27 July 2008

FGS Program for August 16th

FGS is pleased to have Alvie Davidson, CG, as our speaker for our meeting on Saturday, August 16th, at the John F. Germany Library in downtown Tampa. His program is titled "A Private Investigator's View of Genealogy." The session will covers how genealogy and a private investigator's work are so very dove-tailed. Genealogy is a great tool to help a private investigator in accomplishing his in-depth study of research problems. Case studies will be presented to illustrate the point.

Mr. Davidson is a licensed private investigator and has been in that line of work for many years. He also is a Certified GenealogistSM and a professional genealogical researcher and lecturer.

We hope you will join us for this great presentation on August 16th. The meeting begins at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium of the library at 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa.

22 July 2008

Jewish Discovery Center

We just received the following email that may be of interest to our members:

Hi there,

I am working on a project that I thought might be of interest to the Florida Genealogical Society. While it is not genealogical in nature, it offers strong Jewish content and we are working hard to get the word out. Would you consider writing this up on the blog?

I am heading up a 2-week project called the Jewish Discovery Center, which is a children's-museum project that focuses on Jewish culture and tradition. We have five exhibit areas (Moses & Miriam's Treasures in the Desert, Adam & Eve's Garden, Joseph's Diverse Dreamcoat, Mr. Abraham's Neighborhood, and Noah's Ark Theater) as well as a whole slew of cool programs happening (music and movement, yoga for kids, sing-alongs, art workshops, storytimes, and more).

This is an awesome opportunity for families to end the summer with! And a two-week pass is only $10 in advance, or $14 at the door, for the *entire household*!

I'd love to tell you more. I'm attaching here a flyer that has all the pertinent details! Hope to hear from you soon.

Emilie Kuperman
Director of Development
Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation

direct: 813.769.2809
main: 813.264.9000 fax: 813.265.8450
13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, Florida 33625

13 July 2008

Pasco County Genealogical Society Program - 23 July 2008

Are you getting ready for that Family Reunion? Do you have family
coming to Florida and need ideas to start up a conversation on the
family history? Do you want to get out of the house and talk
genealogy? If so, please join us for the July Educational program.

On July 23 Virginia Britten will be presenting " The Do's and Don'ts
of Audio and Video Interviews". Come and pick up some hints on the
best way to draw answers out your family members, what NOT to ask, or
how to ask that 'sticky' question politely.

Mark your calendar for July 23rd to learn how to conduct those interviews.

The Pasco County Genealogical Society (PCGS) will conduct their
monthly education program on Wednesday July 23rd 2008 from 2:00 to
4:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints at 9016
Fort King Road, Dade City, FL.

Visit our web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flpcgs for additional

Pinellas Genealogical Society - 19 July 2008

The Pinellas Genealogy Society will present a program on 19 July 2008 entitled "Census Analysis."

This program will describe how to make the most of the pre-1850 census records. As heads of household are the only listed persons in the Census, people often underestimate the information they can glean from early census records. Debra Sandstrom Fleming will use a case study of a Southern Methodist Minister born 1771 and passing in 1842 to describe the methodology behind Census analysis. See www.theancestrydetective.net for more information on Debra's background.
The program is open to the public and will be held at 11:00 AM in the Jenkins Auditorium of the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL.

05 July 2008

FGS Program for July 19th

The Florida Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Library at 900 North Ashley Drive in Downtown Tampa. We are pleased to present Ann Bergelt of Narcoossee, Florida, an active genealogist and a member of the board of the Florida State Genealogical Society. Ann will present a program titled "Vital Records and Other Record Documentation.” We hope you will join us for this great presentation.