Events

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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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Evidence: Direct, Indirect, or Negative? It Depends!  (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description We are all looking for answers to our genealogy questions. Our question will determine the type of evidence we find in our sources. Do you know the difference between Direct, Indirect, and Negative evidence? Are you confused about why it matters? In this session examples of each of the three types of evidence ...

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Digital Organization For Everyone (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description As genealogists, we are constantly seeking better ways to organize our treasures. Digital photos, scans, documents, family histories, and countless other items accumulate on our phones, computers, tablets, and other devices - how can we be expected to know what to do with it all!? In this session, we will explore best practices towards digital organization, with a specific focus on the ...

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Finding Your Family in Canada (FGS Meeting)

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

Hybrid Meeting -- In person in the Florida History and Genealogy Library's Beech Conference on the 4th Floor of the John F. Germany Library and virtually via Zoom. Lisa Alzo is unable to speak this Saturday due to a death in the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with Lisa and her family. Micheal Leclerc ...

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Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information & Evidence (FGS Meeting)

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

Hybrid Meeting -- In person in the Florida History and Genealogy Library's Beech Conference on the 4th Floor of the John F. Germany Library and virtually via Zoom. Program Description Genealogists consult numerous sources in their quest for reliable research answers. It’s tempting to take what we find at face value, but sources are not ...

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The VGS 22nd Annual Family History Seminar (Nearby Society Event)

The Villages Genealogical Society welcomes Cyndi Ingle ... Seminar Topics: Cyndi's List in PracticeSometimes overwhelming to beginners and sometimes underused by veterans, Cyndi's List is a research tool that is robust with resources helpful in everyone's research. Using specific eamples for beginners, as well as more advanced researchers, we will explore the site and point out how ...

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Staying Out of Trouble – The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists (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 As genealogists and researchers, we must understand today's laws as much as yesterday's. Modern law impacts our rights as researchers—rights of access to vital records, to information, and to places where information can be ...

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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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