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PGS News
Text Box: Volume 12 Issue 03     March  2007

Text Box: MEETINGS
 
Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS) meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Jenkins Auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests welcomed. 
 
Mar. 17th – Paul Enchelmayer – Storing & Restoring Family Photos in the Digital Age 
[NOTE: This meeting will be held in the Youth Room of the Library. After this March meeting, we will again meet in the Jenkins Room.]
 
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Text Box: MEMBERSHIP
The Pinellas Genealogy Society’s mission is to further genealogical research and preservation of Pinellas County genealogy materials. New members are welcomed at all times during the year. And speaking of NEW MEMBERS….give a welcome to:
   Vicki Herman           Gary Coil
   Leo P. Flanagan        Roxanne Krauss
 
The heart and soul of the PGS are its members. Do you know anyone who would like to explore genealogy? Bring them to a meeting and introduce them to the subject and to the Society.

Text Box: EDUCATION
There are lots of classes available now. Be sure and sign up for the ones you want.
Although they are free, you must register for the following classes to reserve a seat by calling or emailing Peter Summers (727-535-3093) (ppsummers@yahoo.com)
Courthouse Documents (What are they, how to find them, how to use them)
   22 Feb, 5 PM, Local History Room (2d. Floor of the Library)
   08 Mar, 5 PM, Local History Room
Using MS Excel For Genealogy (Keep track of census and other lists, sort easily, reorder without retyping or even cutting and pasting)
   21 Feb, 12 PM, Local History Room
   31 Mar, 10 AM, Local History Room
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Text Box: WEB-BASED GENEALOGY
 
In the 13 Feb. issue of his newsletter, Dick Eastman describes a web-based genealogy program that can be useful for collaborative family research. The information is posted on the web and can be accessed, edited and shared with other family researchers. This was discussed briefly at the last Society General Meeting, but you might want to see more about it. 
Read Dick's review  at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_
genealogy/2007/02/phpgedview.html
The program itself is described at http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/

Text Box: NEW MATERIALS IN
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS 
 
Researching Armaugh Ancestors: A practical guide for the family and local historian [929.1072041661 Maxwell]
A History of the Roeliff Jansen Area [929.374739 History]
Sunbury Pennsylvania 1772-1972 [929.374831 Snyder]
(S)Challiols Around the World: A Family History from 1283 to 2005 [929.2]
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 3-6, 11-24 [929.374 New]
Year Book of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vol 1891, 1893-1896 [292.3746 Year Book]
Year Book of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vol 1892 [292.3746 Year Book]
Year Book of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vol 1893-1896 [292.3746 Year Book]
The Channel Islands Family History Journal 1984-86 [929.34234 Channel]
Getting Started in Genealogy Online [929.10285 Dollarhide]
 

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Using MS Word For Genealogy (Use it for not only correspondence, but publishing, displaying photos, and more.)
   27 Mar, 11 AM, Local History Room
   02 Apr, 11 AM, Local History Room
PAF Users Group (Questions and answers on using this popular free genealogy program.)
   10 Mar, 10 AM, Local History Room
The above classes are free but seating is limited so you must pre-register by contacting Peter Summers.
 
There are three classes that are going to be offered on a regular basis from now on by Joyce Bak, the Genealogy Librarian. These classes are free, but also have limited seating so to register you should call  the Library at 587-6715 ext 2514. Here are those classes:
 
   Getting Started in Genealogy (This is a fundamentals course, but is useful for beginner and experienced genealogist alike. Learn good techniques and brush up on the basics.) 12 Mar from 1-3PM in the Local History Room on the 2d floor of the Library.
   The In’s and Out’s of Ancestry.com (Focuses on using this popular program to find what Ancestry.com has to offer. This is a hands-on course.) 14 Mar from 1-3PM in the computer lab on the first floor of the Library.
   Using the Genealogy Databases at the Largo Public Library (This is also a hands-on course. It will cover the databases accessible from the Library as well as those you can get to from home using your library card.) 21 Mar from 1-3PM in the computer lab on the first floor of the Library.
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Text Box: PGS BOOKS FOR SALE
 
Purchasing information can be found at  www.rootsweb.com\~flpgs\pgs-forsale.htm.
CYCADIA CEMETERY, Tarpon Springs
 HOLY SPIRIT EPISCOPAL CEMETERY, Safety Harbor
LARGO CEMETERY, Largo
LONE PILGRIM CEMETERY, Seminole
MCMULLEN CEMETERY, Clearwater
ROUSSEAU CEMETERY, Clearwater
SERENITY GARDENS,  A-K, Largo
SERENITY GARDENS, L-Z, Largo
SERENITY GARDENS - ANONA PIONEER CEMETERY; Largo
SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY, St. Petersburg
SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY VOL II, St. Petersburg
SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY VOL III. St. Petersburg
GARDEN SANCTUARY CEMETERY. Seminole
GARDEN SANCTUARY CEMETERY, SUPPLEMENT. Seminole
SEMINOLE CEMETERY. St. Petersburg
BUSSEY FUNERAL HOME RECORDS 1895-1910, St. Petersburg
CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Largo
NECROLOGY INDEX ST. PETE TIMES & INDEPENDENT 1901-1935
GREENWOOD CEMETERY, St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG TOWN 1900
EPISCOPAL CHURCH INTERMENTS IN SOUTH PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. South Pinellas County
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CONSTANTINE WILLIAMS – CREATOR OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Alexander Funeral Home Records 1917-1947. Clearwater
Lincoln Cemetery

