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Pinellas Genealogy Society
2007 Seminar


Largo Public Library – 120 Central Park Drive, Largo Fl 33771
Saturday - January 27, 2007


 Pamela J. Cooper
Genealogist, Lecturer and Librarian
Vero Beach, Florida


Contact: Mercedes Bleattler at 727-586-7410 or via email


8:00 a.m. Registration Begins – Book Sale and Fundraiser Tables Open.
Free Continental Breakfast in Jenkins Room.
8:30 a.m. Opening and Welcome.
9:00 a.m. Timing is everything! Have you timed your ancestor?
Creating a timeline for your ancestor is a very valuable research method that can open your eyes to new resources and ideas. Up to six different timeline applications will be presented: historical, family/sibling, individual, local history, land and tax. Ideas on special timelines that deal with specific subjects such as occupations will also be demonstrated. Audience interaction included.
10:00 a.m. Break – Book Sale and Fundraiser Tables open.
10:30 a.m. Military Records at the National Archives (Online and Offline).
From Bacon’s Rebellion (1626-1656) to the Vietnam War (1965-1973), some of the military records of our ancestors are available at your local library or the Internet. They come in many formats such as books, CD-ROM, Internet, microfilm or microfiche. Examples of service, pension, or draft records will be demonstrated on selected military conflicts.
11:30 a.m. Lunch – Entertainment courtesy of the SPIFFS Children’s Ensemble.
1:00 p.m. Border to border – Statewide sources/indexes.
Where was your ancestor born? “Somewhere in Pennsylvania!” Unfortunately, so many researchers only have the state where their ancestor lived, died, married or born. How do you tackle the daunting task of finding them somewhere in that state?
2:00 p.m. Break – Book Sale and Fundraiser Tables still open.
2:15 p.m. Galusha A. Grow and the Homestead Law.
Land records are an excellent resource for documenting residence and often personal relationships. Homestead records (1862-1986) can provide family information such as marriage, bible or naturalization records. Learn about the man who introduced the act and the steps it takes to acquire the records. Audience interaction included.
3:15 p.m.



Pamela J. Cooper
Since 1986, Pam has been the supervisor of the Florida History & Genealogy Department for the Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, Florida. She has served as Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in 1995-1998, Director of the Florida Historical Society 1997-1999, and served as President of the Florida State Genealogical Society 1999-2003 and Co-Chair of the FGS/FSGS 2003 National Conference in Orlando. She is the recipient of the 2000 NGS Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship and author of the Florida Chapter in the Red Book: American, State and County Sources, published by Ancestry.

Location – The seminar will be held in the Jenkins Conference Room of the Largo Public Library, located at 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771. Free parking. Driving Directions:
From the north: Travel south on US Hwy 19 to SR 686 (East Bay Dr.) Make a right on East Bay and follow to Largo. Turn left on Central Park Drive. Library in on the left side of the road.

From the south: Travel north on I-275 to Exit #30 (Clearwater/Largo SR 686, Roosevelt Blvd. West). At the fork in the exit ramp bear left which leads to Roosevelt Blvd. Follow on Roosevelt. At the fork in the road bear left and follow the overpass that merges with Ulmerton Road (SR688) Follow Ulmerton past the 2nd traffic light and veer right to SR 686(Roosevelt Blvd). Follow
Roosevelt Blvd/East Bay Drive.

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Pinellas Genealogy Society

2007 Seminar

Registration Form

(Use a separate form for each Registrant.)


Name ____________________________

Phone Number _____________________

Email Address _________________________________

(Confirmation of registration will be delivered by enclosed SASE or via email – Please print clearly.

Registration Options:

#1  Seminar Registration Only – includes seminar, continental breakfast and lunch. $40.00

#2 Seminar Registration with PGS Membership  - includes seminar, continental breakfast, membership to the Pinellas Genealogy Society and lunch - $50.00 (Two @ household discount - $80)

Late registrations received after January 20th and walk-in’s attendees may purchase their own lunch at the Bookmark Café.

Total Amount Enclosed $___________

Please mail to:

PGS Seminar
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, Fl 33771