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Volume 8, Issue 2

February 2003

Previous Issue

Meetings
Chris Kelly, President of the Roser Park Neighborhood Association, and guest speaker at the January meeting, described the restoration project of the historic Greenwood cemetery in St. Petersburg. Greenwood Cemetery is the final resting spot for many early Pinellas County settlers, including Silas Dent, the Cabbage Key hermit. Chris thanked the society members for their assistance and support in the restoration and credited our Greenwood Cemetery book as the inspiration that brought this project together. Special thanks to Lesleigh for fostering this relationship with the Roser Park Neighborhood Association and thanks to Chris Kelly for sharing with our group.

There has been a change in our board of officers since the posting from our last election. Please welcome Gladys Evan as our new Vice-President. Thanks to Al Hamilton for all his hard work last year in this position.
THE 2003 CALENDAR
All meetings begin at 11:00 AM in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend. The Computer Interest Group meets before the general meeting at 9:45 AM.
Classes
See the February classes on the 2003 Calendar.
If you have a special interest that you think we could build a group around please share it with Bette Raup or Mercedes Bleatttler.
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!

HeritageQuest online database is NOW AVAILABLE from your HOME computer through the virtual library link on the Largo library website.
          www.tblc.org/largo/databases.htm
You will need to enter the bar code from your library card for access. HeritageQuest now includes census index and images for the following years:
          1790, 1800, 1810, 1870, 1910

Sorry, but remote access is NOT available for AncestryPlus due to licensing agreements.


          February 14-15, 2003
Florida Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its annual conference at the Largo Cultural Center, Largo, Fl.
Featured Speaker:
          Diane Van Skiver Gagel M.A.
For more information contact bushonghostetlergen@verizon.net or HARMOLES@aol.com


At the February 4th Largo City Commission Meeting, Lesleigh Butts presented PGS’s $2,000 contribution to the Largo Library Building Fund. The new library will feature an expanded Genealogy Wing to house our overflowing collection. The successful working partnership between the society and the Largo Library continues to flourish and this contribution sends a strong show of support for creating a premiere genealogy center in Pinellas County.

2 NEW ITEMS FOR SALE
BUSSEY FUNERAL HOME RECORDS, St. Petersburg, Fl, 2002. 92 pgs, 557 entries, photocopies of the Register of Funerals. $10.00+tax+S/H

GREENWOOD CEMETERY, St. Petersburg, 2002. 263 pgs., 1329 entries, history, photos, obits, maps and more. $31.00+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.
  4. Share your experiences at genealogy libraries your visited with the society by writing a small article for the newsletter.
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. 

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