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Volume 11 Issue 12  December 2006

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.   

 

December 16, 2006 -  David Dellinger & Mercedes Bleattler -  Up-date on the PGS Projects & Volunteer Recognition (along with the Holiday Party & Election of Officers for 2007)

 

January  20, 2007 - Annual Business Meeting Reports from the Board, reviewing the past year and a Look into the Future by the President.

 

February 17, 2007—Donna Murray Allen— Marriage License Applications and Other Good Resources

 

Bring a friend and enjoy the meetings and speakers.

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:

  Janet Barca              jbarca1@tampabay.rr.com

  James Barca            jbarca2@tampabay.rr.com

  Marie F. Hoke-Singer  mfhsinge@tampabay.rr.com

  Dr. Joanne Row        jorowe@lovisville.edu

 

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.

Dues are due! Don’t let your membership lapse for 2007.

Rootsmagic for Family Atlas

Many of you were interested in the mapping program called “Family Atlas”  briefly shown by George Morgan at a previous meeting. Here is the website:    http://rootsmagic.com

Text Box: NEW MATERIALS IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 

There are many new titles to tell you about this month. Check these out….

Key Hole Genealogical Society of SW PA, Vol. 33-34;  [929.3748 Keyhole]
Wood County, WV Will Book;  [929.375422 Wood]
David Painter Heckman;  [929.2 Heckman]
Wood Co. Marriages;  [929.3754 Conger]

ALERT: New Microfilm Arrives!

 

New microfilm has arrived at the Library that will be of interest to many.

 

1. St. Petersburg Times from May 1901 to Dec 1920. These compliment those we already have from Apr 1979 to Dec 1991.

2.  Missouri State Census, by county (28 rolls)

Largo Area Historical Society

 

This society focuses on the history of Largo. It holds its regular monthly meetings at the historic "Feed Store" (located at 195 Central Park Drive behind the Cultural Center), September through June, on the second Monday. There is a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by a general meeting and guest speakers.

 

On the first Saturday of each month, excluding July and August, The Society Opens the Feed Store to the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

This group  complements the PGS. Let’s support each other. For additional information you are welcome to contact: [society@largohistory.org], or see the Society’s news letter, The Wise Cracker. Copies are available at the Library Genealogy Desk.

More Websites

 

Give these a try. They may lead you to obituaries and grave sites you have been hunting for:

 

 

 

 

 

www.funeralcentral.com 

www.arrangeonline.com 

http://obitcentral.com/obitsearch/ 

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary 

www.findagrave.com 

www.interment.net

YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS REQUESTED

 

We are looking for people who would like to volunteer at the Genealogy desk during the week...days or evenings. This can be a fun, rewarding, and educational way to get involved. Let a PGS Board member know if you are interested. Training is offered.

ELECTION TIME!

 

Here is the slate for the up-coming election. Come to the December meeting and have your vote count.

 

President: Bob Bryan

Vice President: Sally Brown

Treasurer/Resident Agent: Beth Shields

Recording Secretary: Rosemary Hayes

Corresponding Secretary: Flo Bickel

Seminar Director/Trustee: Pat Strait

Finance Director/Trustee: Damon Hostetler

Education Director/Trustee: Peter Summers

Projects Director/Trustee: David Dellinger

Text Box: (‘New Books’ continued from page 1)

Yesterday’s Tuckaways, Vol. 1-9, 1969-76;  [929.3769823 Yesterday’s]
Yesterday’s Tuckaways, Vol. 10-12, 1982-84;  [929.3769823 Yesterday’s]
Old Macomb Cemetery;  [929. 50977342]
Early Marriages of Wood County, West Virginia;  [929.3754 Cochran]
William Joseph Heckman, Jr. Homestead;  [929.2 Heckman]
Notebook of the Baltimore Co. Genealogical Society, Vol. 9-15, 1993-1999;  [929.375271 Notebook]
Topeka Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 3-4. 1973-74;  [929.378163 Topeka]
 Siegfried Burial Plot;  [929.374822]

PGS BOOKS FOR SALE

 

Purchasing information can be found at  www.rootsweb.ancestry.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

SEMNOLE 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

 

NEW ITEMS!!

Alexander Funeral Home Records 1917-1947. Clearwater

Lincoln Cemetery

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

 

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2006 FSGS Conference

11 November 2006

 

The Thirtieth Annual Florida State Genealogy Society Conference was held on November 10-11 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel, Indialantic, FL. The Pinellas Genealogy Society was represented by Bob Bryan, Sally Brown and Alice Charest who attended with their spouses. The event was well attended with over 200 registered.

 

PGS was represented in the traditional banner parade at the opening ceremony. We had a display table in the vendor area with samples of our cemetery books and funeral home publications, and the five-minute PowerPoint presentation about PGS was on continuous display at our table.

 

The lectures presented included topics such as:

· Federal Land Records at the National Archives,

· Historical Documentary Publications as Genealogical Sources,

· NARA Records at Your Fingertips,

· Assumptions in Genealogical Research—Your Own Worst Enemy,

· Unconventional Family Research,

· Editing Digitized Photographs,

· Internet Research Methodology,

· An Overview of Genealogical Software Products,

· Designing a Family Web Page,

· English Research in the Major London Repositories,

· U. S. Naturalization Process and Documents 1790-1954,

· City Directories,

· Abandoned and Neglected Cemeteries,

· Organizing your files,

· Ancient Records, Technology,

· Florida Pioneer Descendant Program.

 

A syllabus with the handouts for each lecture will be placed in the PGS library. Come look them over if any of the topics interest you.

Did the FSGS Conference Topics Look Interesting?

 

We are seeking to have Paul Enchelmayer, who presented the topic of Digital Photo Editing, present a similar program at a future PGS meeting. Keep checking the PGS News to see when that makes the schedule.  March 17, 2007 is looking promising.

Text Box: George Morgan, who was our speaker at October’s meeting, has published many of his weekly columns called "Along those Lines" on his website at http://ahaseminars.livejournal.com/. You will likely find something of interest there.

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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: wallacewd@juno.com

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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 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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   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

PAF Users Group

Emil Isaacson will be holding two PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group sessions in 2007.  Interested members and guests should mark their calendars for the second Saturday in March
(March 10, 2007) and the second Saturday in September (September 8, 2007).  The group will meet at the Largo Public Library in the Jenkins Assembly Room at 10:00 A.M.

 

 

Text Box: PGS Website

Have you looked at our website lately? The address is plastered all over this newsletter for a reason...it’s an awesome site! 
Check it out and see what’s new. Then give our webmaster, Ed Deming a well-deserved pat on the back.

ANOTHER ANCESTRY.COM ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This came from Dick Eastman's newsletter: Ancestry.com recently announced that it has added all readily available U.S. passenger lists from 1820 to 1960 to its online service . An estimated 85 percent of Americans have an immigrant ancestor included in the passenger list collection which covers the height of American immigration, making Ancestry.com the only source for the largest compilation of passenger list records available and fully searchable online.  The passenger list collection took more than three years to digitize and transcribe.

PROJECTS AND VOLUNTEER NEWS

 

1.  Three new members of PGS have joined The Pinellas Genealogist indexing team: Colleen Pauley-Mock, Joyce Treloar and Marie Hoke-Singer. Colleen are indexing the surnames of Volume 29, No. 1, and Joyce is working on the surname index for issue No. 3.  Marie is compiling an article index for the same volume.

2.  On the Probate Records front, Madge and Roy Ladd will be helping extract the probate records for Pinellas County. The Ladds bring their experience of many years researching probate records for their own genealogical work to this very challenging task.

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