
Introduction to Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
Want to take up genealogy but don’t know where to start?  This beginner’s class gives attendees the tools to get started and strategies to succeed with family research.
 
Held in Computer Lab 


Wednesday, June 7
Online Immigration Records  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Dr. Brandon, FL 33511-5972
Immigration records can offer crucial details about your family history. Using primarily Ancestry Library Edition, discover online passenger lists, then search for passports and naturalization documents to learn more about their lives once they arrived. Several other websites will be explored.
 
Held in Margaret Linsley Clayton Community Room


Thursday, June 8
Online Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596-6204
Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest and Fold3.
 
Held in Room 5 - Computer Lab


Online Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596-6204
Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest and Fold3.
 
Held in Room 5 - Computer Lab


Friday, June 16
Ancestry Library Edition for Beginners  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
Get started learning the many facets of this popular genealogy database. Ancestry Library Edition is free to users at any of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library locations.
 
Held in Computer Lab



Saturday, July 1
July 2017 Monthly Meeting  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 am
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Speaker and topic to be announced.


Monday, July 3
Ancestry Library Edition for Beginners  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
Get started learning the many facets of this popular genealogy database. Ancestry Library Edition is free to users at any of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library locations.
 
Held in Community Room


Wednesday, July 5
Online Military Records  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Dr. Brandon, FL 33511-5972
Learn how to effectively search US military records in databases including Ancestry Library Edition and Fold3. Many records, stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served are available online.
 
Held in Margaret Linsley Clayton Community Room


Monday, July 10
Ancestry Database  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd., W. Lutz, FL 33548-7220
Learn about the database Ancestry.  The presenter will give you useful tips about this database.   
Presented by Kelly Whitelock. Tampa Bay Roots
 
Held in Community Room 
 


Thursday, July 13
Online Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596-6204
Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest and Fold3.
 
Held in Room 5 - Computer Lab


Saturday, July 15
Photo Identification for Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
10:15 am to 11:15 am
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Learn to recognize the styles of the times, physical formats, and details in photos that help us determine photograph age and ancestor identity.  Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library.
 
Held on 2 West - Florida History & Genealogy


Friday, July 21
Introduction to Genealogy  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903
Want to take up genealogy but don’t know where to start?  This beginner’s class gives attendees the tools to get started and strategies to succeed with family research.
 
Held in Computer Lab 



Saturday, August 5
August Monthly Meeting  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Join us at our monthly meeting on March 11th when George G. Morgan will present a program titled "Laying Out the Clues in Funeral Home Records" in which he will share the vast amount of genealogical information to be found in funeral home and mortuary records.



Saturday, September 2
September 2017 Monthly Meeting  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Speaker and topic to be announced.


Wednesday, September 13
Burgerts & Beyond: New Perspectives On Historic Photographs  (Tampa-Hillsborough Library )
10:30 am
USF Tampa Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620

The Burgert Brothers Studio photographs widely exhibited throughout the community have become synonymous with Tampa history. The Burgert Brothers Studio has left us a vivid record of Florida’s culture. Join USF Contemporary Art Museum curator Noel Smith and USF Special Collections librarian Andy Huse for a fun romp through Tampa’s history featuring new perspectives on these historic photographs. This presentation is part of the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Burgert Brothers Studio. 

In partnership with USF Libraries.

Held in USF Tampa Library Grace Allen Room (4th Floor)




Saturday, October 7
FGS Annual Fall Seminar 2017  (FGS Annual Fall Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, Florida
Join us for our annual Fall Seminar when our speaker will be David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, Utah. He will present the following topics:
  • Using All the Features of FamilySearch 

  • Irish Immigration (in-bound, U.S. Sources) 

  • Proven Research Strategies that Transcend Geo-Political Boundaries 

  • Record Collections at FamilySearch – Tips and Tricks for Effective Searches

Detailed desriptions of the presentation topics and about reservations will be announced on our website and here soon. You will not want to miss this exciting all-day event!



Saturday, November 4
November 2017 Monthly Meeting  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Speaker and topic to be announced.



Saturday, December 2
December 2017 Monthly Meeting and Holiday Party  (FGS Tampa Monthly Meetings)
To Be Announced
Join us for our annual holiday party! Time, location, and details will be announced in Fall 2017.