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May 2020

DNA Searching – How Modern DNA Testing Helps Locate Biological Family and Health Information (FGS Meeting)

May 2 @ 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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What do you do when the paper trail on your family ends, but you still have unanswered questions? What if you have no way to access information on ancestors because of the laws surrounding an adoption, an ancestor never knew their father, or was a passenger on an orphan train? Many genealogical questions that once ...

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FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

May 2 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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FGS Tampa is offering a DNA Special Interest Group.  Over the next four months we are pleased to have Jean Sanner present information on how to work with DNA results.  She will cover foundational concepts of DNA testing for genealogy and specifically autosomal tests. If you are intimidated by the test results or if you don't ...

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June 2020

FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

June 6 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
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John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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FGS Tampa is offering a DNA Special Interest Group.  Over the next four months we are pleased to have Jean Sanner present information on how to work with DNA results.  She will cover foundational concepts of DNA testing for genealogy and specifically autosomal tests. If you are intimidated by the test results or if you don't ...

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Getting The Most Out of Ancestry (FGS Meeting)

June 6 @ 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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Ancestry has more than 24 billion records, more than 16 million people who have DNA tested, and more than 100 million family trees.  There Is also a suite of family tree building and discovery tools.  Join Crista Cowan for a look at some tips and tricks for getting the most out of all of the ...

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July 2020

We Will Remember Them: Keys to find your ancestor in U.S. Military Records (FGS Meeting)

July 11 @ 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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Almost every family, in one generation or another, can find one member or perhaps more, who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Military records provide not only genealogical information, but they can provide the Family Historian a glimpse into their ancestor’s life while serving in the Military.   **Note this ...

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August 2020

How to Reopen and Work a Genealogy Cold Case (FGS Meeting)

August 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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Lisa Louise Cooke

Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting edge technology.

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November 2020

Ask The Wife! A DNA Analysis Strategy (FGS Meeting)

November 7 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Diahann Southard

With the advent of autosomal DNA testing, women were catapulted into the limelight, no longer needing to rely so heavily on the men in their life to spit or swab. This lecture will focus on all things female from mtDNA, XDNA, and especially how to use the wives of your ancestors to help identify your ...

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January 2021

Getting Ready to Write (FGS Meeting)

January 9, 2021 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Writing your family history stories can be an overwhelming task.  Many family historians just don’t know where to start. In this one-hour presentation, Lynn will get you ready to write. Attendees will learn how to organize their research, their workflow, and their environment to become an efficient and productive writer.  Participants learn what kind of ...

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April 2020

Photo Detective Roadshow (FGS Meeting)

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Maureen Taylor

Due to COVID-19 we are hosting this meeting as a webinar.  Click here to register for the webinar.  We are having our entire meeting, including the DNA Special Interest Group, via the webinar.  Here is the schedule: 10:00 - 10:15 - Opening remarks and general society news 10:15 - 10:45 - DNA Special Interest Group ...

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FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

April 4 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Due to COVID-19 we are hosting this meeting as a webinar.  Click here to register for the webinar.  We are having our entire meeting, including the DNA Special Interest Group, via the webinar.  Here is the schedule: 10:00 - 10:15 - Opening remarks and general society news 10:15 - 10:45 - DNA Special Interest Group ...

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March 2020

The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready? (FGS Meeting)

March 7 @ 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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Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data ...

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FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA (FGS Special Interest Group)

March 7 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am EST
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An event every month that begins at 10:15 am on day First of the month, happening 4 times

John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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FGS Tampa is offering a DNA Special Interest Group.  Over the next four months we are pleased to have Jean Sanner present information on how to work with DNA results.  She will cover foundational concepts of DNA testing for genealogy and specifically autosomal tests. If you are intimidated by the test results or if you don't ...

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February 2020

FGS at the State Fair … (Volunteer Event)

February 6 - February 16
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 ...

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Using AncestryDNA Today (FGS Meeting)

February 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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AncestryDNA continues to add new tools to help with matching other testers, categorizing the matches into groups, and discovering the right relationships. This presentation focuses on how to use the latest AncestryDNA tools (ThruLines, groups, etc.) to identify relatives near and distant. We will be meeting on 2E of the main library building.

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January 2020

Immigration — Which Port? When? Why? From Where? (FGS Meeting)

January 4 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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moughty-donna

Unless your ancestors were Native Americans, they were immigrants and as genealogists and family historians, we want to find a record of their arrival. Our success depends on the time frame and what we already know about our ancestor. This lecture will put into perspective what records are available and the likelihood of finding an ...

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December 2019

Annual Holiday Brunch and Show & Tell (FGS Meeting)

December 7, 2019 @ 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 3rd Annual Holiday Party and Show & Tell.  We will be hosting a catered brunch from Cracker Barrel for your pleasure, so come prepared in festive attire, appetite, and an interesting story to share. As our festive occasion also falls on the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Rue Lynn ...

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November 2019

Researching Women – Community Cookbooks and What They Tell Us About Our Ancestors (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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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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October 2019

Discovery to Story Telling with Kenyatta Berry (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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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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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 ...

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August 2019

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

August 3, 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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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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