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2008 Seminar

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Dr.
Largo, FL 33771


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 Infamous Ancestors
Rhonda will present a look at where to turn and what resources to use when looking for those famous and infamous family members.

Additional Information

The Largo Public Library cosponsors the Pinellas Genealogy Society annual seminar.

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 brochure.

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.

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