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 MGS Mailing List: Go to Mailing List
page and follow instructions, click here . 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, priority
for newsletter distribution, 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.
Tuesday - October 1st, 2013 9:30am - 12 noon.
Schedule for 2013/2014
is under development and will be announced and posted at a later date,
probably late August 2013.
Computer Special Interest Group (starting about 11:15am). The topic will be announced.
LAST MEETINGS: Slides
Past Handouts and Reference Material - - See our Publications
page for useful information click here .
Look near end of page. A considerable amount of Brian Mulcahy's Study
Guides can be found 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:
The latest issue of
Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the
Genealogical Society) is the Spring March 2013 issue which has been
distributed to members; the last edition (Winter 2012) is now posted/archived to this
website. The archived newsletters are PDF files that you can download and view with Adobe Acrobat
Reader. Go to Publications .
MGS Members receive a direct e-mailing of the Newsletter when published
(this saves a number of months; an advantage of membership).