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

PGS Events for the Week of 13-19 April 2014

Here's what's going on this week at PGS:
Sunday, 13-Apr-14 at 2:00 PM--Software Utilities for Genealogy, Summers, Jewish Genealogy Society      
Wednesday, 16-Apr-14 at 2:00 PM--Who Do You Think You Are? Bryan, Honeywell Retirees, Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave,  Largo, FL.
Wednesday, 16-Apr-14 at 6:00 PM--US CENSUS--NON-POPULATION SCHEDULES— Most of us are familiar with the population schedules of the US Census. But there is a wealth of information about our families in other schedules that were created in certain census years. This class identifies what those other schedules are (Agricultural, Mortality, DDD, etc.), what information can be found in them, and where they can be located today. Summers, Local History Rm, Largo Library.
Saturday, 19-Apr-14 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, 19-Apr-14 at 11:00 AM—Program Meeting—Panel Discussion On What You Can Find Using Book Resources. Fortin& Summers.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Largo Area Historical Society Museum Workshop on 20 May

On 20 May the Largo Area Historical Society museum workshop will be held at the Historic Feed Store in Largo Central Park. If you wish to see the exhibits or join in to help, show up between 10 am and 2 pm.