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Volume 11 Issue 12 December 2006
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
James Barca email@example.com
Marie F. Hoke-Singer firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Joanne Row email@example.com
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
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: [firstname.lastname@example.org], or see the Society’s news letter, The Wise Cracker. Copies are available at the Library Genealogy Desk.
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.
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
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
Alexander Funeral Home Records 1917-1947. Clearwater
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.
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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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.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
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.