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:
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).
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.
ARE YOU JUST BEGINNING YOUR
RESEARCH? Then you should explore our
Getting Started and Research pages located
on this site. Links to much instructional material and content are
We are very pleased
to announce that the Manatee Genealogical Society is now on
Facebook. You can follow us and receive up-to-the-minute
information on our meetings and events. Our site is a public site and
open to anyone to follow. Our
Page (link) will supplement our current website, and enhance our
presence on social media.
UPCOMING MEETING :
May 2, 2017: 10:15 am - 12:00 pm,
The topic is: "Ask
the Experts". A panel of genealogy
practitioners and experienced researchers will field attendees’
questions and concerns about individual research projects. Please submit
questions in advance to MGS
Society or ask at the meeting. See
Meeting Flyer at this
Discussion - "Ask the Experts" includes this portion of the
meeting. Following the principal presentation there will be a
Q&A period with the speaker, and then a moderated open discussion period
relative to genealogical topics of interest to attendees. Attendees are
encouraged to ask questions relative to their issues or "brick walls",
and hopefully get help from MGS members and meeting attendees. We are
making this open discussion period a regular part of our monthly
Past Meeting Material:
Presentation slides for
Kathleen J. Callanan's
April 4th, 2017 presentation on
"Genetic Genealogy: DNA Results and Triangulation Techniques."
can viewed at this
Link. Additional material provided by Kathleen can be viewed at this
Link. The material is in PDF
Format for viewing or download.
Reference Material for Bryan Mulcahy's March 7th presentation on
Canadian Genealogy can be found on the
Publications Page. The material is in PDF
Format for viewing or download.
Handouts and Reference Material - can be found on our Publications
page by clicking here.
Computer Special Interest Group
MGS Computer SIG past
presentation slides were made available by Currie Colket. You can view Currie's Computer
SIG presentation slides at this link:
Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the
Manatee Genealogical Society) are posted and archived to this
website. The 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 .