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Julia Atzeroth & her husband's tombstone. Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton, Florida.

MGS ALL DAY SEMINAR  -  Saturday -  Feb.  6,  2016:

*    George G. Morgan will join us for an all day seminar on Saturday, February 6, 2016. It will be a full day of topics pertinent to your research interests. George will bring to us the latest thinking in a number of areas. The details and registration form (in PDF format) are available in the Announcement. The location of the Seminar is the Bethel Baptist Church in Bradenton - Map & Directions

MGS General Information

Society Purpose:  The Society was formed to promote individual and community awareness in genealogy, family history and allied fields of study, conduct genealogical meetings, workshops and seminars, and sponsor projects to promote and preserve genealogical knowledge. For example, "Tombstone Inscriptions in Cemeteries of Manatee County, FL 1850 - 1980". See Publications for this, and other MGS material available on this website.

SUBSCRIBE to the MGS Mailing List:  click here to go to Mailing List page and follow instructions provided.  By subscribing, you will receive notices of meetings and other material of interest to researchers.

Membership: Any person with an interest in genealogy, family history or allied fields of study may become a member of the Society upon acceptance and payment of dues. Dues are currently $20 for an individual, and $25 for a family couple.  Dues can be paid at any regular membership meeting, or mailed to the Manatee Genealogical Society,  P.O. Box 1194, Bradenton, FL 34206.  Click here for membership application

Benefits of Membership: Regular meetings & workshops, publish research and general interest articles on the MGS Website, learn from other members and their experiences, and share research knowledge and methods (just to name a few).

Meetings:  Our General Meetings are usually the 1st Tuesday of the months October through May.  The location is the Auditorium of the Manatee County Central Public Library, 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West,  Bradenton,  FL 34205.


Tuesday, December 1st, 2015:  9:30am - 12 noon at the Auditorium of the Manatee County Central Public Library. The Announcement Flyer for this meeting can be viewed by clicking this link. The handout for Ed Sandbach's presentation can be obtained from this link: Ed's Handout. This handout is in PDF Format and contains example pictures (size 1.8 MB).

*    "Historical Photographs and What They Tell You" , by Ed Sandbach. Ed is a professional photographer who will enlighten us relative to the key elements of historical photographs, enhancing faded or damaged photographs, and videotaping family members while discussing old photographs. Ed will also provide an estimated date for your old photos. If you have some date uncertainty re a photo, bring it for Ed to evaluate


*   "Bytes of Cookies", social affair after main meeting presentation; bring a small plate of cookies to the meeting to share. (No Computer SIG)


MGS ALL DAY SEMINAR  -  Saturday -  Feb.  6,  2016 - See top of this page for information. Save this DATE.


PAST MEETINGS:  Slides or Handouts

*  Some Past Handouts and Reference Material - -  can be found on our Publications page by clicking here.


*  Computer Special Interest Group --  MGS Computer SIG  past presentation slides are made available by Currie Colket. You can view Currie's Computer SIG presentation slides at this link:

Issues of  Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the Manatee Genealogical Society) are posted and archived to this websiteThe archived newsletters date from 2005 to Jan 2014, and are all PDF files that you can download and view with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Currently the publication of a Newsletter is suspended.  Go to  Publications . 


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