Events

Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your Research

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

Description In-depth and difficult research tasks create large amounts of data to compare and analyze. Discover analysis methods using tables and timelines to solve problems. Topics included: Agenda Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone): 10:00 - 10:15 - Greetings and sign-in (in-person) 10:15 - 10:25 - Opening remarks and society news ...

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Finding Your Ancestors’ Locations

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

Description Where did your ancestors come from?  Where did they disappear to?  Although finding locations can be the key to following our ancestors back in time, we often slam up against brick walls.  In this talk we'll explore practical strategies for tracking down our ancestors' whereabouts by using collateral research, gazetteers, the law, image searches, ...

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Saving Our Legacy

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

Description As part of Estate Planning, genealogists should plan what will happen to their research once they have died. Have you planned for your research? Planning now will ensure the years and money will not end up in the landfill at your death but will be passed to future generations. Agenda Below is the event ...

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Proving Your Pedigree: Achieving Proof at Every Generation

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

Description A chain is only as strong as its weakest link! Learn to prove each generation in an ancestral line using the Genealogical Proof Standard, and when and how to use DNA data in the process. Agenda Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone): 10:00 - 10:15 - Greetings and sign-in (in-person) ...

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Tackling a Research Project

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

Description Do you want to research your great-grandma? Great! Now what? After you spend time looking online what do you do next? It’s easy to hit a brick wall and not know what to do. Tackling a research project is so much more than entering names into a database. Learn more about planning, creating, and ...

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USCT Civil War Widows Pension Records Tell the Story 

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

Description Explore the challenges faced by widows and/or former slave descendants of soldiers in the United States Colored Troops Widows' Pension Applications. Agenda Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone): 10:00 - 10:15 - Greetings and sign-in (in-person) 10:15 - 10:25 - Opening remarks and society news 10:25 - 10:50 - DNA ...

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Keys to Writing an Engaging Family History

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

Description One of the best ways to preserve and share the work you’ve done on your ancestry is to write a genealogy book. Remember, though, that family history is more than just names, dates, and places. Two keys to stimulating reader interest and connection are stories and images. Learn how to write compelling stories with ...

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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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