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

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

**Note this meeting is not our typical first Saturday of the month due to the 4th of July holiday. 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 ...

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How to Reopen and Work a Genealogy Cold Case

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

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. Webinar Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2015951675709/WN_GSXxxzbySP2E8ncNdbctqA  

Using DNA Painter to Map Your DNA

DNA Painter is an easy-to-use third-party tool that enables you to assign segments of DNA shared with cousins to a map of your chromosomes. Together we’ll look at this powerful new tool, and how you can use it in your research. We are continuing to met via webinar.  Make sure to register -- use this ...

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Ask The Wife! A DNA Analysis Strategy

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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Getting Ready to Write

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

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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“Who Lived Next Door?” Using the FAN Club in Your Research

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Program Description By researching our ancestors’ Friends, Associates and Neighbors (their “FAN club”) we can learn a lot more about their lives and break down brick walls that we may have been working on for quite some time. In this lecture, Cari Taplin will explain the FAN club principle or cluster genealogy, as set forth ...

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Reading and Transcribing American Colonial Handwriting

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

As we continue to provide our normal meetings, just in a virtual environment, we will follow this program: 10:00 - 10:15 - Opening remarks and general society news10:15 - 10:45 - DNA Special Interest Group10:45 - 10:55 - Break10:55 - 11:00 - Door prize, recap general society news 11:00 - 12:00 - Featured speaker - Janice ...

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Researching Military Records at the National Archives

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Program Description The National Archives and Records Repository System has a plethora of records relating to veterans and their military service. Whether you are researching records at the National Archives in Washington D.C., the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, or regional archives, Tina has boots-on-the- ground experience in each location and offers tips and tricks ...

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Researching an Ancestors Death through Obituaries and Other Notices

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Hybrid Meeting - in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogical Library and via webinar. Program Description An obituary is one of the prized finds for researchers but how do you find them? Those elusive articles and notices printed in newspapers can be near impossible if you don't know where to ...

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Staying Out of Trouble – The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Hybrid Meeting - in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogical Library and via webinar. Program Description As genealogists and researchers, we must understand today's laws as much as yesterday's. Modern law impacts our rights as researchers—rights of access to vital records, to information, and to places where information can be ...

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Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information & Evidence

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Hybrid Meeting -- In person in the Florida History and Genealogy Library's Beech Conference on the 4th Floor of the John F. Germany Library and virtually via Zoom. Program Description Genealogists consult numerous sources in their quest for reliable research answers. It’s tempting to take what we find at face value, but sources are not ...

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Finding Your Family in Canada

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Hybrid Meeting -- In person in the Florida History and Genealogy Library's Beech Conference on the 4th Floor of the John F. Germany Library and virtually via Zoom. Lisa Alzo is unable to speak this Saturday due to a death in the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with Lisa and her family. Micheal Leclerc ...

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An NGSQ Case Study: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Program Description This lecture is based on a case study that was the lead article in the June 2020 edition of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. The speaker will provide information needed to make sound decisions on when DNA tests can or should be used in genealogical research, and how to meet the DNA-specific genealogy ...

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No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL, United States

Description: Family history is so much more than just names, dates, and places, or boxes, lines, and charts. For 21st century genealogists, it is easy to limit our research to the documents or other facts we find online, or to what others tell us to be true. Learn how to take your research a step ...

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