Events

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

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 found. And it impacts our responsibilities, as well, particularly the need to respect another's copyright.

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

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

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 created equal, and the information they provide is not always what it seems. Anyone can master the basic concepts of sources, information, and evidence; and anyone can learn ...

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No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description Family history is so much more than just names, dates, and places, or boxes, lines, and charts. For 21st century genealogists, it is easy to limit our research to the documents or other facts we find online, or to what others tell us to be true. Learn how to take your research a ...

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FGS Monthly Meeting – June (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description Welcome to June! Our monthly meeting is still in planning. Watch here for more details.

FGS Monthly Meeting – July (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description Summer is upon us and its time for another FGS meeting. Speaker and program still being finalized.

FGS Monthly Meeting – August (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description The dog days of summer start in earnest, but we're here for another monthly meeting. Speaker to be determined.

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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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FGS Monthly Meeting – September (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description Our September meeting is pushed to the 2d Saturday to avoid the Labor Day weekend. Scheduling speaker.

An NGSQ Case Study: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition (FGS Meeting)

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

Program Description This lecture is based on a case study that was the lead article in the June 2020 edition of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. The speaker will provide information needed to make sound decisions on when DNA tests can or should be used in genealogical research, and how to meet the DNA-specific genealogy ...

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