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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.

NOTE - NEW MEETING START TIME:  All of our regular monthly meetings will be moved to a later time to be consistent with the Library opening time of 10 AM on Tuesdays. Meetings will begin after room setup, etc. (10:15 - 10:30 AM)


   *  Tuesday, November 1, 2016:  10:15 am - 12:30 pm. The topic for our meeting will be:  "Cemetery Transcription and Headstone Cleaning", presented by Rebecca "Becky" O'Sullivan, M.A.. Becky is the Public Archeology Coordinator II, of the Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN) West Central Regional Center. Learn best practices for recording and cleaning historic grave markers in this presentation on cemetery preservation an maintenance. Click the link Meeting Flyer for a more details on this meeting.

*  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.


Past Meeting Material:


*  Some 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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