The Friends of the West Community Library at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg Gibbs campus will sponsor a Genealogy Workshop every second Saturday in the Community Room of the library. The event is free and open to all, and lasts one hour beginning at 10 A.M.. Presenters Susan Hickok and Charlie Grandmaison will discus many topics to help you discover your roots. For further information, please call 341-7174, 341-7172 or 341-4486, or visit the library at 6700 8th Avenue North.
29 April 2007
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15 April 2007
FGS looks forward to welcoming "home" our friend, Melody K. Porter, who will present our program on Saturday, 19 May 2007.
Melody Porter’s background is as a computer software business analyst, but she has been researching her genealogy for over 15 years. Recently, she chose to pursue genealogy full time. Melody is proud to be a Native American (both Cherokee and Choctaw) and a member of the Western Cherokee Tribe in
Melody's program is titled, "Georgia Research Locations: Not Just for Georgia Researchers." She describes it in her workshop abstract as follows:
"Ever wonder about that little library you just drove by on your way home to Florida? Have you made the commitment to finding the missing piece of information on the family line at a brick wall?
"As a genealogist whose family lines did not run into Georgia or even close, I was less than ecstatic about my research opportunities when I moved to Georgia. However, I am now a believer in never overlooking a potential research site – no matter how small even if it is in Georgia. This lecture will give you information about research sites that will make you plan your next trip up north through every Georgia genealogy research location you can find!!"
We're looking forward to Melody's program and to getting caught up with her!
08 April 2007
We need additional volunteers to help share the responsibility with other members. It is a very rewarding opportunity to help others and to learn about different types of research.
If you are willing to help with this important service, please contact Drew Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars now for our all-day Fall Seminar, which will be held on
Saturday, 8 September 2007, at ’s Dale Mabry Campus! Hillsborough Community College
Our special speaker is Amy Johnson Crow, CG, who will present the following topics:
Researching Your Civil War Ancestors Online;
Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-Between Years;
Finding Ancestors before 1850; and
Finding Female Ancestors. Watch for more details at our Web site and in future announcements.
Click this link -- FGS 2007 Conference Registration Form -- for a PDF file of the registration form! Cut-off is August 31st but don't wait!
The guest speaker is Kelly Falconer-Miller of Cherish Bound. She will present a program titled, “How to Make Your Own Books,” that deals with preserving your family stories and photographs in book form. A Southern Research Special Interest Group (SIG) will also meet at in the Genealogy & Local History Department. Admission is free.
- 17 April 2007 - South Bay Genealogical Society will present a program presented by Damon Hostetter titled "Data Organization," a subject important to all genealogists. Contact the society at South-Bay@juno.com for additional information.
- 12 May 2007 - Pasco County Genealogical Society will present a program titled "Cold Mailings: Producing a Family Survey," presented by Pattie Schultz and Pam Treme. The program will be presented at 10:00 AM at the LDS Church at 9016 Fort King Road in Dade City, FL.
- 20 May 2007 - The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will present a program titled "Researching in Your Local Family History Library and Preparing to Research in Salt Lake City from Your Home Computer," presented by Debbe Hagner, AG. The program begins a 2:00 PM at 14041 Icot Boulevard in Clearwater. preceded by a one-hour problem-solving discussion at 1:00 PM and refreshments at 1:30 PM.
We hold our monthly meetings at 10:00 AM on the third Saturday of each month in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Library, located at 900 North Ashley Drive, in downtown Tampa, Florida. A Southern Special Interest Group (SIG) is held at 1:00 PM the same day in the Ceta Rodgers Armitage Room just in the history and genealogy collection, located on the Second Floor West. The library's collection is one of the largest and most impressive genealogical collections in the Southeastern U.S.
We hope you will join us for our meetings!