Events

No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors

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

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 step ...

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An NGSQ Case Study: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition

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

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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Event Series FGS Book Club -2022

FGS 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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Using Fold3.com

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

Program Description Our September meeting is pushed to the 2d Saturday to avoid the Labor Day weekend. A more in-depth tour focusing on www.Fold3.com. We will review available documents and resources, many military and governmental, digitized from the National Archives, Library of Congress, and other institutions, not previously available on-line. Also includes a tour of ...

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Conducting an Effective Oral Interview

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

Program Description Below is our itinerary for today's program: 10:00 - 10:15 - Greetings and sign-in (in-person) -- webinar will be available for greetings as well.10:15 - 10:25 - Opening remarks and society news10:25 - 10:50 - DNA Special Interest Group10:50 - 10:55 - Break10:55 - 11:00 - Door prize, recap society news 11:00 - 12:00 ...

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Bring Your Ancestors to Life on the Page

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

Program Description Family history writers are tasked with connecting their readers to their ancestors through story. Readers invest in a story when they can make an emotional bond with the character. They root for them. Something resonates with them about that ancestor, and they want to know more. To achieve this in our family history ...

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Evidence: Direct, Indirect, or Negative? It Depends! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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