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December 2018

Conversations with Kenyatta (FGS Meeting)

December 13 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am 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, 2019 @ 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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Irish Genealogy Seminar (Nearby Society Event)

March 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602-2849 United States
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Join us for a day of Irish genealogy research tips and tricks as we welcome Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation for an all day seminar. Topics cover all of Ireland and research challenges we face in tracing our Irish ancestors. This is the only stop in Florida for these recognized ... Read more

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April 2019

Staying Safe Using Social Media (FGS Meeting)

April 6, 2019 @ 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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This month Thomas MacEntee joins us with for a discussion on best practices to effectively use social media site such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ while still protecting their privacy. Program description - Are you hesitant to use popular social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter or even Pinterest and share your genealogy research ... Read more

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May 2019

Researching in Archives (FGS Meeting)

May 4, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

Monthly Meeting (FGS Meeting)

June 1, 2019 @ 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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Topic and Speaker - TBD

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July 2019

Planning a Very Successful Genealogical Trip (FGS Meeting)

July 6, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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September 2019

Introduction to GedMatch (FGS Meeting)

September 7, 2019 @ 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 ... Read more

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October 2019

Annual Fall Seminar (FGS Annual Seminar)

October 5, 2019 @ 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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Topic and Speaker - TBD

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November 2019

Monthly Meeting (FGS Meeting)

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Topic and Speaker - TBD

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December 2019

Annual Holiday Brunch and Show & Tell (FGS Meeting)

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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December 2018

Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell (FGS Meeting)

December 1 @ 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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October 2018

Annual Fall Seminar (FGS Annual Seminar)

October 6 @ 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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September 2018

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

September 1 @ 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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August 2018

Facebook & Genealogy (FGS Meeting)

August 4 @ 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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Over the decades genealogists have communicated with fellow researchers using whatever tools were available, from newsletter queries to online message boards. Enter the 21st century and 'social media'! Learn tips and techniques to use the newest genealogical tool -- Facebook -- from document translations to research questions to connecting with family. Michelle will show you ... Read more

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July 2018

How to Clear the Mess On Your Desk (FGS Meeting)

July 7 @ 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 the month for a discussion on organizing your genealogy research by Kelli Bergheimer.  Kelli Bergheimer is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker. Kelli holds a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master’s in Business Management. Kelli is a math and science supervising editor for Smart Education—a K-12 textbook company ... Read more

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February 2018

FGS at the State Fair (Volunteer Event)

February 10 - February 18
Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301
Tampa, FL 33610 United States
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This year we have the wonderful opportunity to share our love of genealogy with others through our booth set up at the Florida State Fair grounds. We will have computers set up to engage in live demos with our visitors, as well as have wonderful treats for children and adults alike including a raffle prize ... Read more

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