Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Heritage Village County Jubilee This Saturday, 25 October

Join in the fun at Heritage Village this Saturday, 25 October. PGS will have a table at the event...drop by and say hello.

This is the blurb from the Heritage Village website:
"The 36th Annual Country Jubilee is bringing a variety of activities to Pinellas County’s Heritage Village on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be something for everyone. More than 100 food and craft vendors will be lining the walkways in and around Heritage Village.  House tours, antique cars, musical entertainment, old time craft demonstrations and more. $2 donation requested."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tompkins County, NY Public Library Databases

Here is a collection of databases and digitized books from Tompkins County Public Library, New York. You can find notices of births, deaths, and marriages, directory entries, and more.

If you have New York State ancestors, you may want to check this site out at:  Digital Books - TCPL - Tompkins County Public Library

Monday, October 20, 2014

Largo Area Historical Society Hosts 50's Picnic on 8 Nov. '14

The Largo Area Historical Society will host a 50's picnic in Taylor Park, Shelter #7 on 8 November 2014. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information call 727-531-1804 or 727-441-1338.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

PGS Educational Events for the Week 20-25 October 2014

Monday, 20-Oct-14 at 6:00 PM--Newspapers in Genealogy--How to use newspapers to discover facts and human interest stories about your ancestors...obituaries, weddings, court cases, etc. We will discuss where to find the newspapers and how to look for genealogy data in them. Hostetler, Local History Rm, Largo Library
Tuesday, 21-Oct-14 at 6:00 PM--NATURALIZATION RECORDS -- Many of our ancestors became naturalized citizens, and left a paper trail when they did so. This class explains the naturalization process, what information can be found in the records, and where those records can be found. Summers, Local History Rm, Largo Library
Wednesday, 22-Oct-14 at 10:00 AM--Ancestry.com--search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases. Bryan, Local History Rm, Largo Library
The Largo Library will be closed this Saturday so there will be no RootsMagic User Group meeting this month.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Search Yearbooks on Mocavo

School yearbooks can be a delight to look at, even when you don’t find your own ancestor. Mocavo is adding to that delight by offering free search of a large yearbook collection of over 43,000 volumes.

Check it out at:  Search Yearbooks | Free Ancestry Search on Mocavo

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Largo Area Historical Society Open House on 1 Nov. 14

The Largo Area Historical Society holds an open house at the Historic Feed Store in Largo Central Park the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm. In November that will be on the 1st. All are welcome to view this museum of life in the Largo area.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Google Tips, Tricks and Facts

Here is a site that doesn’t deal directly with genealogy, but does deal with Google, and therefore indirectly deals with it…and just about everything else.

There are some fun things to try at this site, as well as some search tips you may need refreshing on.

Check it out at:  Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Facts About Google