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Volume 10, Issue 9

October 2005

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MEETINGS
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 Local History Room every third Saturday.

THE 2005 CALENDAR

2006 Items
January 21
– Annual Business Meeting with Committee Reports.
January 28 – Pinellas Genealogy Society Annual Education Seminar – Held at the Largo Library 8:15 – 3:30


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.  
EDUCATION

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: 15 October 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: 4 October 2005.

Beginning Genealogy

A class in beginning genealogy will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005, from 10:00 A.M. to noon in the Local History Room at the Largo Public Library. There is a $5.00 fee for the class payable by cash or check at the beginning of the session. Bette Raup will be teaching the session. So that she can prepare handouts in advance, please register by emailing her or sign up on a sheet in the Genealogy Center of the library. On Saturday, February 11, 2006, there will be a follow-up class. Details of this class will be available soon.

For more information on classes please contact Pat Strait, Education Chair.

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. pgsfla@yahoo.com 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 mbleattl@largo.com.
Florida State Genealogical Society Conference 2005
The 29th annual conference will be held on the11th and 12th of November at Bay Point Marriott Resort in Panama City Beach, Fl. To request a conference registration flyer, contact A. Staley, PO Box 441364, Jacksonville, Fl  32222. E-mail astaley@comcast.net or visit at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs.


Keep Your Calendar Open for the PINELLAS GENEALOGY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE on January 28 at the new LARGO LIBRARY. Details in the next issue.

PGS HELP DESK

Pinellas Genealogy Society has gathered a group of volunteers who have offered to provide assistance in a particular area of genealogy research. There is no charge for this service but if you feel that you have been helped, donations to the PGS are encouraged and gratefully accepted.

Family Tree Maker - Bryan, Grandmaison, Keegan, Evan PAF Program – Grandmaison, Raup
The Master Genealogist Program - Dellinger Roots Magic Program – Summers, Keegan
Digital Photography – Dellinger, Summers, Keegan Photo Restoration – Dellinger, Bryan, Grandmaison, Summers
Internet Online research – Bryan, Keegan, Evan Scanning – Grandmaison, Keegan, Summers
Genealogy Computer Basics – Dellinger, Bryan, Keegan, Raup, Summers Word Processing – Bryan, Dellinger, Bryan, Grandmaison, Summers, Keegan, Evan
Excel Spreadsheet – Hagner Organization of computer files – Bryan, Miller
Email Questions – Bryan Getting Started in Genealogy – Foskett, Bryan, Miller
General Genealogy – Foskett, Bryan, Keegan, Miller, Hagner Scrapbooking – Jones, Miller
German Research – Dellinger, Hagner Canada (Eastern) – Grandmaison
Canada (Ontario Leeds & Grenville Counties) – Mackey New England Research – Grandmaison, Filz
Writing & Publishing Family History – Grandmaison, Shorey Lineage Societies SAR< DAR, Mayflower, etc.) – Raup, Paunov
Midwestern US Research – Hagner  

Contact Information

Bryan, Bob email Dellinger, David email
Evan, Gladys email Filz, Betsy email
Foskett, Marion email Grandmaison, Charlie email
Hagner, Debbe email Jones, Kristin email
Keegan, Karen email Mackey, Pat email
Miller, Brenda email Paunov, Cathy email
Raup, Bob email Shorey, Bobbie email
Summers, Peter email  
mouse38.jpgWeb Sites of Interest
http://members.dar.org/DAR/DARnet/grc/GRC.cfm

The DAR’s Genealogical Records Committee has opened an online index to their collection. If you find your name in the index it will provide you with the state that the report originated from, and the appropriate series number, volume and page. For a fee, copies may be made of the reports through the online DAR’s Library Search Service.


www.familytreedna.com

Learn more about DNA testing and genealogy at the FamilyTree DNA website.

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.

NEW ITEM!!
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.

COMING SOON------
LINCOLN CEMETERY, St. Petersburg
ROYAL PALM CEMETERY, St. Petersburg

P.G.S. QUARTERLY

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.

EDITOR:  

 

 

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