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)
UPCOMING MEETING :
Tuesday, November 1, 2016: 10:15 am - 12:30
pm. The topic for our meeting will be:
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.
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
Past Meeting Material:
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:
Cracker Crumbs (the Newsletter of the
Manatee Genealogical Society) are posted and archived to this
website. The 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 .