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.
For Future Meetings in the
months of FEB, MAR & APR 2015, our meeting location
be the Bethel Baptist Church facility on 30th Ave West in
Bradenton, FL click here for map.
The Main Manatee Library will be closed for renovations during
Feb. 3, 2015: 9:30am - 12 noon.
NOTE MEETING LOCATION
is the Bethel Baptist Church.
The announcement Flyer for this
meeting (in PDF format) can be viewed here.
Page News (and Beyond): Finding Archived Newspapers", presented by Drew
of the "Genealogy Guys".
Drew's presentation will demonstrate the value of using newspaper searches in
your genealogy research. The stories from ancestors' lives, from birth to death
and everything in between, can be found in the pages of archived newspapers.
Learn whether those stories are already somewhere online or on microform in a
Computer Special Interest Group (starting about 11:15am). The topic will be, "
Finding Pictures of Your Ancestors on the Internet"
PAST MEETINGS: Slides
Past Handouts and Reference Material - - The
"Immigration to North America
& Naturalization" reference material by
Bryan Mulcahy can be found on our Publications page
under the title Bryan Mulcahy's March 4th, 2014 Presentation 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:
Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the
Manatee Genealogical Society) are posted and archived to this
website. The archived newsletters date from
2005 to present, and are all PDF files that you can download and view with Adobe Acrobat
Reader. Go to Publications .