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Volume 7, Issue 1

January 2002

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Meetings

At the December meeting/Christmas party we elected and installed the new officers for year 2002. The list of officers may be found here. William Wallace has graciously volunteered for the task of new PGS quarterly editor. Please give him not only your support but lots of ideas and articles for the coming year. Remember this publication is meant to be the product of the entire society. Share your stories. 
Let’s give all our new officers our support and thanks for accepting these leadership positions. 

THE 2002 CALENDAR: Jan 19 – The New Board of Officers will present their goals for the year 2002. 
All meetings begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Volunteers
We are seeking friendly people interested in volunteering three hours a week assisting people in the Genealogy Department. This is also a great way to get a first peek at the new items in the collection. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please leave your name and number at the volunteer desk and the coordinator will call you.
Annual PGS Genealogy & Technology Seminar
Join us Saturday, January 26, 2002 at the Family History Center in Largo for our annual seminar. This daylong educational seminar offers 19 different classes, many dealing with technology, as well as lunch and door prizes. For questions contact Damon Hostetler, Seminar Chair at bushonghostetlergen@verizon.net. Registration forms available at the volunteer desk, or at our web site, here.
From Pauline’s Desk…
New Maps
Claremont, New Hampshire – shows homes and names in 1891. Drawer #3
Keene, New Hampshire – Wards and layout of towns and homes. Drawer #3
Computers In Genealogy
The Computer Interest Group is a forum for genealogists to discuss computer programs, Internet discoveries and solutions to problems. The CIG meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, following the regular PGS meetings, about 12:00pm, in the lobby -- Jenkins Room. Guests are welcomed—hurry in – seats fill up fast!! For more information, or to join the email discussion list, Email Bob Bryan
PGS Quarterly needs you!
If you have queries, please turn them in to Bob Raup or to the Volunteer Desk for inclusion in the next issue of The Pinellas Genealogist. Remember, this issue will be mailed out all over the country!  The Editor would also appreciate stories of your research trips and reviews of printed or computerized genealogy materials. Naturally, Pinellas County material is always needed. Thank you for your continued support of our quarterly!
SUNCOAST SEMINAR 2002
The Suncoast Genealogy Society of Palm Harbor’s seminar is Saturday, February 23, from 8:00 to 4:00 at the Palm Harbor Library. Flyers are available at the volunteer desk.
News from Special Collections
• When calling the Largo Library with questions relating to genealogy, please use the number for the Genealogy Help Desk: 586-7410.
• Please do not re-shelve books or return other materials. Our volunteers count each item returned as a statistic. These counts help us to determine our peak times for service and areas of high demand. Thank you!
• Please continue to bring in flyers or brochures about libraries you visit this year. Thanks! 
• When using the microfilm, please rewind the film before returning it to its box. Please do not remove the take-up reel; this will only leave the film in an upside-down and backwards state! 
LOOK!
We have a new online database “Genealogy and Local History Online” which is accessed through the same computer as Ancestry.com. Currently it offers family and county histories. Soon, however, they will be adding the complete census images from 1790-1920 as well as the indexes for 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1870. They are planning to digitize the 1930 when it is released. Other databases to be added are the Canadian Census, Passenger Lists, Soundex and more. We will give you updates as to when these items have been added.
2 NEW ITEMS FOR SALE
CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Largo, 2001. 170 pgs., 3,671 entries, history, photos, obits., maps, more. $19.50+tax+S/H.
NECROLOGY INDEX ST. PETE TIMES & INDEPENDENT 1901-1935. 80 pages of Pinellas Obits from Times and Independent. $10.25+tax+S/H.

Shipping and handling for all books is 1-2 books, $5.00; 3-4 books, $8.00.

(Check out our other books for sale.)

BEFORE YOU GO ON VACATION…
1. Check out the Vertical File! It is located between the microfiche cabinet and the military books. Inside you will find file folders with materials from libraries around the country. 
2. Check out the Road Maps! They are now in the first drawer of the Manuscript File cabinets next to the volunteer desk. 
3. Remind yourself to collect and bring back to share newsletters and handouts from the libraries you visit.
New Microfiche - Found in the Fiche Cabinet under Pennsylvania
Central Pennsylvania marriages, 1700-1896.
PA German pioneers: Original lists of arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808. 
Early Pennsylvania births, 1675-1875.
Names of persons who took the oath of allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania, 1777-1789.
Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, with their early history in Ireland.
Quaker arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750.
The settlement of Germantown, Pennsylvania, and the beginning of German Emigration to N. America. 
Persons naturalized in the Providence of Pennsylvania, 1740-1773.
Collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776.
Check out the new materials in Special Collections
SUGGESTION BOX
In the genealogy area of Special Collections, on a cabinet next to the Federal census film cabinets, is a Suggestion Box. Please take the time to drop us a note and let us know how we are doing. Any new ideas for new classes or programs? Any requests for books or films to order? We appreciate your advice. 

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