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Program for 2009 - Please see below for educational opportunities
See Google Calendar view here Also view our events blog here For information about our upcoming 2010 Seminar, please click here For information about our prior seminar (2009), please click here.

17 Jan - Annual Business Meeting, with vote on new By-Laws 21 Feb - Paul Enchelmayer -  “Unconventional Genealogy Research: Of Privies and Progenitors”
Outhouse archaeology, eBay tricks, and Internet phonebooks are just some of the non-traditional tools used to solve family history mysteries. The talk also includes a brief look at genealogy blogs, podcasts, RSS services, and other "WEB 2.0" services.   Note that this is a change in topic.

14 Feb - Annual Seminar
21 Mar - Officer Brett Rinehart - "Immigration - Current Laws and an Historic Overview"
Information for finding immigrants.

18 Apr - Drew Smith - Creating your own Blog

16 May - Debbie Hagner - When you get to Salt Lake what to expect - A virtual walk-a-bout 20 Jun - Sandra Rook - Pinellas County African American History Museum
18 Jul - Plumb House Tour - Led by Bill Wallace - Meet at the Plumb House, 1380 South Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Clearwater, FL. 15 Aug - Pinellas County 1917 Courthouse Tour - Led by Damon Hostetler - Meet at 324 S. Ft Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL.  We'll meet in the courtyard behind the building. 19 Sep - Brian Mulcahy - Evaluating Evidence: Do the Facts Fit the Circumstances
Brian is a Reference Librarian at the Ft Myers-Lee County Library
17 Oct - Debra Fleming - The Three D's - Deeds, Death and Divorce.  Debra is the principal of The Ancestry Detective, LLC, a genealogical research and speaker firm located in Pasco County, FL. 21 Nov - Terry and Jim Willard - Attacking Dead-ends
Jim and Terry Willard, Professional Genealogists and writers will discuss attacking your dean-ends.
19 Dec - Holiday Party, Elections and PGS Members Show and Tell - Bring your family heirlooms, photos or other interesting artifacts or documents.

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 9:45 AM before the general meeting in the Jenkins auditorium in the Largo Library.

Classes for 2009 (and some 2010)

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 (2009) are: 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 18 Apr, 16 May, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 21 Nov, 19 Dec.

Family Tree Maker (FTM) enthusiasts meet on the first Saturday of each month, September 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.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Bob Bryan.

FTM meeting dates this year (2009) are: 3 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 Mar (Open Forum), 4 Apr (Open Forum), 2 May (Open Forum), 5 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec.
FTM meeting dates for next year (2010) are: 2 Jan and 6 Feb.

Roots Magic User Group (RMUG)
Roots Magic enthusiasts meet the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 AM.  The workshop is led by Peter Summers.  These meetings are held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.

Meeting dates this year (2009) are: 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 22 Aug, 26 Sep, 24 Oct and 28 Nov.
Meeting dates next year (2010) are: 23 Jan and 27 Feb.
Family History Writers Workshop
This group meets  the 3d Tuesday each month at 6 PM in the Local History Room at the Largo Library. The focus is on actual writing with some discussion of tips and techniques. The workshop is led by Peter Summers: ppsummers@yahoo.com.

Meeting dates for 2009 are: 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct and 18 Nov.
Meeting dates for 2010: 19 Jan and 16 Feb.
Class Title or Description Nov 09 Dec 09 Jan 10 Feb 10
(Email Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com or call 727-595-4521 to reserve your space today.)        
African-American genealogy research -- Challenges and how to meet them 10th, 6 pm      
Ancestry.com--Search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of internet databases.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.   2nd, 10 am   22nd, 6 pm
Becoming a Certified Genealogist -- Steps toward certification. These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 3rd, 10 am      
Census Timelines — focuses on analyzing groups of similar questions asked in different census years, thus creating a time line of your ancestors' responses; it also looks at the instructions given to census takers--if you understand the questions, you can better understand the answers. This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 12th, 10 am   5th, 6 pm  
Census Tracking -- How to trace your ancestry through the Federal Census Records.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.   15th, 6 pm    
Civil War Ancestors -- How to locate and trace yours.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.       10th, 6 pm
Descendant research--Why and how you should research collateral lines.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     6th, 10 am  
Digital Cameras in Genealogy -- How to use this valuable tool.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     12th, 6 pm  
Documenting Your Sources--instruction on how to properly document sources in your research.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     13th, 6 pm  
Elements of Genealogical Proof: This class explains how to evaluate the evidence we collect as we build our family trees. Some sources are more reliable, some records bring us closer to the actual event, and some information is more “on point.” How do we rank all of this as we try to assemble genealogical “truth”? The class uses the “Genealogical Proof Standard” as the guide.   7th, 10 am    
Florida During Reconstruction: 1867-1868 Florida Voter Registration.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.        
Genealogy Numbering Systems and How to Use Them: Have you ever been confused by the array of numbers you see in printed genealogies? Family lineages presented in text format require an organizational system to allow the user to “easily” follow family lines. This class explains several of the most common systems you may come across, and may give you some ideas on how to construct your own.     21st, 10 am  
Getting the most out of familysearch.org--an introduction to the features and techniques of using this huge free database of the LDS Church.   This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 2nd, 6 pm 8th, 6 pm    
Getting the most out of Rootsweb.com--an introduction to the features and techniques of using this huge free source of genealogy information.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 10th, 10 am     9th, 6 pm
Getting Started in Genealogy--Basics on how to begin your family history research.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 19th, 10 am   4th, 6 pm  
Google your Family Tree—How to use this popular and powerful search engine in your genealogy research.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.        
Immigration Records and Ships Passenger Lists – How to Use Them: This class deals with the research of printed as well as on-line US immigration records and ship’s passenger lists. A research strategy is developed and examples of various sources are given as well as specific procedures and tips on how to do the actual research.       25th, 10 am
Indexing & Table of Contents generation using MSWord.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.   1st, 6 pm    
Internet genealogy—overview and techniques of how to effectively use the internet for research.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.       23rd, 6 pm
Internet Genealogy Sites Exploration.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     28th, 10 am  
Military Records -- How to find and use them.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     27th, 10 am  
Newspapers in Genealogical Research.  What you can find and where to find it.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     9th, 10 am  
Organizing Your Files—this class will demonstrate methods of systematically organizing your paper and computer files so that you will be able to find what you need.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.   16th, 6 pm    
Painless Publishing for Genealogy -- e-Books, print on demand, et al.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.     25th, 6 pm  
PERSI (Periodical Source Index)--Using this under utilized resource.  These classes will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.   16th, 10 am    
Photo Organization & Basic Image Enhancement.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 9th, 10 am     2nd, 6 pm
Photo Restoration using Photoshop Elements.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.   9th, 6 pm   17th, 10 am
Scanning/Optical Character Recognition (OCR) uses in Genealogy.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library. 16th, 10 am     8th, 6 pm
Using MS Excel In Genealogy--How to use this spreadsheet program effectively in your research.  This class will be held in the Local History Room on the second floor of the Largo Library.        
Using Voter Registration and Other Local History Records in Genealogy        

**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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