26 May 2007
One of the is the ability to customize how your screen Google Web search screen looks. Instead of the plain old, mostly-blank, white screen, you can make Google use that dead white space to display some important information! That includes Weblogs (or "blogs") such as the one that we are now using for our FGS (Tampa) Web site here at http://fgstampa.org, and your favorite podcasts. All it takes is a few minutes to create a free account at Google and set to customize your Google Web search page to be a personalized one, accessible by using a Login ID and Password (which you also can save on your computer).
In order to make this process easy, we've prepared some step-by-step instructions for everyone. You'll find them in a PDF file titled iGoogle Set-up Instructions in the list on the right side of this screen in the "How-to Instructions" list. Simply click on the link, open the document in the Adobe Reader, print the document, and follow the instructions. (If you don't yet have the Adobe Reader installed on your computer, it is a FREE DOWNLOAD from the Adobe Web site at http://www.adobe.com.)
If you have any problems with the instructions, please send an e-mail (with your name and telephone number) to George Morgan at our e-mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll get in touch and help you get set up.
Don't miss any of the FGS news and information! Get yourself set up soon!
24 May 2007
A visitation will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, May 25, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with interment following at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon. Jean requests that your support and donations be made directly to the Tampa Shriners Hospitals for Children, 12502 N. Pine Dr., Tampa, FL. 33612-9499.
Donations will be accepted, too, by the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) to place memorial books in the John F. Germany Library's genealogical collection. You may contact fgstampa.org to discuss a memorial donation.
18 May 2007
Your FGS Board is working hard already to make this the best annual seminar yet! Don't miss your opportunity to be there and hear Amy Johnson Crow's great presentations, the vendors, the door prizes, and more! Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 8th, 2007, at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College!
12 May 2007
"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!!"To see the main announcement for this program, go to the April 15th posting by clicking on the link earlier in this sentence.
We hope to see you there!
11 May 2007
- Loraine Rose, Committee Chairperson
- Muriel Bradley
- Ruth Eleson
- Dick and Nancy Evers
- Mildred Hawk
- Alice Merlin
- Angie Morner
Thank you all again!
10 May 2007
Jill Noblit MacGregor is a native Floridian and third generation native of Tarpon Springs the great grand-daughter of Tarpon Springs Pioneer Granville Edwin (G.E.) Noblit, Sr., originally of
Ms. MacGregor will present a program at out June 16th meeting about her Noblit ancestors of Tarpon Springs, Florida -- a real insight into this area of Florida, her ancestors, and the writing of this great new book. You won't want to miss this presentation!
07 May 2007
Amy is among the best-know genealogists and speakers in the
Amy is extensively published, having had articles published in AncestryMagazine, Genealogical Computing, Heritage Quest Magazine, Indiana Genealogist, The Hoosier Genealogist and the NGS NewsMagazine. She is a winner of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors’ Excellence-in-Writing contest for published articles. She is a past editor of Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal.
Amy is the current President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), serves as Third Vice President of The Ohio Genealogical Society, and is also the OGS Webmaster. She is the developer of DeafBiographies.com, a phenomenal Web site devoted to biographical information about Deaf Americans at http://www.deafbiographies.com. She serves as and is a member of numerous state and county genealogical societies.
We are very fortunate, indeed, to have Amy Johnson Crow as our speaker for the FGS Fall Conference. You will not want to want to miss any of Amy's great presentations!
Look for more information and a seminar registration form online here very soon!
In this working session a panel of experienced resident genealogists will assist those who have come up against a dead end in their family research and don't know what to do next. The solutions presented should be of value to anyone doing family research.
The problem-solving panel will include Debbe Hagner & Emil Isaacson, our resident experts. Ms. Hagner is a professionally accredited genealogist who has a Certificate in Family History Research from Brigham Young University and who been researching her own family’s genealogy for more than 30 years. Dr. Isaacson has 24 years experience in Jewish genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late 1700’s in Europe. He conducts an annual 2-day seminar in Jewish Genealogy for the JGSTB. Other experienced genealogists will be available to assist as needed.
Those who present problems to "ASK THE EXPERTS” by E-mail to
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s library and research resources are available to all meeting attendees and can be loaned out to members. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogy research is invited to participate. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome.
For information on the organization or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.