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Program for 2004 - Please see below for educational opportunities

17 Jan: Annual Business Meeting with special address by the Largo Library Capital Campaign Steering Committee
25 Jan: 2003 Seminar
21 Feb: Jim Schnur is Assistant Librarian for Special Collections and Archives at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg.  His topic will focus on the holdings at USF. He also encourages people to ask questions during his program. 20 Mar: Carole Andreani of PhotoCaro in Clearwater brings her expertise and guidance in photo restoration to PGS.
10 Apr: Tour and Discussion of the Largo Library Genealogy Department Resources and Services
17 Apr:
Mr. J. B. Starkey of the pioneer Starkey family will enliven and inspire us with stories of the "Cracker Cowboy"
24 Apr: Visit the Special Collections of the USF St. Petersburg Campus Library
1 May: PGS Spring Picnic - click here for details.
8 May:
J. B. Starkey's Flatwoods Adventures
15 May:
Denise Kleinrichert, topic: Prison Ship Argenta.  She will focus on her research methods and how it resulted in her book Republican Internment and the Prison Ship Argenta 1922.  She teaches an undergraduate course of Ethics & Business at the University of South Florida.  and has a BA Economics, Indiana University, an MLA Social & Political Thought, and finishing PhD in Philosophy.
19 June: Thomas J. Kemp; Topic: Virtual Roots. He will discuss Virtual Roots on the
World Wide Web. He is the Assistant Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut and also belongs to multitude of Genealogy Societies and is author of more that two-dozen books and data bases.
17 July: Damon Hostetler, Topic: Photography and Genealogy. 21 Aug: Debbe Hagner, Topic: Roots Magic. She will speak on “How To use Your Local Family History Library”. She is the President of West Pasco Genealogy Society and is an accredited genealogist through the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. 18 Sep: David Ellis, Topic: Copyright Laws.  David is an attorney on East Bay Drive in Largo practicing intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets; computer, cyberspace and Internet law; corporation and business law; entertainment and arts law; and franchise, licensing and contract law. Click here for a short biography.
16 Oct: Lisa Wagner - Librarian in charge of Special Collections John F. Germany Library (Tampa Library). Topic: The holdings at Tampa Library.
23 Oct: The Pinellas Genealogy Society is sponsoring a field trip to the Tampa Public Library on Saturday, October 23.  Lisa Wagner, Coordinator of the Special Collections (Genealogy) Section has agreed to take our group on a tour of the department and tell us about their holdings.
We will gather at the Largo Library at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, the 23rd, and carpool to the library to arrive at 10:00 a.m.  We will probably be spending two hours in Tampa. Pat Strait, Education Chair, will have a sign up sheet at the October 16th meeting.
20 Nov: Charlie Grandmaison, Topic: Translating French and German Languages.
Charlie is speaks French and has translated many foreign language documents using the  OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and language translation web sites.
18 Dec: Elections and Holiday Social

Here are some pictures from the meeting:
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All meetings 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 9:45 AM before the general meeting in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Library.

Classes for 2004

Family Tree Maker (FTM) enthusiasts meet on the first Saturday of each month, October through May, at 10:00 AM in the Jenkins Assembly Conference Room in the lobby of the Largo Library. Each session lasts approximately two hours.

The Family Tree Maker session scheduled for Saturday, December 4, will focus on scanning, photo editing and backing up your material. If you have any questions or comments please contact Karen Keegan.

There is no fee for this workshop, but donations to the Greater Largo Library Foundation for support of the New Library Building Fund are appreciated.

FTM meeting dates this year (2004) are: 3 Jan; 14 Feb; 6 Mar; 3 Apr; 1 May; 2 Oct; 6 Nov; 4 Dec.  For the beginning of 2005, the dates will be: 8 Jan (Library closed on 1 Jan); 5 Feb; 5 Mar; 2 Apr.

On Saturday, November 6, the Pinellas Genealogy Society offered a class entitled How to Get Started on Your Family Research.  It was held in the small conference room to the rear of the genealogy section of the library at 10:00 a.m. and run for two hours.  The cost of the class was $5.00.  Betty Raup led the class. 
We hope to follow this introductory session with a couple more during the winter months.  You will learn more about that on November 6.  You may come to the class without signing up in advance, but it will help Betty plan for handouts if you would be kind enough to e-mail Pat Strait, Education Chair, of your intention to attend.
The Computer Interest Group (CIG) or Computers in Genealogy group, meets at 9:45 A.M. in the Jenkins Assembly Conference Room on the third Saturday of each month just before the regular PGS meeting throughout the year. This forum is an informal discussion group in a question and answer format on anything related to the use of computers in genealogy. Typical subjects include: new websites, email problems, using digital cameras, scanners, downloading files and finding them on your computer, genealogy software programs, etc. There is no fee and all levels of computer expertise are welcome. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the e-mail discussion list, please contact Bob Bryan.

Computer Interest Group meetings this year (2004) are: 17 Jan; 21 Feb; 20 Mar; 17 Apr; 15 May; 19 Jun; 17 Jul; 21 Aug; 18 Sep; 16 Oct; 20 Nov; 18 Dec.

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

Updated 28 April 2013.  Pinellas Genealogy Society, Inc. All rights reserved.