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P. G. S.  News

Volume 11, Issue 5

May 2006

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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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MAY MEETING THIS YEAR WILL BE HELD THE FOURTH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.

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

THE 2006 CALENDAR

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.  

Welcome New Members!!

Edythe Kirk Rosemary Doyle Madge & Roy Ladd
Allan Hammell Sheila Moore Lough Jean K. Stabler
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: 27 May 2006.  NOTE CHANGE FROM NORMAL DATE.

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: 6 May 2006.

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 Genealogy Librarian.

WEB SITES


Missouri State Archives

www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates

The Missouri State Archives now has an online death index for 1910-1955. They have digitized the death certificates 1910-1920 (so far).


Wisconsin Historical Society

www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords

Pre-1907 vital records for Wisconsin


New Jersey Dept. of State

www.njarchives.org/links/marriagedb1867.html

Index to Marriage Records of New Jersey 1848-1867.


ArchiveGrid

http://archivegrid.org/web/jsp/index.jsp

A collection of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives throughout the world. Free until May 31 and maybe longer if they can get additional grants.


Three Norwegian Websites

www.norwayheritage.com

Lots of Norway heritage.

www.rhd.uit.no/indexeng.html

Norwegian historical data center. Includes census records and some parish records.

www.digitalarkivet.uib.no

Digitized Norwegian parish records. Mostly in Norwegian.


Two Steve Morse Improvements

www.stevemorse.org

Steve Morse has updated his One-Step form that searches Boston Passenger Arrivals. Previously it included 1891-1943. Now it covers 1820 to 1943.
He has also added four birthday related one-step searches: Obtaining anyone’s birthday, Finding birthdays from public records, Finding birthdays and related persons, and Finding birthdays and addresses.


Free DD-214 Report of Separation

www.archives.gov/research/index.html

The redesigned National Archives site has information of getting a free copy of military veterans DD-214 Report of Separation.


GenealogyGuys Podcast

http://genealogyguys.com

Check out the famous April 15th podcast. Part of this podcast was recorded live at our P.G.S. meeting. George G. Morgan and Drew Smith record a genealogy related podcasts each week which can be downloaded to your computer or to a MP3 player.

PGS Books for sale

The Pinellas Genealogy Society offers publications in black and white (B/W) and, when available, in color. There is a 7% tax and shipping/handling charge.
Purchasing information can be found here.


NEW ITEMS!!
Alexander Funeral Home Records 1917-1947. Clearwater. 207 B/W pages. $20.00 B/W, N/A Color.
Lincoln Cemetery. 596 B/W + 22 Color pages. $51.75 B/W, $69.50 Color.

COMING SOON------
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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