Topics for the seminar will be:
|The Golden Door Has Locks:
The Detaining of Immigrants to the United States
|Not all immigrants were welcomed to the United
States. Learn about the records generated when immigration officials
questioned the acceptance of a new arrival.
|New England Research:
Resources and Repositories
|A look at some of the records most
often used in New England research and some of the repositories that New
England researchers should put on their list of places to go.
||Rhonda R. McClure, a professional
genealogist for 18 years, specializes in New England and celebrity
research as well as computerized genealogy. She has been involved in
online genealogy for sixteen years, including Data Manager of the
Genealogy RoundTable on Genie® and forum manager for the Genealogy Forum
on MSN®. She has been a contributing editor for Heritage Quest
Magazine, Biography magazine and was a contributing writer to The
History Channel Magazine. She has had articles appear in Ancestry
Magazine, Genealogical Computing and Everton's Genealogical Helper. She
is the author of the award-winning The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online
Genealogy, now in its second edition, The Official Family Tree Maker
Version fast & easy series for versions 8-10, and The Official Guide to
Family Tree Maker Version 11. Three of her books have been published by
Betterway Books, including her most recent, Digitizing Your Family
History. As a lecturer she has spoken at national conferences,
including NGS, FGS, and GenTech, as well as participating in numerous
Brigham Young University Computerized Genealogy Conferences. She is a
course coordinator for the 2007 UGA Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, a
week-long institute that she has taught at five of the last seven years.
She is a director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
|Old and New: Combining the
Best of the Internet and Traditional Research
|Examine the clues the Internet and other
computerized resources offer and learn how to combine that research with
more traditional research methods.
|Finding Your Famous and
|Rhonda will present a look at where to turn and
what resources to use when looking for those famous and infamous family
The Largo Public Library cosponsors the Pinellas Genealogy Society
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Friends of Largo Library provide a continental breakfast.
The annual book sale will be in the rear of the conference room. The
tables will be open before the seminar and during break periods.
A representative of the society and membership information will be
available at a table in the lobby.
A deluxe box lunch is available for $6.00. You may purchase lunch in
the Bookmark Cafe' in the library. There is another event at the
library that day. If you want to buy lunch elsewhere in the community,
or leave the premises for any other reason, finding a parking place for
the afternoon session will be difficult.
Parking and driving instructions are on the reverse side of this
Great door prizes will be raffled off during the day.
Hampton Inn and Suites in Largo is holding a block of rooms for
attendees. The Inn is within walking distance of the library and is 3.5
miles from the Gulf. Maybe you and your family would like to make a
vacation weekend of it! For more information, call (727) 585-3333 and
mention the PGS group block. You must book by 19 Jan 2008.
|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 is available in the
front lot of the library.
|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. The Library is 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.
|Click here for a registration form.