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

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 will  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 this period. 


NEXT MEETING  (Bethel Baptist Church), 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.


*   "Front Page News (and Beyond): Finding Archived Newspapers", presented by Drew Smith, one 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 library.


*      Computer Special Interest Group (starting about 11:15am). The topic will be, " Finding Pictures of Your Ancestors on the Internet"


 PAST MEETINGS:  Slides or Handouts

*  Some 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:

Issues of  Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the Manatee Genealogical Society) are posted and archived to this websiteThe 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 . 


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