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October 2018

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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July 2018

Land Records for Genealogy (HCPLC Event)

July 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Residences and places of business are an important part of family history. Discover how city directories, Sanborn maps, and photos can assist you in tracking land records, and learn how to find those records once you get to the county courthouse. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library joins the City of Tampa in celebration of Archives Awareness ... Read more

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The History of Seminole Heights (HCPLC Event)

July 21, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Seminole Heights is one of Tampa’s most iconic neighborhoods. This area is well-known for an eclectic mix of early 20th century Craftsman bungalows, historic buildings, and modern businesses. Learn more about this fascinating area from the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library joins the City of Tampa in celebration of Archives Awareness ... Read more

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May 2018

Advanced Military Records for Genealogy (HCPLC Event)

May 19, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Learn about the wide variety of military records and how to access them in order to learn more about your patriotic ancestors.

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Remembering the USCGC Tampa (HCPLC Event)

May 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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The story of the USCGC Tampa is more than that of a Coast Guard Cutter which was torpedoed and sunk by a WWI German submarine.  As a result of this attack, all the ship’s 131 crew members, including 24 Tampians, tragically lost their lives.  Join expert Nancy Turner as she recounts the history of the ... Read more

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April 2018

Finding Cousins & Ancestors Using DNA Testing (HCPLC Event)

April 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Autosomal DNA test results contain information that can be used to identify relatives. Drew Smith explains how to interpret the results and make successful contact with matches.

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Before You Test: DNA Basics You Need to Know (HCPLC Event)

April 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm EDT
John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Drew Smith shares tips on avoiding wasting time and money by learning which type of DNA test to take and exactly what you can expect to get as a result

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