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.
BEGINNINER'S GENEALOGY (Free Workshop):
The next Class/Workshop (3 Sessions) will start on Monday
October 19, 2015, presented by Phyllis Doucette. For details
UPCOMING MEETING :
November 3rd, 2015: 9:30am -
12 noon at the
is the Auditorium of the Manatee
County Central Public Library
"Accessing Land Records Online",
by Susan Lewis Well. Probably the most important news about land records in the
last decade is that a vast number are available online. All local deed
repositories have a web presence, and the federal General Land Office has a
wonderful site for descendants of pioneers who were the first private owners of
government owned land. Learn how to make the most of these valuable records.
Computer Special Interest Group (starting about 11:15am). Topic and speaker to be selected; no
topic to announce at this time.
PAST MEETINGS: Slides
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:
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 .