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Pinellas Genealogy Society
Annual Seminar

Featured Speakers:

Sharon Tate Moody
Drew Smith
George G. Morgan
 Donna Moughty


Saturday,  January 28, 2006  8:15-3:30

Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, Florida 33771

Contact information: PGS email or Mercedes Bleattler at 727-587-6748.
  Printable online registration form available at


8:15 Registration with Coffee and Breakfast Rolls Available
8:45 Welcome
9:00 Sharon Tate Moody- “In the Wilderness and on the Battlefield: A Reality Check of Your Ancestors’ Civil War Service”
10:00 Break
10:15 Drew Smith- “Dear Genealogy Diary: Today I Made a Great Discovery (Online Research Logs)
11:15 Break
11:30 George G. Morgan-“Bits about Obits: Reading Between the Lines”
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Donna Moughty- “Ireland’s Church Records”

Four-Speaker Forum- Open Table Discussion:
    Suggested Topics as relating to Speakers areas of Expertise:
        British Research, Southern Research, Immigration Strategies And Technology.

3:30 Closing Remarks
3:45 Tour of Largo Library Genealogy Center (Optional)
Cost: $30 Registration Includes:

Five Lectures, Catered Lunch, Syllabus, Door Prizes and more.


P.G.A. Book Sale and Fund Raising Table will be selling items again this year.


Speaker Bios

Drew Smith

President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), Director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Director of the Florida Genealogical Society, Tampa, FL, Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), National

Genealogical Society (NGS), the Society of Genealogists, and more than 20 other genealogical and historical (U.K.), and more societies worldwide.

Drew Smith has lived in Tampa since 1990 and has been an instructor with the USF School of Library and Information Science since 1994.  He teaches a graduate course in genealogical librarianship, and undergraduate courses in web page design and library/Internet research.  He is a board member both for the national Federation of Genealogical Societies and for the

Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa.  He is a regular columnist for the

quarterly magazine, Genealogical Computing.  He was the technical editor for George G. Morgan's book, How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy, published in 2004 by McGraw-Hill.  He is a member of the National Genealogical Society, The Genealogical Speakers Guild, the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and the Association of Professional Genealogists." He and George Morgan currently discuss genealogy online at “The Genealogy Guys Podcast”, available at



Sharon Tate Moody

What do you get when you combine a deep appreciation for history and genealogy, twenty-eight years of law enforcement investigative experience, a sense of humor, and a love for genealogy? You get Sharon Tate Moody's dynamic and humorous approach to hunting ancestors who don't want to be found. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and vice president of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her column, Heritage Hunting, appears weekly in the Tampa Tribune. She is the immediate past president of the Georgia Genealogical Society, former editor of the society's newsletter, and a founding trustee of the Friends of the Georgia Archives.


Donna Moughty

A former Regional Education Sales Manager for a national technology company, and now a Professional Genealogist, Donna has been conducting family research for over 15 years.  She teaches classes for beginners and lectures on a variety of subjects including Internet and Irish research as well as computer topics. Donna has attended multiple NGS, FGS Conferences and participated in the Irish Genealogical Congress in 1997 and 2001. She received a Certificate from the National Institute on Genealogical Research in 1999 and the Salt Lake Institute (Irish) in 2004. Donna is Treasurer of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a member of NGS, APG, and other local and international genealogical societies.  In addition, she serves as President of the Middlesex Genealogical Society and an FGS Delegate.


George G. Morgan

George Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. a Florida-based company that teaches workshops for library cooperatives and consortia. He has developed distance education materials for the Internet and teaches three online workshops for His extremely popular weekly genealogy column, "Along Those Lines…” appears each Friday at as well as in the Ancestry Daily News. The column received Genealogy Today's "Best of the Web 2001" award. He has published numerous books; "The Genealogy Forum on America Online:  The Official User's Guide", "Your Family Reunion:  How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It", and "How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy". He is currently the president of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, a director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, a director of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa), and belongs to numerous genealogy societies. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Society of Genealogists (SoG) in the U.K. Along with Drew Smith he discusses genealogy online at


Registration Fees- $30 per person-
(Only registrations received prior to Jan. 7, 2006 will be guaranteed their choice of lunch.)

Please make check payable to:

Pinellas Genealogy Society and mail to-

120 Central Park Dr
Largo, Florida 33771


Annual Society Memberships are:

$17 per member or $25 for two people at same address.

You may include your annual membership dues in your seminar registration.

Please enclose a SASE for confirmation of your payment and registration.

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Registration Form







Sandwich and Salad Lunch – Please choose type of sandwich:

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