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FGS Book Club (Book Club)

Program Description Rue Lynn Galbraith facilitates our next book in our book club series, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith. The book covers how to use innovative methods to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. Each chapter will provide professional advice on formatting a research strategy, understanding the details you discover, keeping careful ...

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Researching an Ancestors Death through Obituaries and Other Notices (FGS Meeting)

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

Hybrid Meeting - in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogical Library and via webinar. Program Description An obituary is one of the prized finds for researchers but how do you find them? Those elusive articles and notices printed in newspapers can be near impossible if you don't know where to ...

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Researching Military Records at the National Archives (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description The National Archives and Records Repository System has a plethora of records relating to veterans and their military service. Whether you are researching records at the National Archives in Washington D.C., the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, or regional archives, Tina has boots-on-the- ground experience in each location and offers tips and tricks ...

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FGS Tampa DNA Book Club (FGS Special Interest Group)

Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies “Chapter arrangement follows a logical sequence for those who read from front cover to back. However, each chapter stands alone. The reader can study chapters in order of preference.” Wayne, “Advanced,” xvii Section 1: Methods, Tools & Techniques Chapter 1: Lessons Learned from Triangulating a Genome Author, Jim ...

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FGS Tampa DNA Book Club (FGS Special Interest Group)

Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies “Chapter arrangement follows a logical sequence for those who read from front cover to back. However, each chapter stands alone. The reader can study chapters in order of preference.” Wayne, “Advanced,” xvii Section 1: Methods, Tools & Techniques Chapter 1: Lessons Learned from Triangulating a Genome Author, Jim ...

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Collecting, Recording, and Evaluating Research (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description When doing genealogical or historical research, all sources, especially originals but also derivatives, and authored must be completely researched and cited. The information must be analyzed, one to the other, to correlate and prove every step of the way. This presentation will illustrate the importance of not only collecting the sources, but also ...

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Claws or Clues – Scratching for the Elusive Ancestor! (FGS Meeting)

Presentation Abstract: If you are at the point in your research that you are encountering “dead ends”, you may need to stop, regroup, check where you have been and where you need to go. This lecture is designed to start the thought processes with a systematic research approach. We will discuss evidence criteria, timelines, and spreading ...

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Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting (FGS Meeting)

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

As we continue to provide our normal meetings, just in a virtual environment, we will follow this program: 10:00 - 10:15 - Opening remarks and general society news10:15 - 10:45 - DNA Special Interest Group10:45 - 10:55 - Break10:55 - 11:00 - Door prize, recap general society news 11:00 - 12:00 - Featured speaker - Janice ...

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PGS – Basic DNA Class

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

The Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS) is offering a 3-course series of classes oriented to beginners to DNA. Learn about the types of DNA tests used for genealogy and popular testing companies. We compare the benefits of each type of test and each company’s database. All our classes and meetings are free and open to the ...

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“Who Lived Next Door?” Using the FAN Club in Your Research (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description By researching our ancestors’ Friends, Associates and Neighbors (their “FAN club”) we can learn a lot more about their lives and break down brick walls that we may have been working on for quite some time. In this lecture, Cari Taplin will explain the FAN club principle or cluster genealogy, as set forth ...

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Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the “Evidence” (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn't "add up," it's time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew.  This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested.  This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research.  

Getting the Most Out of the FamilySearch Wiki (FGS Meeting)

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

The FamilySearch Wiki is a free tool for finding information about localities, record types, research topics, repositories, and research methodology. It is filled with “How to” guides to help you when using online records, records in foreign languages, records about specific countries, and tips, techniques, and methodologies. Join me to unlock the secrets of the FamilySearch Wiki.

FGS Tampa DNA Book Club (FGS Special Interest Group)

Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies “Chapter arrangement follows a logical sequence for those who read from front cover to back. However, each chapter stands alone. The reader can study chapters in order of preference.” Wayne, “Advanced,” xvii Section 1: Methods, Tools & Techniques Chapter 1: Lessons Learned from Triangulating a Genome Author, Jim ...

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