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


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.

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 provided.

FACEBOOK:   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 Facebook Page (link) will supplement our current website, and enhance our presence on social media.




   *  Tuesday, Jan. 9th,  2018:  10:15 am - 12:00 pm.

 "Eight Different Ways to Write or Compile Your Family History,"  by Peg Kapustiak. Ways to write or compile your family history vary from the easy to the more complex.  There is a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you compile one of your family’s histories. We will give you many practical tips and helps for sharing or publishing. Select a method that suits your personality…from the very simple to the more complex. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A period with the speaker and then a moderated open discussion period. More detail can be viewed using this link: Meeting Flyer. For a printable listing of all 2018 meetings use this link: 2018 MGS Meetings


 *  Open Discussion - 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 meetings.


*  HELP DESK: A HELP desk will be available at each meeting. The HELP desk will be staffed with experienced MGS members that can answer questions relative to your genealogical pursuits, or suggest sources to address your question.


Past Meeting Material:


*  Presentation slides for Peggy Jude's October 3rd, 2017 presentation on "Ramp-up Your Genealogy with Social Media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram - Are They for You?” can viewed at this Link.  The material is in PDF Format for viewing or download.


*  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.


*  More Past Meeting 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:

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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