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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, Oct 3rd,  2017:  10:15 am - 12:00 pm. The topic for this meeting will be, “Ramp-up Your Genealogy with Social Media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and lnstagram - Are They for You?” Presentation by Peggy Jude. Peggy is an MGS  board member  and administrator for the MGS Facebook page. The presentation will cover the topic of using Social Media to enhance your Genealogical Research. Join us and find out how these resources can assist your search and make a real difference in developing, documenting and preserving your family history. More detail can be viewed using this link: Meeting Flyer


Past Meeting Material:


*  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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