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PGS/Library News
Text Box: Volume 12 Issue 02  February 2007

Text Box: MEETINGS
 
Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS) meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jenkins Auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend. 
 
Feb. 17th – Donna Murray Allen – Marriage License Applications and other Good Resources.
 
Mar. 17th – Paul Enchelmayer – Storing & Restoring Family Photos in the Digital Age 
 
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MEMBERSHIP
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:
  Sherry L. Brocker
  Mary Ann Campbell
  Patricia Vee Cunningham
  Carolyn T. DeRosa
  Paul E. Dillon
  Sue E. Duhamel
  Kenneth L. Hoag
  Linda N. Lee
  Linda M. Neal
  James A. Vines, Jr.
  Phylis M. Walkler
 
The heart and soul of the PGS are its members. Do you know anyone who would like to explore genealogy? Bring them to a meeting and introduce them to the subject and to the Society.
 

Text Box: BIG EDUCATION NEWS
There are lots of classes available. Be sure and sign up for the ones you want.
You must register for the following classes by calling or Emailing Peter Summers (727-535-3093) (ppsummers@yahoo.com)
SEARCHING WITH ANCESTRY.COM (6 classes already filled, 2 remain)
   07 Mar, 11 AM, Genealogy Dept.
   14 Mar, 11 AM, Genealogy Dept.
COURTHOUSE DOCUMENTS (What are they, how to find them, how to use them)
   22 Feb, 5 PM, Local History Room (2d. Floor of the Library)
   08 Mar, 5 PM, Local History Room
THERE IS LOTS MORE….KEEP READING
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Text Box: Cathy Mauch
Mary Ann Farrell
Diana Voss
Sandra Shearer
Joyce Lafalce
Alice Merlin

Text Box: NEW LIBRARIAN
Meet Joyce Bak, the new Genealogy Librarian. Joyce comes to us from Jacksonville, FL where she worked at the Clay County Headquarters Library managing the Genealogy and Local History Department. Originally she is from Ohio, and she received her degree from USF. Drop by the Department and say “Hi.”

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USING MS EXCEL FOR GENEALOGY (Keep track of census and other lists, sort easily, reorder without retyping or even cutting and pasting, and more)
   21 Feb, 12 PM, Local History Room
   31 Mar, 10 AM, Local History Room
USING MS WORD FOR GENEALOGY (Use it for not only correspondence, but publishing, displaying photos, and more.)
   27 Mar, 11 AM, Local History Room
   02 Apr, 11 AM, Local History Room
PAF USERS GROUP (Questions and answers on using this popular free genealogy program.)
   10 Mar, 10 AM, Local History Room
The above classes are free but seating is limited so you must pre-register by contacting Peter.
But wait...there’s more.  Keep reading!
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Text Box: NEW MATERIALS IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 
 
Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Index;  [929.3415 Williams]
Biographical Questionnaires of 150 Prominent Tennesseans;  [929.3768 Biographical]
A Guide to Irish Roots;  [929.3415 Durning]
Of Irish Ways;  [929.3415]
Records of Merchant Shipping and Seamen;  [929.341 Smith]
Tracing My Giblin Ancestors;  [929.2 Giblin]
Parish of Fairview, (Dublin, Ireland);  [929.34183]
Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware From the Colonial Period to 1810;  [929.308996073 Heinegg]
The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies;  [929.373 Roberts]
St. Clair County (Illinois) Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 16-27, 1993-2004;  [929.377389 St. Clair]
Annuals of the Van Rensselaers in the United States;  [929.2 Van Rensselaer]
Pendleton County (Ky); The First 200 Years  [929.376933 Belew]
Ordnance Survey: Memoirs of Ireland; Index of People and Places [929.3415 McWilliams]

Text Box: CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD
 
Next to the microfilm reader/printers in the Genealogy Department is a bulletin board. Unfortunately most of us probably forget it is there. All of our classes and other  events are posted on that board so check it every time you are at the library. Often you will see events posted there before they are advertised anywhere else.

Text Box: Our appreciation goes to Pamela J. Cooper, our speaker at this year’s seminar. She  spoke on time lines, military records, the Homestead Law, and finding elusive ancestors using state-oriented records. We look forward to hearing more from her in the future.

Text Box: ITALIAN GENEALOGY
The Italian Genealogy Group on Long Island has put the New York City Death Records Index for the years 1891-1948 on line.  The database is searchable. For anyone looking for death records in New York City this is huge -The link for the site home page is: http://www.italiangen.org. They are also working to bring new databases on line, so keep checking this site.
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family tree? 
You may want to check out this website by the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society:
www.fairfieldgenealogy.org 
Text Box: PGS BOOKS FOR SALE
 
