Monday, April 21, 2014

Largo Area Historical Society Open House--3 May

Largo Area Historical Society announces its monthly open house at the Historic Feed Store in Largo Central Park from 10 am to 2 pm on 3 May. Drop by and relive the largo of days gone by.


Field Trip to Salt Lake City in 2015

Debbe Hagner, professional genealogist and frequent speaker at PGS meetings, is leading a research trip to Salt Lake City in 2015! The dates are tentatively set for April 23-May 1.  Debbe will also help you prepare, between now and departure time, for your visit to the Family History Library.
For more information contact Debbe Hagner at

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cemeteries of Columbus, Georgia

If you have ancestors buried in Columbus, Georgia, you will be interested in this site. The Columbus Public Works Department website has a database covering four cemeteries, two of which date from the early 1800’s, another from 1890, and the fourth from 1946.

The cemeteries are Linwood, Porterdale, Riverdale, and East Porterdale.

When you get to the home page, click the “Cemeteries” link at the top of the left pane. That will take you to the search screen. You can search for a cemetery to browse, of search directly for a name.

Check it out at:  Cemeteries Division

Friday, April 18, 2014

PGS Events for the Week of 20-26 April

Here's what's happening this week at PGS:

Monday, 21-Apr-14 at 6:00 PM--INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY (Beginner) -- Basics of how to get started in researching your family history—what to do first, where to look& how to do it. Luce, Local History Rm, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 23-Apr-14 at 10:00 AM--Google your family tree-- This presentation demonstrates how to use the powerful features of the Google search engine to discover genealogy information on the internet. Topics include: how to select keyword search terms, how to interpret the results, using Google Alerts, news archive searches, book searches and more neat things that Google can do for you, Bryan, Local History Rm, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 23-April-14—SPECIAL NOTE—If you are one of Liz Pearson’s  Wednesday morning “students,” she will not be at the Genealogy Center on this date but should return the following Wednesday.
Saturday, 26-Apr-14 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group--Questions and Answers and Demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic Genealogy Database Program, Summers, Local History Rm, Largo Library.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Why Genealogy is Important

This is a repeat article but well-worth mentioning again.

We all have our reasons for getting involved in genealogy, and this article in GenealogyInTime Magazine probably covers yours. But there is the possibility that you may have a reason that you have not articulated to yourself and this article can reveal it.

Even if it doesn’t reveal anything personal for you, it is inspiring to see a thoughtful list of possible motivations.

Read the article at:  Why Genealogy is Important

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maps That Explain The World

“World Views” from The Washington Post offers a treat to all you map lovers out there.

The article shows you maps illustrating economic status, immigration paths, colonial shipping routes, population growth, American ancestry by county, and more.

Check it out at:  40 more maps that explain the world

Friday, April 11, 2014

Detroit Historical Society—Artifact Collection

The Detroit Historical Society has amassed a collection of artifacts (photos, objects, etc.) that are searchable or which can be browsed. If you have Detroit ancestors, you may be interested in exploring it.

Click “View the Collection” from the link given below to go to the search screen. If you wish to see random images, you can find a link to do so in the navigation bar above the search field.

Here is the link:  Detroit Artifacts Spanning 300 Years | Detroit Historical Society