GREETINGS:

Pinellas Genealogy Society is preparing a lineup of meetings and programs that we can conduct with you–our members and friends–during this time of the Coronavirus threat. We are learning as we go, so be patient as we figure out the best way to accomplish that.

We are using the Zoom.com meeting facility to provide you with a live webinar experience. This will allow you to listen in on live speaker presentations using your home computer. In some cases you can even participate with questions

We will let you know through this web page, our Blog, and our emails the status of those events and instructions to on how to participate. As always, our events will be open to both members and friends.

PGS has always sought to provide genealogy education and research assistance to the public. Join us as we reach out to continue that effort during this time of uncertainty and stress.

 

18 April 2020

Meeting and Program

with Karen Fortin

There will be no “Computers in Genealogy Q&A session.” The program starts at 11 am.

This is a live webinar. The link to join the webinar will be published in this space in the near future, so check back closer to the event. It will also be provided to you on our Blog and through an email.

Free and open to the public.

Who Were the Passengers of the Mayflower? – We’ve all heard the story of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 1620 but who were these intrepid souls, what did they believe, why did they come to New England, and who left descendants? This presentation explores these topics and provides information on resources available for learning more about the Pilgrims.

 

16 May 2020

Meeting and Program

with Jack Butler

Program will not be preceded at 10:00 AM by a Computers in Genealogy Q&A session.The program starts at 11 am.

This program will either be presented live at the Largo Library or via live webinar which you can enjoy on your home computer. As we get closer to the event and threat of the COVID-19 virus clarifies, we will let you know the format we will use.

Free and open to the public.

Genealogical Research – Working Around the Edges — In family history research, there are many records and techniques that routinely get overlooked, especially by newer genealogists. Tax Records, School Records, Employment Records, Personal Correspondence, Manuscript Collections, and a wide range of home and family sources of genealogical information are covered.

 

20 June 2020

Meeting and Program

with Lori Coffey

There will be no “Computers in Genealogy Q&A session.” The program starts at 11 am.

This is currently planed as a live webinar. The link to join the webinar will be published in this space in the near future, so check back closer to the event. It will also be provided to you on our Blog and through an email.

Free and open to the public.

“Meet the Pilgrims!” — You know them as monuments and myths, but in this session, we will get to know the Pilgrims as people! Understand their family ties, their jobs, their hopes, and their failures. Learn how our Pilgrim ancestors made gut-wrenching decisions while fleeing from England to Holland and finally to the New World where they survived to help found a new nation!

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