Thursday, November 27, 2014

What First Names Say About Someone

This article in GenealogyInTime Magazine gives an unusual slant on the subject of first names. Rather than focus on the meaning of various first names as many articles do, this one looks at the economic and social implications of first names. Those implications can then be translated into document search strategies.

Check it out at:  What First Names Say About Someone

Monday, November 24, 2014

Canadian Expeditionary Force Registers Online

The website Canadiana has published Canadian Expeditionary Force Registers relevant of WWI. When you get to the linked page, scroll down to the heading “Select Tiles” to find hotlinks.

Before diving right into one of  the registers, take a moment to read the introductory material to make your time searching these free lists more rewarding.

Canadian Expeditionary Force Registers | Canadiana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Genealogy Search Engine Frequently Asked Questions

I have written about the Genealogy Search Engine from GenealogyInTime Magazine before in this blog, and obviously I am a fan. But for those of you still not familiar with it, these “Frequently Asked Questions” may be helpful in deciding if it is a useful tool for you or not.

You will get answers to such questions as how this search engine differs from subscription sites like; who many websites it covers; how many countries it covers; etc.

Check it out at:  Genealogy Search Engine Frequently Asked Questions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Largo Area Historical Society Holiday Party on 8 Dec. 14

The Largo Area Historical Society will host a holiday party  on 8 December. The event takes place in the Historic Feed Store in Largo Central Park, and kicks off at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Largo Area Historical Society Open House, 6 Dec. 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 December that will be on the 6th. All are welcome to view this museum of life in the Largo area.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

PGS Educational Events for the Week of 16-22 November 2014

Monday, 17 Nov at 10:00—the class will demonstrate how to search the vast databases available on this rapidly-expanding site made available from the LDS (Mormon) genealogy collection. Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 19-Nov at 10:00-4:00 PM--England & Wales Genealogy--How to access the parish records of birth/christening/marriage/burials from 1837 to the present. Participants in the morning lecture are invited to bring their laptops for an afternoon workshop (after a lunch break) to search for personal records with individual guidance. Pearson, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 20-Nov at 12:30 PM--MILITARY RECORDS --This class explores the types of military records produced from the Revolutionary War to modern times. It shows the information contained in those various records, and where to find them in print and online. Summers, Aging Well Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL
Saturday, 22-Nov-14 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Also...if you can help out, consider this:  Monday, 17 Nov at 9:00 -11:00 AM--Memorial Park Cemetery Canvass—Location: 5750 49th Street North, St. Petersburg (at the  intersection of 49th Street North and 54th Avenue North, west side). We plan to meet in the South section of the cemetery (south of 54th avenue).  Google "Memorial Park cemetery St. Petersburg Fl" for a map. Refreshments will be provided.  Wear your PGS shirt if you have one and bring your digital camera. Also, mark your calendars for further outings on Dec 5 and Dec 13 all from 9-11 AM.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Roman Vishniac Collection on Jewish Life

This Vishniac collection shows images of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe prior to WWII. The collection consists of more than 9000 images, and it is all free.

Check it out at:  Roman Vishniac Archive | International Center of Photography