Florida State Genealogy Society 26th Annual Conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida, November 15-16, 2002!
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|Bob Bryan chats with PGS President and member B. E. Shorey as they man the Registration Desk.|
|Florida State Genealogical Society President Pam Cooper opens the 26th Annual Conference at the downtown St. Petersburg Hilton.|
|Society Banners on Parade!|
|Featured speaker, Linda Woodward Geiger|
|Linda Woodward Geiger class entitled Research Procedures - Be Prepared! Also presented were Treasures among the Deeds: More than Land Descriptions, Using Tax Lists to Help Solve Genealogical Problems and An Overview of the Records at the National Archives - Southeast.|
|Speaker Lawrence Kirkwood presents his class Directing Your Society's Meetings for Success|
|The Florida Pioneer Descendant Reception was held in front of the Banquet Room.|
|Mercedes Bleattler, Gertrude Devers and Gertrude Burk enjoying genealogy chatter with other attendees.|
|Mary L. Jackson Fears (Author of Slave Ancestral Research, It's Something Else) lectured on Beginning Steps in Genealogy as well as Slave Ancestry Research.|
|Anne Osisek presented Out of the Census - Into the Bookstacks: Effective Use of Library Collections as well as Calico & Cornbread: Finding Your Female Ancestor and Fast Forward, Back to the Basics|
|Amy Larner Giroux discussed Creating Family History Web Pages and Genealogy and the World Wide Web|
|Vendors chat while classes are in session|
|Rosanne Bronick and Bette Hostettler man the PGS booth in vendor hall (three cemetery books were sold!)|
|Not pictured were Gladys Friedman Paulin (Jewish Genealogy in Florida) and Jim Powell, Jr. (Research Methodology Case Studies and Volunteers and Court House Records). Also not pictured is Pam Cooper who presented Stop the Ship! I Want to Get On! and How Accurate are Your Senses? Getting Past the Errors in Census Records.|