Text Box: THE PINELLAS GENEALOGIST
 
This official publication of the Pinellas Genealogy Society is issued free of charge to paid-up members of the Society.  Authors and compilers (members and non-members alike) are welcome and encouraged to submit articles for publication. Also appreciated are stories of research trips and reviews
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Apr. 21st – Peter Summers – Finding Civil War Ancestors...Beyond Ancestry.com
 
May 19th – Carla Kerns —  How Librarians do their own Genealogy Research.
 
Do you have ideas for programs or speakers you would like to hear during our meetings? If you do, let us hear from you. Contact Sally Brown:  muz@tampabay.rr.com  
 
NOTE: Did you notice that the panel on publishing which was on the program list last month has disappeared? It is not gone for good...it has been rescheduled for November so that more members will be able to attend.

Text Box: Attention Pennsylvanians
 
    If you have ancestry in Pennsylvania, this site may be very helpful. Although the site is a "Pay" site, the Pennsylvania Archives section is free. The company is working with NARA in a huge digitization project. 
    It is unique to find the full sequence of the Pennsylvania Archives available online. It is comprised of some 132 volumes within 10 series. Each series, 1 through 9, plus the Colonial Records series, is available here for you to access. In addition to military, tax, marriage, and land records, these collections cover important periods of Pennsylvania's history. 
    Visit the site to search or browse the archives at http://www.footnote.com/freedocuments.php

Text Box: Murphy's Laws of Genealogy
 
    The records you need for your family history were in the courthouse that burned. 
    John, son of Thomas, the immigrant whom your relatives claim as immigrant ancestor, died on board ship at the age of twelve. 
    The public ceremony in which your distinguished ancestor participated when the platform collapsed turned out to be a hanging. 
 
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"I had quite a problem making a GEDCOM transfer of one of my ancestors into another genealogy program. Things got so bad I had to give him mouse to mouse resuscitation!"

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of printed or computerized genealogy materials. New items of genealogical reference are also gratefully accepted.  The submission Deadlines: February 15th (Spring issue); May 15th (Summer issue); August 15th (Fall issue); November 15th (Winter issue). Send submissions to: wallacewd@juno.com

Text Box: EDITOR’S NOTE:
Our goal is to keep PGS members, library volunteers, and visitors up to date on events, classes, new acquisitions and more. Do you have an idea on how to improve this newsletter? Is there something you would like to share with others such as a genealogy tip, a website, or an upcoming event? Please email ppsummers@yahoo.com; Subject Line: PGS News. 
 
[NOTE: The PGS bears no responsibility for products or services listed in this publication. Any non-copyrighted materials appearing in this publication may be borrowed and published if not for profit. Original source must be cited.]

Text Box: You Know You’re a Genealogy Addict When...
 
When you brake for libraries. 
If you get locked in a library overnight and you never even notice. 
When you hyperventilate at the sight of an old cemetery. 
If you'd rather browse in a cemetery than a shopping mall. 
When you think every home should have a microfilm reader. 
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Computer Interest Group (CIG)
This group meets monthly at 9:45 A.M. in the Jenkins Auditorium on the third Saturday of each month just prior to the regular PGS meeting. This forum is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. [NOTE: For the month of March, there will be NO CIG meeting. We know this event is popular, but schedules prevent a meeting in March.] There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. The CIG is led by Bob Bryan - BBryan84@gmail.com.
The Family Tree Maker Group (FTM) 
FTM enthusiasts meet the first Saturday of each month, October through May, at 10:00 A.M. in the Jenkins Auditorium. Each session lasts approximately two hours. There is no fee for this workshop led by Karen Keegan:  acromantulas@juno.com 
And finally…is there some instruction that you would like the PGS to explore and possibly make available to you? Or is there some instruction you are willing to give that you think other genealogists would be interested in? If there is, please contact Peter Summers, Education Chair at ppsummers@yahoo.com; Subject Line: PGS Education. The PGS succeeds due to the involvement of its members…either in stating interest or in volunteering expertise. Get involved! 
Text Box: A LITTLE FUN
 
Who are these people to you?
 
1. Father's brother's uncle's sister?
2. Grandmother's nephew's daughter?
3. Aunt's mother's father's wife?
4. Mother's aunt's grandson?
5. Brother's son's sister's mother?
6. Cousin's aunt's daughter's brother's?
7. Sister-in-law's father-in-law's grandson?
8. Sister's father's stepson's mother?

Text Box: GET YOUR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTIONS HERE
 
The Rootsweb Review Newsletter can be a good source of information. You can subscribe to it at http://newsletters.rootsweb.com/ You may also look at the current issue and browse the archives since 1998 at the same site. Check it out.

Text Box: Thanks to the “Wit and Wisdom” Genealogy website for the clever games, sayings, and fun things in the News this month.
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