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Volume 11, Issue 10

October 2006

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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 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. And speaking of NEW MEMBERS....give a welcome to:
Marie J. Hoke-Singer Angela Kendall
Gail Stevens M. Christine Hyatt
Coleen Pauley-Mack & Steven W. Mack
Annual dues per person are $17 and joint memberships are $25. Application forms available in the library or on the P.G.S. website.
And speaking of DUES….It is that time of year again. Dues for 2007 are now being collected. Target to have them paid by 30 December of this year so your membership can be active for 2007.

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:
The Genealogy Guys PodCast
We can’t endorse this, but doesn’t The Genealogy Guys’ research tour to London in 2007 sound cool? Go to their website to learn more about them.
Create a Timeline
Enter an ancestor’s name and birth and death dates and see the significant historical and cultural events in history that may have influenced his/her life. The timeline is produced in a format designed for printing.
Wisconsin Vital Records and Name Index
There is a lot of data just recently put on line at this site.
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
This is a searchable version of the complete Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. This is the same set of 60 or so volumes that are available in our library. Search for your ancestors and see if they were publicly notable enough to make it into an official correspondence.

Computers Interest Group (CIG)
This group meets monthly at 9:45 A.M. in the Jenkins Assembly Conference Room on the third Saturday of each month just prior to the regular PGS meeting. 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. The CIG is led by Bob BryanNext meeting date: 18 November 2006.

The Family Tree Maker Group (FTM)
FTM enthusiasts meet the first Saturday of each month, October through May, at 10:00 A.M. in the Jenkins Assembly Conference Room. Each session lasts approximately two hours. There is no fee for this workshop. Led by  Karen Keegan . Next FTM meeting date: 4 November 2006.

PAF Users Group
This year we tried something new and held a user’s group meeting for those interested in the PAF (Personal Ancestral File) computer program. The meetings were held in March and October and were well-received. In fact, they were so popular that we have decided to hold two more meetings in 2007. Keep your eye on the PGS News for the date and place of these meetings.

In the meantime…is there some instruction or guidance that you would like the PGS to explore and possibly make available to you? Or is there some instruction you are willing to give that you think other PGS members would be interested in? If there is, please contact Pat Strait, Education Chair. The PGS succeeds due to the involvement of its members…either in stating interest or in volunteering expertise. Get involved!
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 anyone at the Genealogy desk or the Reference desk on the second floor of the library.
New Irish Genealogy Materials
Thanks to the recent Pinellas Public Library Cooperative Reserve Grant fund, the Genealogy Center was able to purchase the following Irish materials. These appeared in the last PGS News, but the list is so extensive that we will carry it again in this issue.
Old Ordnance Survey Maps
These maps are reprints from Alan Godfrey Maps, out of the UK. They are highly detailed, about 14 inches to the mile, and show streets, railways, factories, mills and docks. They are shelved in the book stacks of the library in a file box in the Irish section (929.3415).

County Antrim – Larne 1903
County Antrim – Ballymena 1903
County Antrim – Belfast (Oldpark & Ligonile) 1901
County Antrim – Belfast (Shankill) 1901
County Antrim – The Falls 1931
County Antrim – Lisburn 1902
County Antrim – North Belfast 1920
County Antrim – Central Belfast 1931
County Antrim – South Belfast 1920
County Armagh – Bessbrook, Crossmaglen & Keady 1906
County Armagh – Portadown 1906
County Cavan – Cavan Town 1909
County Down – Holywood 1931
County Down – Bangor (West) 1901
County Down – Bangor (East) 1901
County Down - Donaghadee 1901
County Down – Sydenham & Standtown 1902
County Down – Belfast (East) 1902
County Down – Belfast (Bloomfield) 1902
County Down – Belfast (Knockdene Park) 1902
County Down – Dundonald 1902
County Down – Newtownards 1901
County Down – Newry 1903
County Down – Downpatrick 1901
County Down – Comber & Saintfield 1900
County Donegal and Fermanagh – Belleek, Pettigo & NW Fermanagh 1900
County Dublin – Dun Laoghaire & Monkstown 1908
County Dublin – Dublin: The Castle Sheet 1843
County Fermanagh – Enniskillen 1905
Ireland – Augher, Clogher, Aughnacloy 1902
Ireland – Derrygonnelly & District 1899
Ireland – Irvinestown, Fintona & Dromore 1900
Ireland – Lisnaskea, Newtownstewart 1900
Ireland – Tempo & Maguiresbridge 1900
Ireland - Lough Swilly & Derry/Londonderry 1900
Ireland – Castlederg & Newtownstewart 1900
Ireland – Swanlinbar & Cuilcagh Mountain 1899
County Londonderry – Limavady 1904
County Leitrim – Manorhamilton
County Monaghan – Monaghan 1907
County Monaghan – Clones & Rosela 1907
County Offaly – Tullamore 1910
County Offaly – Banaghe 1909
County Offaly – Birr 1909
County Tyrone – Stabane 1905
County Tyrone – Omagh 1906
County Westmeath – Mullingar 1911
County Westmeath – Athlone (West) 1912
County Westmeath – Athlone (East) 1912
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.

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.


The Pinellas Genealogist

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.

The submission deadlines: February 1st (Spring issue); May 1st (Summer issue); August 1st (Fall issue); November 1st (Winter issue)

Send submissions to William Wallace.
Check out the new materials in Special Collections

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