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2009 Seminar

Saturday, February 14, 2009

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

Speaker: Henry Z "Hank" Jones, Jr, FASG

Topics for the seminar will be:

Henry Z "Hank" Jones, Jr, FASG
Tracing the Origins of Early 18th Century Palatine & Other Emigrants
A lively discussion emphasizing the how-to’s of pinpointing and then fully tracing the European roots of our ancestors.
Family Tradition: How to Separate Fact from Fiction in Genealogical Research
A look at how long-held family traditions can be twisted and changed over the years.  Using Jost Hite, “The Baron of the Shenandoah Valley” as a textbook example of how tradition can go wrong, this documented study has lessons for us all.
Saints, Sinners & an Occasional Horsethief: Some Emigrant Stories Henry Z “Hank” Jones, Jr., FASG – Hank has been a professional genealogist since 1965.  He is an entertaining genealogical lecturer, an accomplished writer and a respected Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists.  He is best known for his extensive work with Palatine genealogy and for his popular book, Psychic Roots.  He has also written (among others), The Palatine Families if New York, More Palatine Families, Westerwald to America, The Palatine Families of Ireland, and Even More Palatine Families.  He has also had a long career as an entertainer and screen actor.
Poignant and humorous adventures and anecdotes relating to our courageous forefathers, culled from documents detailing the trials and tribulations they faced when coming to the new world.
Genealogy in the New Millennium: Where we’ve Been and Where We’re Going!
A look at what’s ahead in this amazing world of new genealogical technology that also emphasizes the importance of humanizing our ancestors and not allowing our new tools to dictate our direction as we all climb the family tree.

After lunch there will be four group classes conducted by society members.  These will be:
They’re Married? – Damon Hostetler Census Tracking – Peter Summers
Picture Puzzle: Deciphering Clues in Family Photos – Carla Kerns Multiple Marriages – Debra Fleming

Additional Information

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

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

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.

Parking and driving instructions follow.

Great door prizes will be raffled off during the day.

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.

Updated 13 December 2012 . Copyright 2008 by Pinellas Genealogy Society, Inc. All rights reserved.