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Volume 6, Issue 5

May 2001

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Protect your family heirlooms - The April 21, 2001 Meeting
Protect your family heirlooms Fighting crime is easy if you follow a few basic rules. Joe Pine from Metro Crime Prevention of Florida shared tips on "How to Take Control of Our Lives and Stop Living in Fear." Mr. Pine reminded women to let go of their purses when a snatching occurs (nothing in there is worth your life!). Ways to burglar-proof your home were also discussed. Did you know hearing "voices" inside your home will keep a burglar away? Thanks, Bob Tanner for arranging this meeting!
The Annual Picnic is here!
The 2001 Annual PGS Picnic in the Park will be held on Sunday, May 20th from 1 to 4:30 pm in Shelter #1 at Largo Central Park. Each year, many of our PGS members and their families gather to share food, drink, laughter and family stories. Many new "cousins" have been discovered during picnic conversations! Bring your drinks, a side dish and a story to share and a chair or two. More information will be provided at the May PGS meeting, or call the volunteer desk at 586-7410.
Ancestry.com is now available
The "WebPac" terminal (which is the Windows-type computer catalog) next to the Genealogy computers now gives access to Ancestry.com.  Thanks to a grant from the PPLC, our patrons receive complete access to all the databases, including those available to paid subscribers only. This means all those hits you get can be viewed at the Largo Library at no cost to you!  At the main window of the WebPac, use the mouse to click on "Other Databases" then click on "Ancestry Information". The Ancestry.com opening screen will appear. We do ask that you limit your use of this database to 30 minutes IF others are waiting. Happy searching!
From Pauline’s Desk  New Maps in the Map Cabinet
Germany (18th century) Drawer 7
Canada-- Nova Scotia—Louisbourg—Plan of the Port, Plan of the Town, a perspective and an appendix—all in Drawer 7 (International Maps)
PGS wins Florida Library Association award
At the Florida Library Association 2001 Annual Conference, the Pinellas Genealogy Society was awarded the “Library Service Enhancement” plaque, acknowledging the partnership between Largo Library and PGS. A notebook filled with information detailing the relationship between Largo Library and PGS was presented to the FLA award committee for consideration and was instrumental in the committee’s decision. (In other words, they loved it!)
Computers In Genealogy
The Computer Interest Group is a forum for genealogists to discuss computer programs, Internet discoveries and solutions to problems.  The CIG meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, following the regular PGS 
meetings, about 12:30pm, in the lobby -- 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 Bob Raup 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!  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. 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!
• If you visit other libraries OR historical societies this year, Ginger Brengle would love a copy of any flyers or brochures about those libraries. Thanks! (I love the ones I have received so far !– GB)
• 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! 
We moved furniture again!
We love to drive everyone crazy with our furniture moves (kidding!). The Vertical File cabinet is now on the east wall, next to the study tables. The maps are now up front across from the volunteer desk in nice big cabinets. The 
microfiche cabinet is next to the Vertical File cabinet on the East wall. This summer we will be shifting books again, as several areas (especially on the last aisle) are extremely overcrowded. If anyone knows where we can get our hands on a shelf-stretcher, let us know.
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 this Spring to drop us a note and let us know how we are doing. Any ideas for new classes or programs? Any idea where we can fit more shelving ?!?! We appreciate your advice and ideas.
NEW CEMETERY BOOK PRINTED
Sunnyside Cemetery - 2000 Interment Supplement -- St. Petersburg, Florida, 2001.  Includes a history, 109 interments, Cemetery Photos, 24 pages of Obituaries, Cemetery Layout Map, Plot Maps of Section A and portion of B (The old section of cemetery). Only $14.00 plus shipping, if needed.

(Check out our other books for sale.)

MORE CEMETERY COMMITTEE NEWS
Ann Cantlin and Lesleigh Butts have made a video tour of many of the cemeteries of Pinellas County - from Safety Harbor to St. Pete. There are two tapes and they turned out great! Ann really has a feel for the camera shots, etc. Bill Wallace made an appearance to talk about the Clearwater Cemetery. These videos will be shown at PGS meetings as time allows. For more information email Lesleigh Butts at: < tolaite@tampabay.rr.com >. 
Check out the new materials in Special Collections

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