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August 2019

Little Known and Rarely Used Google Resources and Search Tips (FGS Meeting)

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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FGS welcomes Katherine R. Willson as she provides us with her insight and knowledge on improving our search techniques with her presentation: Little Known and Rarely Used Google Resources and Search Tips. Many genealogists barely scratch the surface of what Google has to offer.  This presentation offers tips & techniques for doing more efficient research ...

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Intro to Genealogy & Genetic Testing (HCPLC Event)

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Want to take up genealogy but don't know where to start? This beginner's class gives attendees the tools to get started and strategies to succeed in family research. There'll also be discussion on the various genetic testing sites available and the pros and cons of such searches.

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Online Genealogy (HCPLC Event)

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave.
Valrico, FL 33596 United States
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Begin your family history research using Ancestry Library Edition, MyHeritage and Fold3.

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Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society: Research Help and Monthly Meeting (Nearby Society Event)

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Tampa Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)

The Tampa Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) strives to preserve African-ancestral family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community.  AAHGS members promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members ...

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Genealogy: Military Records (HCPLC Event)

August 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., W.
Lutz, FL 33548 United States
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Lean what and where to find information on your ancestor's military records to help with your family history research.   Presented by Kelly Whitelock - Tampa Bay Roots.

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Intro to Genealogy & Genetic Testing (Nearby Society Event)

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Want to take up genealogy but don't know where to start? This beginner's class gives attendees the tools to get started and strategies to succeed in family research. There'll also be discussion on the various genetic testing sites available and the pros and cons of such searches.

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September 2019

Introduction to GedMatch (FGS Meeting)

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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You completed your DNA testing and discovered the matches available on your testing company's site, now learn how to expand your DNA matches.  Drew Smith provides an instructive tutorial on how you can broaden your DNA reach. Program description - GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies ...

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October 2019

Discovery to Story Telling with Kenyatta Berry (FGS Annual Seminar)

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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The Florida Genealogical Society – Tampa welcomes back Kenyatta Berry as our guest speaker for the 61st Annual Fall Seminar. Please mark your calendars and register for this exceptional day of learning and sharing with another prominent member of the genealogical community. We look forward to see you there. — Your FGS-Tampa Board

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5th Annual Family Heritage Festival (HCPLC Event)

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join the Florida History & Genealogy Library as we host the 5th Annual Family Heritage Festival. Participate in Genealogy activities that include presentations by nationally known genealogy experts and visits with local history & genealogy societies. Topics will include: Deciphering Vital Records, Bounty Land, Probate Records, New DNA Tools and African & European Indentureships and Escheatment ...

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November 2019

Researching Women – Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors (FGS Meeting)

November 2 @ 11:00 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Gena Philibert Ortega returns to FGS - Tampa in time for the start of the holidays full of family reunions and food.  So what better way to kick-off the season than with a presentation on how community cookbooks can aid our research. Community cookbooks, commonly known as fundraising cookbooks with the plastic comb binding, have ...

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