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September 2018

The Plant System of Railroads, Steamships and Hotels (FGS Meeting)

September 1, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Speaker: Heather Trubee Brown   As always, our meetings are open to the public and start at 10:15 with a group discussion oriented to assist with solving your issues and helping to breaking down your brick walls. Heather’s presentation will begin at 11:00am.

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October 2018

Annual Fall Seminar (FGS Annual Seminar)

October 6, 2018 @ 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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Join us as we go "Back to the Future" for our 60th Anniversary seminar and look at today's and tomorrow's relevant topics in family history and genealogy studies. This event is now SOLD OUT. CeCe Moore CeCe Moore is an independent professional genetic genealogist and media consultant who is considered an innovator in the use ... Read more

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Family Heritage Festival (HCPLC Event)

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join the Florida History and Genealogy Library as they host the 4th Annual Family Heritage Festival.  Participate in varied genealogical activities including presentations by nationally known genealogy experts and visit with local history and genealogical societies. Topics will include DNA, city directories, MyHeritiage and learning about the newly renamed Fortune Taylor Bridge (formerly Laurel Street ... Read more

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November 2018

Land Records for Genealogy (FGS Meeting)

November 3, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join us on November 3rd to better understand the use and applicability of land records to further your research.   Janet Bergeron shares her vast knowledge and experience using these records to uncover no only familial tie, but also the historical context of their lives. Our monthly meetings are open to the public; all are welcome! ... Read more

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December 2018

Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell (FGS Meeting)

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Let’s begin the holiday season with our Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell.  We will be hosting a catered brunch for your pleasure, so come prepared in festive attire, appetite, and an interesting story to share. Please RSVP by Monday, 26 Nov 2018, so we can properly order our food.

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Conversations with Kenyatta (FGS Meeting)

December 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Kenyatta Berry, a co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, is coming to Tampa for one night to discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy.   Our president, Tammy Patascher, will interview Kenyatta about her book, her passion for family history and ... Read more

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January 2019

Living with Legal Lingo (FGS Meeting)

January 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Join us as we start the new year with renewed lecturer and genealogist, Judy Russell, as she explains many of the legal terms, meanings, and implications of the legal language in our family records. Here is the description of this presentation from her lecture offerings: The language of the law is part Greek, part French, ... Read more

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February 2019

Maintaining an Organized Computer (FGS Meeting)

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This month we invite you to join us as we welcome Cyndi Ingle for a presentation aimed to help everyone better manage their computer files and records. Program description: Files here, programs there, lost bits and bytes everywhere. Are you tired of searching your computer fruitlessly? Frustrated when you can't find the notes you created ... Read more

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Meet Family Tree Maker (FGS Meeting)

February 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Come meet Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador!  Learn new ways to use this leading genealogical database tool, get a glimpse of what coming in future releases, and ask questions. Can’t make it in this Tuesday morning?  They will also be at our booth at the Florida State Fair!

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March 2019

What Did you Do in the War, Granny? – Women in the Army in World War II (FGS Meeting)

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Over 150,000 women served in the Army in World War II. Women’s military service in this time period helped change expectations and perceptions about women’s role outside the home. Learn about their pioneering wartime service and how to find records for the women in your family who served.  

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