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Volume 8, Issue 3

March 2003

Previous Issue

Seminar Success
We enjoyed another informative and festive genealogy seminar on January 29th. A welcoming session kicked off the event with the announcement of Ann Cantlin as the recipient of the Unsung Hero award. Attendees enjoyed four lectures by national genealogy speaker, John Humphrey, as well as a choice of attending one of four classes taught by local members. A wonderful lunch and lots of door prizes rounded out the day

Volunteer Appreciation
The Largo library honored their volunteers on February 25th, with a catered luncheon at the Largo Cultural Center. Festivities included a square dancing demonstration by a local group. Damon Hostetler was awarded the Largo Genealogy Volunteer of the year award for all his contributions this year and in the past. Thanks to all the volunteers who help to make the PGS Society and the Largo genealogy department the best one around.
All meetings begin at 11:00 AM in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend. The Computer Interest Group meets before the general meeting at 9:45 AM.
See the March classes on the 2003 Calendar.
If you have a special interest that you think we could build a group around please share it with Bette Raup or Mercedes Bleatttler.
Computers In Genealogy
The Computer Interest Group is a forum for genealogists to discuss computer programs, Internet discoveries and solutions to problems. This lively group meets at 9:45 am, before the regular PGS meeting, in the 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 William Wallace 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! Local members will now be receiving their quarterly at the PGS Saturday meeting.
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. PGS Members: Up to two queries are free!! Thank you for your continued support of our quarterly!
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! 

We are hitting the road again on another field trip. On Tuesday, March 25th, at 10 am, we are invited to a behind the scenes tour of the archives at the Heritage Village museum. Don Ivey, curator at the museum, will conduct the tour. There is a sign-up sheet at the Genealogy Department desk or you may call 586-7410 to make your reservation.

The Pinellas Genealogy Society Cemetery Tour, which was shown in video format at last year’s PGS meetings, is now available for sale in DVD. Each DVD sells for $20 plus tax.
DVD-1 – Tours: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Cemetery, McMullen Family Cemetery, Rousseau Family Cemetery, Serenity Gardens, Seminole, Bay Pines National Cemetery, Lone Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
DVD-2 – Tours: Royal Palm, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Lincoln, Memorial Park, Sunnyside, Greenwood, St. Bartholomew, Glen Oak.
To purchase your DVD, please follow the ordering instructions posted on the PGS web site under the Publications link.
Check out our other books for sale here as well!

Please give a warm welcome to our newest members to the Pinellas Genealogy Society:

Deb Cundiff Elizabeth Noe
Richard Murphy Joseph Turner Jr.
Joan Turner Mike Romancvick
Doris Hefelvre Bonnie Mugford
Bill Mugford Leann Skelly
  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.
  4. Share your experiences at genealogy libraries your visited with the society by writing a small article for the newsletter.
Check out the new materials in Special Collections
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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