Friday, April 28, 2017

Family Trees for Kids

If you are trying to interest kids or grand-kids in genealogy, some uniquely drawn family trees many be the attention-getter you need. The Family Tree Templates website offers several such items. You can generally download a free PDF version of the tree, or pay a fee for an editable version.

Check it out at:  Family Trees for Kids:

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PGS Events for the Week of 30 April to 6 May

Saturday, 6-May-2017 at 10:00 AM--Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Last meeting until September. Hosmer-Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Warren Tribune Chronicle (Ohio) Obituary Index Online

Thanks to the Warren-Trumbull County, Ohio Public Library for this index of obituaries from the Warren Tribune Chronicle. They cover the period from 1900 to 1949. The files are in PDF format, and contain the name of the deceased as well as the newspaper date, page, and column number where the obit can be found.

Additional obituaries for 1970 through 2014 are also available. These can be searched by name.

Warren Tribune Chronicle Obituary Index Search | Local History and Genealogy (category) | Uncategorised:

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

What is a Genetic Genealogist?

With the current emphasis on DNA testing for genealogy, the term "genetic genealogist" is frequently heard. Blaine Bettinger, writing in his Blog The Genetic Genealogist, helps clarify just what the term means to a person who is one.

What is a Genetic Genealogist? – The Genetic Genealogist:

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PGS Events for the Week of 23-29 April 2017

Tuesday, 25-Apr-2017 at 11:30 AM--DNA Basics—an introduction to DNA that may be help attendees better understand the discussion in the DNA Interest Group following at 1:00 PM. Summer, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 25-Apr-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. Luce/Manning, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 26-Apr-2017 at 6:00 search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Record Access Will Probably Always Be A Major Issue

James Tanner, writing in his Blog "Genealogy's Star," addresses the issue of digitization and online availability of genealogy records. We know that not all records are available online, and James' article underscores that fact with some interesting examples. All of this underscores the fact that there is a continuing need for "on-the-site" research.

This is a good read. Check it out at:
Genealogy's Star: Record Access is a Major Genealogical Issue:

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