- April: Author Raff Ellis presents "Kisses from a Distance"
- May: Drew Smith presents a program about DNA and genealogy
- June: Rodney Kite-Powell presents a program about the Tampa History Center
- July: Ann Bergelt presents"Vital Records and Other Record Documentation"
- August: TBA
- September: The FGS Annual Fall Seminar with special guest speaker Paula Stuart-Warren and a Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration for FGS
29 March 2008
As an existing, paid-in-full member of FGS, all you have to do is bring in three new members to the society. The membership form is being changed to allow a new member to indicate the name of the existing member who invited them to join. (In the meantime, until the new form is online here at our web site, that information can be written in on the old form, currently available at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flfgs/FGS_member_appl_June_2007.pdf.) The FGS Board's Membership Chair and Treasurer will keep track of the new members who join as a result of your invitation. When you have reached the magic number of 3 new members, your membership for the following calendar year will be credited as paid in full. The number is set to zero again and the count begins again. If you bring in an additional three members, another calendar year's membership will be credited to you.
You already know that FGS has a wonderful group of people, a great calendar of top-notch programs, a terrific annual Fall Seminar with nationally-recognized genealogical experts as speakers, worthwhile and fun projects, and access to one of the finest genealogical library collections in the United States. A new membership directory is coming later this year and the board is working hard on new ideas for our second fifty years!
Talk up FGS with your friends, neighbors, and family members. Get them to join and we ALL benefit!
The HCPLC's pamphlet, Downtown Parking, on their website at http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc/ig/userguides/ayl/parking.pdf provides a map of alternate parking locations and, with the exception of perhaps the Poe Garage (#1 on the map) and library hours, other information is believed to be current. Metered parking is also available in the area and meters are not monitored on Saturday and Sunday.
The Pasco County Genealogical Society (PCGS) will conduct their monthly meeting on Saturday April 12th 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 9016 Fort King Road, Dade City, FL. Member Virginia Britten will present “Missed Opportunities to Break Down Those Brick Walls,” a program about answers in your research which may be as close as the books and periodicals in the collections of your genealogical society, library, or Family History Center. Visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flpcgs for more information.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is seeking volunteers to participate at the Jewish Federation of Pinellas/Pasco County’s 2008 Annual Meeting the evening of
08 March 2008
Donna is an expert researcher and lecturer whose presentation is sure to provide you with in-depth insights into how to use the FamilySearch Website more efficiently to accelerate your research!
Learn from an expert this Saturday! Donna is terrific!!!
The workshop will begin with an overview of the extensive genealogical resources - in print, on microfilm, and online - most of which are only available at Tampa's main downtown library. The overview will be followed by the actual use of these resources for your own individual research under the guiding hands of our experienced mentors. The John F. Germany library has a large microfilm collection of immigration records as well as computer access to Ancestry Plus, Heritage Quest and other databases among its considerable genealogical resources. A listing of the library's premium databases can be seen online at
The overview session of the library's holdings will begin at 1:30 PM, and will be followed by individual research using the library's microfilm readers and computer facilities with guided assistance if needed until the library closes at 5:00 PM. 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 Linda Zolinsky at 727-372-0646.