08 January 2008

FGS Program for 19 January 2007

The Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) kicks off its 50th Anniversary Year with a great presentation by Adrienne Condon. Our first membership meeting and presentation of the year begins with a great presentation about "Indentured Servitude." Many of our ancestors could only afford to come to North America by contracting themselves out for a period of years to serve their monarch or others. Learn the extent of those indentures, their duration, what they entailed, and where to search for records.

The FGS (Tampa) meeting will be held on Saturday, 13 January from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon in the Genealogy Department on the 2nd Floor West of the John F. Germany Public Library at 900 North Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. (There is a conflict that prevents us from meeting in the Auditorium as usual.) Attendance is free.

Don't forget that your membership dues are due too! Individual dues are $20.00 and family/household dues are $25.00. We have a great 50th Anniversary Year planned for you! Don't miss it!