Saturday, October 20, 2018

Donna Moughty's Irish Genealogy Blog

Here is a link to a most helpful site if you are tracking down Irish ancestors: it is Donna Moughty's Irish Genealogy Blog. You may be familiar with Donna already, since we occasionally have her speak at some of our monthly general meetings. In the spring of 2017 she was the focus speaker at one of our special Lecture Series events.

Her Blog is a handy place to go to see the latest thought on methodology, technology, and Irish research.

Check it often at:

http://moughty.com/blog/

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ancestry Blog Gives Advice on Tracing African-American Roots

Here is a great article that may be helpful if you are tracing your African-American roots. It comes from the Ancestry Blog, citing the contributions of Virginia McAlister.

Some key topics are covered in the article: the issue of surnames, tracking slave owners, how DNA testing can be a help, and more. Laced throughout the article are examples of different search strategies than can be employed.

Find the article at:

https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2017/10/05/professional-genealogist-offers-advice-on-tracing-african-american-roots/

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Online Plot Search of Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho's Dry Creek Cemetery is searchable online. You can view a plot map as well as do a name search. The search results will show you name, birth date, death date, and plot location.

If you have Idaho ancestors, check it out at:
http://www.drycreekcemetery.com/PlotSearch.aspx 

Friday, October 12, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 14-20 October 2018

Thursday, 18-Oct-18 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Interest Group--Researching Your Cork County Ancestors, Centanne, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 19-Oct-18 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group--a discussion group regarding techniques to find your German ancestry. Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 20-Oct-18 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy--Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Bryan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 20-Oct-18 at 11:00 AM-Program Meeting--Was Your Ancestor an Abolitionist? Well, Susan  Lewis, Jenkins B, Largo Library.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Las Vegas Age" Newspaper Available Online

Issues of the "Las Vegas Age" are now available online. The issues range from 1905 to 1924 (with some holes).

You can browse the collection, or search by date or keyword.

Check it out at:
http://digital.lvccld.org/lvage.html

Monday, October 8, 2018

Allen County Library Genealogy Center Provides Much Military Information

The Genealogy Center of the Alan County Library offers a wealth of military information. You can find info about individuals, units, conflicts, and more.

If  you have military ancestors, this site is worth a look. Of course the chances are good that your ancestor will not be included, but as genealogists, we are pretty much always working against the odds.

Check it out at:
http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/

Friday, October 5, 2018

PGS Events for the Week of 7-13 October 2018

Tuesday, 9-Oct-18 at 6:00 PM--Digitized genealogy books online – Searching the internet for thousands of scanned genealogy books available online (from Google Books, Heritage Quest, familysearch.org, et al). Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 13-Oct-18--12:00 to 4:00 PM--Family History Assistance Day--Genealogists from the Pinellas Genealogy Society will be on hand to help you find your ancestors.  Free, individual assistance will be provided to each person who attends.  Be sure to bring what you know (names, dates, places of birth, death, marriages, residence, etc.) concerning your parents, grandparents,