Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If you have tried to imagine what a home reported in the census as $1500 is worth today…and failed, then this site is for you.
Measuring Worth provides several calculators to help you answer questions like the one above. They can calculate relative values in either direction (what is is worth now vs. what was it worth then), purchasing power, inflation rates, and much more.
If you want to get a better understanding of your ancestral family’s economic situation, check it out.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The information comes from mostly the Quad Cities area. Find those indexes and more at: Online Resources
Thursday, January 22, 2015
PGS has been giving genealogy and history presentations at the AWC for several years now, and will have a display table at this event. Drop by and say hello to our representatives, and check out all of the activities and opportunities the Center has to offer.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The State Library of Massachusetts has made available for free online a collection of photographs of WWI soldiers. You can search the collection by keyword, or browse it by date, author, title or subject.
There are over eight thousand photos in the collection, and they feature soldiers primarily from the state of Massachusetts. Some from nearby states are included also, so check it out.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Doesn't it often seem like history is something that happens to other people? This engaging, highly interactive program uses real-life, old-Florida stories of adults and children, rascals and heroes as a jumping-off point for story creation that helps participants understand that they too are a vital part of living Florida history. Free tickets are available at the Largo Public Library.
"Our Stories, Ourselves" is part of the new annual event "Largo Turns a Page" which encourages members of our community to read and discuss a thought-provoking book. The book chosen for the 2015 community read is Learning to Die in Miami, an autobiography by Cuban refugee Carlos Eire who came to America in the 1960s through the Operation Pedro Pan Airlift. The Largo Public Library will host a series of programs incorporating music, dance, culture, and cuisine to promote and celebrate this year's book selection.
PGS will participate in the event by making a presentation on 15 March about Caribbean genealogy research and US naturalization. It will be at 10 am in the Local History Room of the Largo Library.