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P. G. S.  News

Volume 10, Issue 7

August 2005

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Regular Pinellas Genealogy Society (P.G.S.) meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jenkins Auditorium in the Largo Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The P.G.S. Board meets at 8:30 in the Largo Library Rear Conference Room every third Saturday.


The Pinellas Genealogy Society’s mission is to further genealogical research and preservation of Pinellas County genealogy materials. New members are welcomed at all times during the year. Annual dues per person are $17 and joint memberships are $25. Application forms available in the library or on the P.G.S. website.  

Computers Interest Group (CIG)
Meets monthly at 9:45 A.M. in the Jenkins Assembly Conference Room on the third Saturday of each month just before the regular PGS meeting throughout the year. This forum is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. To become a member of the email discussion list, email Bob BryanNext CIG meeting date: 17 September 2005.

The Family Tree Maker Group (FTM)
FTM is now on their summer break. They meet monthly October through May at 10:00 A.M. in the Jenkins Assembly Conference Room in the lobby of the Largo Library. Each session lasts approximately two hours. There is no fee for this workshop. Led by Karen Keegan . The next FTM meeting date: 3 September 2005.

Come Celebrate

Sunday July 31st.
1 – 5 pm
Come visit the “Lynn Pippenger/Pinellas Genealogy Society Center”

Editor’s Note:

This newsletter is published and distributed monthly in the Largo Library. Our goal is to keep P.G.S. members and library volunteers and visitors up to date on events, classes, new acquisitions and more.
Do you have an idea on how to improve this newsletter? Is there something you would like to share with others such as a genealogy tip, a website or an upcoming event? Please email the editor with your questions, suggestions or complaints. Subject Line: PGS/Library News
News from Special Collections
• When calling the Largo Library with questions relating to genealogy, please use the number for the Genealogy Help Desk: 727-586-7410.
• 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!
▪ Volunteers are available at the Largo Library to assist researchers in getting started in genealogy and using the library collection. Hours are: Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer please see Mercedes at the library or email


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We are still requesting your favorite family recipes for the upcoming PGS cookbook. We want to include family stories and pictures as well as the recipe so if there is a particular family story attached to a dish please include it.
If the recipe was written in quantities or terms not used today, please include the original as well as the modern term or conversion.
Please send your recipes to:

  Sally Brown, PGS
120 Central Park Dr.
 Largo, Fl 33771

or click to email Sally

Event Details

Saturday, August 20, Pinellas County Courthouse Tour

Damon Hostetler will lead us in an in-depth tour of the original 1917 Pinellas County Courthouse. This tour will include behind the scene areas that the general public are not allowed to enter. We will meet in courtyard of the courthouse between 324 S. Fort Harrison and 315 Court St. at 10:45. The tour will be entering the courthouse at precisely 11:00. If you are late, there is no way that you can be included. There is no fee or sign-up required for this event. Free parking is available in one of three parking areas: Corner of Ft. Harrison and Chestnut Street; corner of Chestnut and Oak Streets; corner of Court Street and Osceola. This is a wonderful opportunity to see what kinds of records are housed at the courthouse as well as a chance to visit an interesting historic building. For more information please contact Karen Keegan.

Did you notice these new items in the Genealogy Center??

  • Minolta Microfilm/fiche Digital Reader Printer (A twin of our older MS6000) Compliments of the PPLC Reserve Grant Fund.
  • Additional PC and Computer Catalogs
  • Digital Printer and Print Release Station
  • New Standing Map Holder
  • Bulletin Board to display events and meetings
  • New Book Display Area
  • File Cabinet for Vertical Files
  • New Arrangement of Books – Everything is now filed together by Dewey decimal number (including videos and atlases)

Stay Tuned—More to Come

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Registry of those who served in World War II.
PGS Books for sale

The Pinellas Genealogy Society has canvassed and printed nineteen cemetery books covering Pinellas County as well as local histories and more. Also available for purchase in a DVD format is a live tour of selected Pinellas County cemeteries.

Purchasing information may be found at P.G.S.’s website here.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH INTERMENTS IN SOUTH PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. South Pinellas County, 2005. 244 pgs., 1501 Interments in Episcopal Memorial Gardens and St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery (1892). History, photos, obits. $19.50+tax+S/H.



This official publication of the Pinellas Genealogy Society is issued free of additional charge to paid-up members of the Society. Authors and compilers, members and non-members alike, are not only welcome to, but encouraged to, submit articles for publication. Also appreciated are stories of research trips and reviews of printed or computerized genealogy materials. New items of genealogical reference are also gratefully accepted.

Submission Deadlines: February 1st (Spring issue); May 1st (Summer issue); August 1st (Fall issue); November 1st (Winter issue)

Up to two free queries may be placed in each issue by any paid-up member. Queries are limited to 60 words each, plus name and address of the submitter; one double-length query of up to 120 words, plus name and address, is acceptable. Non-member query fees are $1.00 for each single-length, and $2.00 for each double-length query. Mail all queries to the Editor.




William Wallace
Pinellas Genealogist
c/o Largo Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771-2110
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