HCPLC Event

9th Annual Family Heritage Festival

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Celebrate the 9th Annual Family Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 28 with library staff and genealogy experts.

Your Immigrant Ancestor: A Genealogy Workshop

They Came with Hope. Join us for a genealogy workshop at the John F. Germany Public Library Auditorium with Rue Lynn Galbraith, Secretary of the Florida Genealogical Society. Learn to solve the mysteries of immigration in your family history using resources available in the library and those that can be found online!

Free

Genealogy & Genetic Testing

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL, United States

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 in family research. There'll also be discussion on the various genetic testing sites available and the pros and cons of such searches.

5th Annual Family Heritage Festival

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Join the Florida History & Genealogy Library as we host the 5th Annual Family Heritage Festival. Participate in Genealogy activities that include presentations by nationally known genealogy experts and visits with local history & genealogy societies. Topics will include: Deciphering Vital Records, Bounty Land, Probate Records, New DNA Tools and African & European Indentureships and Escheatment ...

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Genealogy: Military Records

Lutz Branch Library 101 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., W., Lutz, FL, United States

Lean what and where to find information on your ancestor's military records to help with your family history research.   Presented by Kelly Whitelock - Tampa Bay Roots.

Online Genealogy

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL, United States

Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition, MyHeritage and Fold3.

Intro to Genealogy & Genetic Testing

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL, United States

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 in family research. There'll also be discussion on the various genetic testing sites available and the pros and cons of such searches.

Family Heritage Festival

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Join the Florida History and Genealogy Library as they host the 4th Annual Family Heritage Festival.  Participate in varied genealogical activities including presentations by nationally known genealogy experts and visit with local history and genealogical societies. Topics will include DNA, city directories, MyHeritiage and learning about the newly renamed Fortune Taylor Bridge (formerly Laurel Street ...

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Land Records for Genealogy

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Residences and places of business are an important part of family history. Discover how city directories, Sanborn maps, and photos can assist you in tracking land records, and learn how to find those records once you get to the county courthouse. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library joins the City of Tampa in celebration of Archives Awareness ...

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The History of Seminole Heights

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Seminole Heights is one of Tampa’s most iconic neighborhoods. This area is well-known for an eclectic mix of early 20th century Craftsman bungalows, historic buildings, and modern businesses. Learn more about this fascinating area from the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library joins the City of Tampa in celebration of Archives Awareness ...

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Advanced Military Records for Genealogy

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Learn about the wide variety of military records and how to access them in order to learn more about your patriotic ancestors.

Remembering the USCGC Tampa

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

The story of the USCGC Tampa is more than that of a Coast Guard Cutter which was torpedoed and sunk by a WWI German submarine.  As a result of this attack, all the ship’s 131 crew members, including 24 Tampians, tragically lost their lives.  Join expert Nancy Turner as she recounts the history of the ...

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Finding Cousins & Ancestors Using DNA Testing

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Autosomal DNA test results contain information that can be used to identify relatives. Drew Smith explains how to interpret the results and make successful contact with matches.

Before You Test: DNA Basics You Need to Know

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Drew Smith shares tips on avoiding wasting time and money by learning which type of DNA test to take and exactly what you can expect to get as a result