The Family History Story Map – Plotting Your Ancestor’s Story

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

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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Planning a Very Successful Genealogical Trip

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

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. Regardless of whether you're going to the library or heading out on a ...

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Little Known and Rarely Used Google Resources and Search Tips

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

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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Introduction to GedMatch

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

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. GEDmatch is a free website that allows uploading raw DNA data from DNA testing companies so that the ...

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Discovery to Story Telling with Kenyatta Berry

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL, United States

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

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

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

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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Immigration — Which Port? When? Why? From Where?

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

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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Using AncestryDNA Today

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

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.

The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready?

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

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

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

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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Photo Detective Roadshow

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

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

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

Webinar

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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FGS Tampa Special Interest Group – DNA

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

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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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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