24 October 2009

News from Other Societies - South Bay Genealogical Society

The South Bay Genealogical Society will hold its November meeting on November 17th at noon at the SouthShore Regional Library. Pattie Schultz and Pam Treme will present a program titled "Internet Research."

For more information, visit http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsbgs.

14 October 2009

FGS Meeting, Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Florida Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 7th, in the auditorium of the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 North Ashley Drive in Downtown Tampa. The program is titled “Ancestor Show and Tell,” and attendees are encouraged to bring documents and artifacts to display and describe to the group. This popular annual program provides education and discussion of things that can expand your family history research.

News from Other Societies - Manasota Genealogical Society

The next meeting of the Manasota Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 from 9:30 am-12:00 noon at the Central Public Library. Our guest speaker will be Jim McHugh (President of the MGS), whose talk is entitled: “The Mysteries and Jewels of City Directories"

Following the guest speaker, our Computer Special Interest Group will meet and is open to all who are interested in learning what's new in genealogy on the Internet.

For more information, please call Jean Morris at (941) 722-5156 or visit us on the web at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/

Candidates for FGS Tampa Board Election

The slate of candidates for of officers and board members for the Florida Genealogical Society were presented, in accordance with the Bylaws, at the October meeting on October 3rd. The election will be held at the November meeting on November 7th. The candidates are:

  • Andrew Martin "Drew" Smith - President
  • Tammy Patascher - Vice President
  • Trevetta Hartline Wunderlin - Recording Secretary
  • Loraine Jacobs Rose - Corresponding Secretary
  • Mary Lyons Rivers - Treasurer
  • Shirley J. Evans Besch - Director (3 year term)
Nominations will be accepted from the floor on the day of the election.

05 October 2009

News from Other Societies - Brandon Area Genealogical and Historical Society

The Brandon Area Genealogical and Historical Society announces a change in its program for next week on October 13, 2009.

The Census Bureau canceled the originally announced program, stating they did not have anyone available to present a program. Mary and Merton Gates have stepped up and volunteered to present a slide show program on their last trip to England. A big "Thank You" to Mary and Merton for stepping up for us.
If you are planning to take the day trip November 14th to Ybor City with our society, have lunch, and tour the Centro Asturiano building, and then continue to the cemetery, please let Scott Peeler know at the October meeting. This is an exciting event, and it provides a tremendous historical perspective into Tampa and the wonderful historical in which we live.

We encourage everyone in this geographical area to join us for the exceptionally important and informative cultural event!

04 October 2009

News from Other Societies - Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay

Drew Smith To Speak On
Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay Meeting
Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday October 11, 2009 with Drew Smith speaking on DNA and Genealogy. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.

Are you afraid to try DNA as a research tool because the science seems too intimidating? This overview will explain how DNA relates to genealogy, what kinds of DNA tests are available, and how researchers can share test results with each other as a basis for determining a relationship.

Drew Smith, a nationally known genealogist, is an instructor for the School of Library and Information Science at USF. He has more than 30 years experience in the field of computing, and he has extensive experience as a genealogist. His genealogical credentials include: co-host of the weekly "Genealogy Guys Podcast," columnist for 2 computer magazines, and leadership roles in many local, national and international genealogy organizations too numerous to list. Drew is an expert in digital genealogy, and his latest book “Social Networking for Genealogists” was recently published.

The mission of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is to assist interested individuals in learning about Jewish genealogy and learning how to research, document and preserve their own family histories. The Society does this by facilitating the exchange of research information, encouraging and facilitating research activities, educating members to help themselves and others, making available research resources and materials, and presenting monthly programs of interest to Jewish genealogical researchers. The Society’s library and research resources include both printed materials and Internet access as well as guided assistance from experienced researchers. Special emphasis is given to helping beginners.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. 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.