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Program for 2012 - Classes and educational opportunities can be found here
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For information about our prior seminar (2011), please click here.

21 Jan - Debra Fleming - Your Medical Heritage: How Genealogy can Save Your Life 18 Feb - Annual Business Meeting

11 Feb - Annual Seminar
17 Mar - Paul Enchelmayer - The Deceptive Ancestor?  Separating Family Fiction from Fact

31 Mar, Noon to 4 PM - Family History Assistance Day - In cooperation with Largo Public Library, genealogists from Pinellas Genealogy Society will help you find your ancestors. Free, individual assistance will be provided to each person who comes. Be sure to bring what you know (names, dates, places for birth, marriage, death, and residence) concerning your parents, grandparents, g-grandparents. We will help you find earlier generations. Contact Bob Bryan at or 727-595-4521 if you have questions.

21 Apr - Lynne Brown - History's Mysteries: The Genealogy of a Town
Lynne is the author of Images of America and Gulfport: A Definitive History, vols I and II.  She is a board member of the Gulfport Historical Society, Gulfport Arts Center and Friends of the Gulfport Library.

19 May - Joanne Ryder - Surname Search: - Ya Gotta Think Out of the Box - Joanne served as President of the Charlotte County Genealogical Society for 2002-3.  She was the editor of their newsletter, Geneagram, for 10 years.  She taught Genealogy on the Internet at Edison College through the Learning in Retirement Program.  She was awarded the FSGS Genealogy Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004 and 2005. 16 Jun - Jim Schnur and Kate Stanfield - Pioneer Pinellas: A Methodist Register and the Quest for Independence - Jim is the Special Collections Librarian at USF St Petersburg, and Kate is a graduate student at the USF School of Information.  Kate will describe her work reviewing the contents of a late nineteenth century Methodist register that documents some of the earliest church rosters in what was then western Hillsborough County. Most of the lists of pioneer families predate the arrival of the Orange Belt Railway in 1888 or the earliest establishment of St. Petersburg. This document is part of the Special Collections and University Archives at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg. Jim will then offer a discussion of the events leading up to the independence of Pinellas from Hillsborough in 1912.
21 Jul - Field trip to the Florida Holocaust Museum, located at 55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL. 18 Aug - Peter Summers - The War of 1812: What Happened, Where are the Records 15 Sep - Patricia Charpentier - Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life - One Bite at a Time - An informative presentation that focuses on the different methods of preserving family history and how to take facts of ancestral information, like names, places and dates, and turn them into interesting and enjoyable stories without fictionalizing the material
20 Oct - Sharon Tate Moody - A Strategy for Research Success: How to Analyze Your Evidence and Plan Your Next Step - Finding documents and evidence about your ancestors is just the beginning. Whether or not your research is successful depends on the ability to analyze what you find and to plan the next step. You must learn to see the big picture. 17 Nov - Jim and Terry Willard - Acadians: Search for Your French Canadian Ancestors - Terry and Jim where co-hosts for the popular PBS television series Ancestors from 1995 to 2000.  They have both has active careers in education. 15 Dec - Holiday Party and Heirloom Show and Tell

All meetings, except where noted, begin at 11:00 AM ET in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Public Library. Guests are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.
The Computer Interest Group meets at 10:00 AM before the general meeting in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Library.

Classes can be found here

**NOTE: There will NOT be a meeting of the Board during June, July, August.**
Prior year calendar may be found here.

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