Saturday, April 30, 2016

PGS Events for the Week of 1-7 May 2016

Monday, 2-May-2016 at 6:00 PM--Female ancestors--locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names, Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 7-May-2016 at 10:00 AM--Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software, Hosmer/Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Registered Voters in the State of Florida

If yo are trying to locate living descendants of an ancestor, one tool you may use is a list of voters. This link takes you to a list for Florida, but it also will lead you to lists from several other states.

There are many ads on this site, so be aware of where you click. Often you have to scroll down a page a bit to find the list you are searching for.

Registered Voters in the State of Florida, U.S.A.:

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry

If you have Jewish ancestry, you may be interested in this huge burial registry containing over two million names.

You can search by surname, given name, town, or broaden the search to any field. You can also choose various degrees of fuzzy searches. If you wish, you can narrow the search to a specific geographic region.

You can see the contents of the database by clicking a link near the top of the search form. This will display an inventory of all cemeteries included in the database, organized by country.

You may have to establish an account which is free. Check it out at:
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry:

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Friday, April 22, 2016

PGS Events for the Week of 24-30 April 2016

Tuesday, 26-Apr-2016 at 6:00 techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases.    Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 27-Apr-2016 at 10:00 to use this collection of over 60 million pages of historical documents--available free at Largo Library. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Plainfield Public Library Historical Newspaper Collection Online

The Plainfield, NJ Public Library has an online newspaper collection that may be of use if you have ancestors from that area.

The list at the landing page show beginning and ending dates of the paper and the publication frequency. If the paper has been digitized, a hot link is provided.

Historical Newspaper Collection - Local History Department - Plainfield Public Library:

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Importance of Genealogy

The GenealogyInTime Magazine gives us an article listing many reasons why genealogy is important. Even though you may have your own reasons, this list may add to them. It is an impressive list.

Check it out at:  Why Genealogy is Important:

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