Following tradition, PGS sponsored a holiday get-together at its December meeting. After a short business meeting, elections were held for the 2001 year. The results are: Bob Raup, President; Bob Tanner, Vice-President; Barbara Pardun, Recording Secretary; Damon Hostetler,Treasurer and Seminar Trustee; Charles Grandmaison, Financial Trustee; Marjorie Hazel, Resident Agent; Bette Raup, Education Trustee; Lesleigh Butts, Corresponding Secretary. Bob Raup is the Quarterly Editor and Rosanne Bronick is the Project Director. PGS members thank these folks for stepping up and taking charge!! The Holiday Social was a time for sharing genealogy information and stories. It was also a great time to cheat on that diet! Thanks go to all those who donated food and thanks to the Hostetlers for the initial set-up and the beverages!
CLASSES WILL RETURN AFTER THE PGS ANNUAL SEMINAR IN JANUARY
Thank you for your continued support !
From Pauline's Desk…
NEW MAPS and CHARTS
Genealogy chart of the Australian family of Robert Matteson Vaughn. 1833. (Roll P) Index to topography of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. (Roll Red) Michigan - Livonia 1876. (Drawer 3) New York - Rochester (Drawer 3) Vermont - Shaftsbury (Drawer 5) This one shows landowners' names.
DNA PROJECT SIGN-UP
The Brigham Young University's DNA study program is moving across the country. In order to invite them here, we need 100 signatures. Please sign the sheets at the volunteer desk if you are interested in your DNA make-up. For more information about this project, see Charlie Grandmaison or read the information on the bulletin board over the manuscript file cabinets.COMPUTERS IN GENEALOGY
The Computer Interest Group is a forum for genealogists to discuss computer programs and Internet discoveries. The CIG meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, following the regular PGS meetings, about 12:30pm, in the Jenkins Room. Guests are welcomed—hurry in – seats fill up fast!! Email Bob Bryan at: BBryan84@aol.com.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. • The Family History Center, 9001 106th Ave. N. is open on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm and Wed/Thurs. from 9am to 9pm. • 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! • Please excuse the computer trouble we are experiencing with computer #1. The technical staff in Salt Lake City tried to help us, but to no avail. Now, our city computer expert is attempting to write a program to compensate. Please bear with us! Thank you.THE PINELLAS GENEALOGIST
FEBRUARY 1st is the next deadline for the quarterly. We are in need of QUERIES, book reviews, research stories and computer research information. If you traveled this year, please write a brief evaluation of the libraries you visited.PGS MEMBERS: Queries are FREE!!!
RESEARCH TRIPS ARE SET
ORLANDO LIBRARY Saturday, March 10th; 8AM to 6PM $20 for PGS members; $25 for non-members Transportation this trip will be by bus. BELLEVIEW BILTMORE TOUR Sunday, February 4th, 11AM to about 1:30 PM This historical tour will include a luncheon. Chicken picatta will be served. Approximate costs will be around $15. Details to come. Sign up now at the Genealogy desk to reserve a seat.PEDIGREE PROJECT
Pat Grandmaison reports that the PGS member pedigree charts are now indexed. The index is in the 4-generation pedigree chart notebook located on the CD-ROM cabinet behind the volunteer desk. If you would like to contribute to this project, submit your 4-generation charts to the genealogy office. At least two of our members are clearly related to each other - could one of them be you?NEW CEMETERY BOOKS
Three new cemetery books have been created by our fabulous Cemetery Committee! The first Garden Sanctuary is $40. This book is a beauty - and 2 inches thick! Seminole Cemetery is the second title and it is $36. Finally, the long-awaited update to Sunnyside Cemetery, covering January to December of 1999. This volume will run $12. All books mailed out are subject to postage costs. Chock full of names, dates, and photos, any of these books would make an excellent GIFT to family or favorite library back home. Stop by the genealogy office to sneak a peek!MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 11:00 a.m. in the auditorium in the Largo Public Library foyer. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.Computers In Genealogy
The Computer Interest Group is a forum for genealogists to discuss computer programs and Internet discoveries. The CIG meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, following the regular PGS meetings, about noon, in the rear conference room of Special Collections. Guests are welcomed— hurry in – seats fill up fast!! Email Bob Bryan at: BBryan84@aol.com.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. • The Family History Center, 9001 106th Ave. N. (off of Starkey Road, south of Bryan Dairy Road) is open on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm and Wed/Thurs. from 9am to 9pm. • If you visit other libraries this year, Ginger Brengle would love a copy of any flyers or brochures about those libraries.