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Julia Atzeroth & her husband's tombstone. Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton, Florida.

Society Purpose:  The Society was formed to promote individual and community awareness in genealogy, family history and allied fields of study, conduct genealogical meetings, workshops and seminars, and sponsor projects to promote and preserve genealogical knowledge. For example, "Tombstone Inscriptions in Cemeteries of Manatee County, FL 1850 - 1980". See Publications for this, and other MGS material available on this website.

SUBSCRIBE to the MGS Mailing List:  click here to go to Mailing List page and follow instructions provided.  By subscribing, you will receive notices of meetings and other material of interest to researchers.

Membership: Any person with an interest in genealogy, family history or allied fields of study may become a member of the Society upon acceptance and payment of dues. Dues are currently $20 for an individual, and $25 for a family couple.  Dues can be paid at any regular membership meeting, or mailed to the Manatee Genealogical Society,  P.O. Box 1194, Bradenton, FL 34206.  Click here for membership application

Benefits of Membership: Regular meetings & workshops, publish research and general interest articles on the MGS Website, learn from other members and their experiences, and share research knowledge and methods (just to name a few).

Meetings:  Our General Meetings are usually the 1st Tuesday of the months October through May.  The location is the Auditorium of the Manatee County Central Public Library, 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West,  Bradenton,  FL 34205.

NEXT MEETING:   Tuesday - Nov.  4,  2014,  9:30am - 12 noon. The announcement Flyer for this meeting (in PDF format) can be viewed here at this link.

*      "Five Steps for First-time Researchers in the UK (and elsewhere) – Highlighting Using the Census",  presented by Susan Well. Almost everyone can find one ancestor in the United Kingdom so this talk will focus on the basics of searching in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Even if you have not found that link yet, the first steps when starting research in any ‘new’ country are the same – know the geography, find help with the language, decipher the handwriting, discover the calendar in use and determine the data sources, especially whether there is a census. The British Census is available from 1841 to 1911, and information on how to use it and where to find it will be included.


*    Computer Special Interest Group (starting about 11:15am).  The topic will be "Using Google for Genealogical Searches"

 PAST MEETINGS:  Slides or Handouts

*  Some Past Handouts and Reference Material - -  The "Immigration to North America & Naturalization"   reference material by Bryan Mulcahy can be found on our Publications page under the title Bryan Mulcahy's March 4th, 2014 Presentation by clicking here.


*  Computer Special Interest Group --  MGS Computer SIG  past presentation slides are made available by Currie Colket. You can view Currie's Computer SIG presentation slides at this link:

Issues of  Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the Manatee Genealogical Society) are posted and archived to this websiteThe archived newsletters date from 2005 to present, and are all PDF files that you can download and view with Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Go to  Publications . 


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