The Suncoast Genealogy Society is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the teaching of modern and ethical genealogy research techniques to the membership and general public, through the use of meetings, workshops, lectures, field trips and other educational activities.

The organization started out as the Palm Harbor Area Genealogy Society in April 1983 and had their first formal meeting on May 16, 1983. The original members were an offshoot of a genealogy class taught at the old Palm Harbor Library by Shirley Kaufhold.

Officiers for 2013 - 2014 are:

President - John Mangan

Vice President (Membership) - Peggy Toohey

Vice President (Programs) - Vacant

Secretary - Jean Van Horn

Treasurer - Eugene Girardi

Directors - Lew Harris, Coarlee Eikel, Doris Girardi

The Society meets the on the 4th Saturday of the month, at 2 pm, at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. There are no meetings in Dec. Guests are always welcome.

SGS members offer genealogy assistance in the Reference Department of the Palm Harbor Library 1pm - 4pm Tues., Wed. & Thurs.

SGS General Meetings Schedule 2013 - 2014 Palm Harbor Library


Feb. 22             2-4:30 pm           Sylvanus Travises all over my genealogy! How to know which one is mine?  Jean Van Horn will discuss the use of word processing  programs to differentiate people                                                       in our genealogies with the same name. In this program the creation of charts and timelines will be explained

Mar. 7              1-4 pm                A Special Free Event!!! - Ancestry's "Barefoot Genealogist" Christa Cowan will speak on "5 Things to Try about Ancestry" which will include the topics of online                                                           Family Trees, Searching Records, AncestryDNA, Learning Center, and Community Tools.

Mar. 22           1-4:30 pm           Spring Mini-Seminar with Debra Flemming

April 26            6:30-8 pm           SGS Birthday Party and Officers Election and Installation at Kally-Ks. Dinner is pay as you go. Birthday cake provided by SGS.