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May 2019

Where the Records are, a Document waits for you! (FGS Meeting)

May 4 @ 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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People are acquainted with the websites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, Find My Past and others used for genealogical research. However, additional online resources are available to those who are researching their Family Tree - the State Archives.  Rue Lynn will present how to use State Archives and Libraries, the treasures that can be found in ...

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June 2019

The Family History Story Map – Plotting Your Ancestor’s Story (FGS Meeting)

June 1 @ 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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Join FGS as we welcome Lynn Palermo, from The Family History Writing Studio, in this one-hour presentation thatwill provide you with the tools and knowledge to plan your first family history story. Learn how to outline an account of your ancestor’s life using the Family History Story Map. With this map in hand, combined with ...

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July 2019

Planning a Very Successful Genealogical Trip (FGS Meeting)

July 6 @ 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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Before you head out on your next genealogy research trip, let George G. Morgan help you make it a success. George's presentation will help you maximize your research time the way professionals do it, and return home with a genealogical treasure trove. Program description - Regardless of whether you're going to the library or heading ...

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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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