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Volume 6, Issue 9

October 2001

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Meetings

September's meeting featured members sharing personal genealogy adventures and success stories. Roseanne Bronick described overcoming language barriers in Germany and finding her cousins in Ohio. Al Hamilton journeyed through Ohio and Illinois only to come back home to Dunedin, Fl., where the "Malones" had been waiting all along to be discovered. Bob Tanner shared a story of a dedication of one of his Revolutionary War ancestors. Genealogists love to hear success stories; thanks to all of you who shared yours on Saturday. 

Check out the 2001 calendar here.  Classes will begin in October.  See the schedule of classes remaining in 2001 here.

Volunteers
We are seeking friendly people interested in volunteering three hours a week assisting people in the Genealogy Department. This is also a great way to get a first peek at the new items in the collection. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please leave your name and number at the volunteer desk and the coordinator will call you.
From Pauline’s Desk…
New Items
We have had a generous donation of TreeTalk publications for Central New York researchers.
Annual Education Seminar
Check out the flyer and registration form for the 2002 Annual Seminar.
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: 727-586-7410.
• 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!
We now have the 56 CD set of the 1880 U.S. Census and National Index. It includes 50.5 million indexed names. You can search either nationally or regionally and it includes the viewing of neighboring families. 

The Florida State Genealogical Society 25th Annual Conference in Orlando is coming up soon on November 9-10. Information and registration forms are available at the Volunteer Desk.
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.
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.

(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

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