Saturday, February 18, 2017

Obituary Search at the St. Louis Public Library

The St. Louis Public Library offers us an obituary index from the St. Louis Post Dispatch   for the years 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1969, and 1992-2014. The obituaries themselves are not digitized, but your hit list from a name search will give you the date and page of the paper where the obit occurs.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

PGS Events for the Week of 19-25 February 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ten Effective Strategies on How to Build a Family Tree

The GenealogyInTime Magazine gives us an article titled "Ten Effective Strategies on How to Build a Family Tree." It contains tips and pointers to help not only doe research but to manage your expectations as you do your searching.

The article is probably most valuable to researchers just starting out, but even those of you with more experience may benefit from a review.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Oak Lawn Cemetery at Fairfield, Connecticut

Here is your chance to search by name for your ancestors among the more than 23,000 people buried at the Oak Lawn Cemetery at Fairfield, CT. For each burial you will get the dates of birth, death, and burial. If you are lucky, additional information may be available, such as obituary, Life history, military service, and pictures. Those are the exception, but worth checking for.

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The semi-annual Family History Assistance Day, co-sponsored by the Largo Public Library and the Pinellas Genealogy Society is returning on March 11, 2017. This is an event that offers personal, one-on-one, family research assistance.

Bring your family history notes as a starting point and USB drive to record new discoveries. You and a volunteer researcher will hunt for data online to get started on your genealogy or to extend your family finds by breaking through a brick wall in your research. This is an especially helpful event if you are just getting started in genealogy. You can learn research techniques as well as find family information.

The event begins at 12pm in the Local History Room and Reading Room on the second floor of the Largo Public Library and runs until 4pm. Volunteer researchers will assist attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers will also be available in the Genealogy Center to introduce visitors to the print collection through tours and will assist on the use of materials.

Genealogy research is most successful when shared. This event provides that opportunity. If you can’t make it, tell your friends, especially those who are new to family history research.

Friday, February 10, 2017

PGS Events for the Week of 12 to 18 February 2017

Monday, 13-Feb-2017 at 6:00 PM--Family Tree Maker 2014 Basics--Part 4. A detailed explanation and demonstration of the many features of this most popular genealogy database program. Hahn, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Tuesday, 14-Feb-2017 at 10:00 class will demonstrate how to use this valuable subscription database of scanned online newspapers now available at Largo Library for free. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Wednesday, 15-Feb-2017 at 10:00 AM--INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY (Beginner) -- Basics of how to get started in researching your family history—what to do first, where to look & how to do it. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Thursday, 16-Feb-2017 at 1:00 PM --Irish Genealogy Interest Group--a discussion group regarding techniques to find your Irish ancestry. Padgett-Focareta, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Friday, 17-Feb-2017 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group--special presentation  on the Palatines: "An Early Example of Palatine Germans Finding Their Way to New Jersey (How Determination and Perseverance Overcame Misfortune)." Presenter: Dennis J Carroll, Amateur genealogist, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America and Retired pastor (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – ELCA). Dietz--Local History Room, Largo Library.

Saturday, 18-Feb-2017 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy Q & A—Summers, Jenkins B, Largo Library.

Saturday, 18 Feb 2017 at 11:00 AM—Annual Business Meeting—Come see what our society has been doing this past year and what’s in store for the future, Jenkins B, Largo Library.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1965

The website of the Secretary of State of Missouri, "Missouri Digital Heritage," offers Missouri death certificates from 1910 to 1965. You can search the database by first, middle and last name, relationship, date range, and county.

The hit list from your search will include the death certificate number and a link to the digitized document itself.

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