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Volume 7, Issue 4

April 2002

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Meetings
At the March meeting, Largo Librarian Mercedes Bleattler detailed the hidden treasures to be found in the Largo Library genealogy collection. The collection keeps growing and growing. Those of you who may think you have exhausted all Largo’s resources in the past are encouraged to come back for a second look. There might be a new CD, book, or online database with just the clue you need.

THE 2002 CALENDAR
All meetings begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.
THE 1930 CENSUS IS COMING!!!
The Largo Library has submitted our order to ProQuest for most of the 1930 Federal Population Census. We only had $30,000 to spend so the following states did not make the first year cut: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. They will be ordered next year and in the meantime can be obtained through loan from AGGL or the Family History Center. We anticipate delivery in late April.
From Pauline’s Desk…
New Map
Hunterdon County – New Jersey – 1700 Series A to H (Drawer 3)
Computers In Genealogy
The Computer Interest Group is a forum for genealogists to discuss computer programs, Internet discoveries and solutions to problems. This lively group meets at 9:45 am, before the regular PGS meeting, in the Jenkins Room. Guests are welcomed—hurry in – seats fill up fast!! For more information, or to join the email discussion list, email Bob Bryan
PGS Quarterly needs you!
If you have queries, please turn them in to William Wallace or to the Volunteer Desk for inclusion in the next issue of The Pinellas Genealogist. Remember, this issue will be mailed out all over the country! Local members will now be receiving their quarterly at the PGS Saturday meeting.
The Editor would also appreciate stories of your research trips and reviews of printed or computerized genealogy materials. Naturally, Pinellas County material is always needed. PGS Members: Up to two queries are free!! Thank you for your continued support of our quarterly!
News from Special Collections
• When calling the Largo Library with questions relating to genealogy, please use the number for the Genealogy Help Desk: 586-7410.
• Please do not re-shelve books or return other materials. Our volunteers count each item returned as a statistic. These counts help us to determine our peak times for service and areas of high demand. Thank you!
• Please continue to bring in flyers or brochures about libraries you visit this year. Thanks! 
• When using the microfilm, please rewind the film before returning it to its box. Please do not remove the take-up reel; this will only leave the film in an upside-down and backwards state! 
LOOK!
The Florida State Genealogy Society has chosen St. Petersburg as the location for their annual conference this November. The Pinellas Genealogy Society has been asked to be the local host. This is a great opportunity to show the rest of the state what Pinellas County has to offer. Mercedes Bleattler, local conference chair, will present more details soon. Don’t worry; there will be jobs for everyone!
HIDDEN GEM OF THE MONTH
Pinellas Pioneer Project
This microfilm project includes vital records and information concerning families who resided in Pinellas County during the 100 year period from 1845 to 1945. It is arranged alphabetically by surname of the head of the household and is found in the Florida microfilm cabinet. There is also an online index loaded on Genealogy Computer #3 (click on the icon “ACCESS”). Online you can locate women by both maiden or married names and also children of the families.
2 NEW ITEMS FOR SALE
CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Largo, 2001. 170 pgs., 3,671 entries, history, photos, obits., maps, more. $19.50+tax+S/H.
NECROLOGY INDEX ST. PETE TIMES & INDEPENDENT 1901-1935. 80 pages of Pinellas Obits from Times and Independent. $10.25+tax+S/H.

Shipping and handling for all books is 1-2 books, $5.00; 3-4 books, $8.00.

(Check out our other books for sale.)

BEFORE YOU GO ON VACATION…
1. Check out the Vertical File! It is located between the microfiche cabinet and the military books. Inside you will find file folders with materials from libraries around the country. 
2. Check out the Road Maps! They are now in the first drawer of the Manuscript File cabinets next to the volunteer desk. 
3. Remind yourself to collect and bring back to share newsletters and handouts from the libraries you visit.
Check out the new materials in Special Collections
SUGGESTION BOX
In the genealogy area of Special Collections, on a cabinet next to the Federal census film cabinets, is a Suggestion Box. Please take the time to drop us a note and let us know how we are doing. Any new ideas for new classes or programs? Any requests for books or films to order? We appreciate your advice. 
Lesleigh Butts has created FlipAlbums of the 2001 seminar which are now available for purchase. The cost is $10. If interested email Lesleigh or call her at (727) 398-5378.

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