Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lee County Genealogical Society Features Diana Crisman Smith on 19 October


PGS Meeting Features Annette Burke Lyttle on 21 October at Largo Public Library


Family History Assistance Day to Be Held 14 October at Largo Public Library


Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS) and Largo Public Library are presenting a "Family History Assistance Day." This will be on Saturday, October 14 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM in Jenkins Room A on the first floor of the library. Bring what information you have about your family and receive free, one-on-one research assistance from a PGS consultant. Beginners are especially welcome. No appointment is necessary--first come, first served. Tours of the Genealogy Center will also be offered. 

Contact Bob Bryan at BBryan84@gmail.com, telephone 595-4521 if you have any questions.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sherburne, Minnesota History Center- Research Resources Online

This is a great site to explore if you have Minnesota ancestors. It gives you several online resources such as birth/marriage/death, burials, obituaries, biographies, and more. The collections are indexes rather than digitized documents, and instructions are given if you want a record copy.

Check it out at:
Sherburne History Center- Research Resouces Online:

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PGS Events for the Week of 25-30 September 2017

Monday, 25-Sep-2017 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.
Tuesday, 26-Sep-2017 at 11:30 AM-- DNA Testing for genealogy—What you can and cannot do with DNA testing relating to your family history—an introduction Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 26-Sep-2017 at 1:00 PM--DNA Interest Group--Share your DNA knowledge and discuss your results with others interested in making DNA Connections.  This is a group for DNA novices to learn together. Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.     
Wednesday, 27-Sep-2017 at 10:00 AM--MAPS IN GENEALOGY RESEARCH (Part I) -- Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with road, city, political, insurance, and migration maps. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 28-Sep-2017 at 1:00 PM--Introduction to Irish Genealogy & History-Part 1. This is the class scheduled for last week that was cancelled due to the aftermath of the storm. Designed especially for  those of you interested in a basic/beginner Irish genealogy class. Padgett, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Find and Translate Newspapers Worlwide

This is a fun and productive site to play around in...so allot some serious time to do so.

The landing page gives you a map of the world with push pins denoting the publication place of newspapers world wide. It is a rather busy display, so use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in to give better visibility to individual pins.

Click on a pin to open a box that allows you to translate to any of a multitude of languages. To go to the newspaper, click on the title of the publication at the top of the box. This will take you to a modern, online version of the paper. Depending on the site, you can search for topics or browse recent editions.

To get to historical newspapers, click on the "hist" tab at the top of the landing page (the page with the map and push pins). Now when you click on an individual pin, you will see and image of the paper and publication information. click on the image and you will be taken to the Library of Congress, Chronicling America site where you can navigate to the issue  you are interested in.

Have fun.
Newspaper Map:

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Obituary Index from Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, Massachusetts

The Lincoln Public Library of Lincoln, Massachusetts provides and obituary index from three newspapers: The Fence Viewer (1959-1975), The Concord Journal (1974-1984), and The Lincoln Journal (1985-most recent microfilm).

There is both a search  and browse capability. The index will provide the decedent's name, date of death, and the date and title of the newspaper where the obituary was published.

Check it out at:
Lincoln Public Library - Obituary Index:

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