Purchasing information can be found at  www.rootsweb.com/~flpgs/pgs-forsale.htm.
CYCADIA CEMETERY, Tarpon Springs
 HOLY SPIRIT EPISCOPAL CEMETERY, Safety Harbor
LARGO CEMETERY, Largo
LONE PILGRIM CEMETERY, Seminole
MCMULLEN CEMETERY, Clearwater
ROUSSEAU CEMETERY, Clearwater
SERENITY GARDENS,  A-K, Largo
SERENITY GARDENS, L-Z, Largo
SERENITY GARDENS - ANONA PIONEER CEMETERY; Largo
SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY, St. Petersburg
SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY VOL II, St. Petersburg
SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY VOL III. St. Petersburg
GARDEN SANCTUARY CEMETERY. Seminole
GARDEN SANCTUARY CEMETERY, SUPPLEMENT. Seminole
SEMINOLE CEMETERY. St. Petersburg
BUSSEY FUNERAL HOME RECORDS 1895-1910, St. Petersburg
CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Largo
NECROLOGY INDEX ST. PETE TIMES & INDEPENDENT 1901-1935
GREENWOOD CEMETERY, St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG TOWN 1900
EPISCOPAL CHURCH INTERMENTS IN SOUTH PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. South Pinellas County
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CONSTANTINE WILLIAMS – CREATOR OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME RECORDS 1917-1947, Clearwater
LINCOLN CEMETERY

Text Box: THE PINELLAS GENEALOGIST
 
This official publication of the Pinellas Genealogy Society is issued free of charge to paid-up members of the Society.  Authors and compilers (members and non-members alike) are welcome and encouraged to submit articles for publication. Also appreciated are stories of research trips and reviews of printed
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Apr. 21st – Peter Summers – Finding Civil War Ancestors
 
May 19th – Panel of PGS Members -  You too can Publish – Helpful Ideas from our Panel.
 
Do you have ideas for programs or speakers you would like to hear during our meetings? If you do, let us hear from you. Contact Sally Brown:  muz@tampabay.rr.com

Text Box: Our thanks to these dancers from the St. Petersburg International Folk Festival who provided entertainment during the Annual Seminar. Names are not in order: Amanda Krueger, Katie McCormick, Larisa Yeazell, Cassandra Monnett, Sarah Morgan, Venessa Oden, Chelsea Helt, and Rachel Casper.

Text Box: Kudos to Mercedes Bleattler and all the volunteers who made this year’s seminar a success. It took hard work and cooperation.

Text Box: Need Forms?
Looking for some blank forms that you can fill in during your genealogy  research? You can download free, high-quality blank forms online from several web sites and print them on your own printer. Try these:
[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/download.html] 
[http://www.ancestry.com/save/charts/ancchart.htm]; [http://www.familysearch.org] 
[http://misbach.org/pdfcharts]

Text Box: Here is a website with a huge digitized collection for genealogy research. Check it out at http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us/research/links/genealogy.html

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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: wallacewd@juno.com

Text Box: EDITOR’S NOTE:
Our goal is to keep PGS members and library patrons 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 ppsummers@yahoo.com; Subject Line: PGS/Library News. 
 
[NOTE: The PGS bears no responsibility for products or services listed in this publication. Any non-copyrighted materials appearing in this publication may be borrowed and published if not for profit. Original source must be cited.]

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Computer Interest Group (CIG)
This group meets monthly at 9:45 A.M. in the Jenkins Auditorium 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 Bryan - BBryan84@gmail.com.
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 Auditorium. Each session lasts approximately two hours. There is no fee for this workshop led by Karen Keegan:  acromantulas@juno.com 
Our primary way to give you up-to-date education information is on the Society website. Check the calendar often so you don’t miss a new offering.
 
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 Peter Summers,, Education Chair at ppsummers@yahoo.com; Subject Line: PGS Education. The PGS succeeds due to the involvement of its members…either in stating interest or in volunteering expertise. Get involved!

Text Box: DISASTERS AND GENEALOGY
Our seminar speaker, Pamela Cooper, as well as some of our speakers at recent Society monthly meetings have stressed the importance of understanding the social and natural events that impacted our ancestors’ lives. The better we understand those events, such as wars, hurricanes, famines, fires, etc., the more sense we can make out of such things as a family’s decision to relocate or an individual’s choice of profession. 
 
GenDisasters.com chronicles the events that touched our ancestors' lives-- train wrecks, fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, storms, mining explosions, ship wrecks, drownings, and accidents. These transcribed newspaper accounts, excerpts from historical books and photographs detail hundreds of life's tragedies that our ancestors' endured—from the 1800s to the 1950s—and it's free. Search hundreds of articles or browse by state or event. Try it at:
http://www.gendisasters.com/
Text Box: MAPS-R-US
Check out this Maps sub-page of the Digital History site. If you want a map of any place at any historic time, you may find it here. You can find historic maps by year, maps by topic, and 1895 maps of all the states and territories. This site may help us understand some of those confusing changes in county boundaries.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/maps/maps.cfm

Text Box: Do you find the websites mentioned in the News helpful? If you do you can thank your fellow members who share those with us when they run across something they think everyone will benefit by knowing about. So if you find a helpful website or publication, or if there is a topic you want some information on, let either me (ppsummers@yahoo.com) or our President, Bob Bryan (bbryan84@gmail.com) know and we’ll get the word out in one form or another.

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