Sunday, November 30, 2014
Be sure and keep your eye on the PGS list of classes (http://www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx). We have a couple new ones on property research that will underscore Michael’s point.
Genealogy Tip of the Day: Do You Map Out Their Farms?
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Stop by our new ideaLAB to see what exciting projects Largo Public Library has in store for 2015! Take a sneak peek at a variety of creative technology, including: iAuthor interactive ebooks, LEGO Mindstorms robotics, and demonstrations of the library's new 3D printer.
Can't make it to the Grand Opening? Come in for any of these featured upcoming ideaLAB programs:
Fridays, December 5, 12, 19. 3:00 - 5:00pm, Ages 13+
Are you interested in exploring new digital tools? Come to ideaLAB during open lab hours and use the library's equipment to explore, learn, and create.
Monday, December 8, 3:00 - 4:30pm, Ages 13+
Do you want to give robotics a try? At this workshop, you can work in a group to learn how to assemble and program a LEGO robot.
Intro to 3D Printing
Wednesday, December 17, 6:00pm, Ages 13+
View a demonstration of the library's 3D printer and learn the basics of 3D printing. Registration is required.
If you have interest in new technologies, drop by the grand opening or one of the programs. I have seen their 3D printer in action and it is fascinating. I've read about them, but nothing beats seeing one in actual operation.
The Largo Public Library is an important partner with PGS, and any support we can offer for their activities is beneficial to both of us.
If you are interested in other events at the Largo Library, follow the link below to their online calendar of events.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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
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.
Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Ancestry.com; 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
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
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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
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
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Beginning at 5:30 PM with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, the festivities will move into a delicious English dinner and dancing to the music of the Jim Weber Band. There will also be silent and Chinese auctions.
AT 7 PM, New Year's in London Time, the balloons will drop and Champaign will be served.
Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds go to support of the Largo Public Library.
Tickets are available online at www.gllf.org or at the Largo Public Library Circulation Desk. Call the GLLF office for more information : 727-586-7398
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
After following the link below, click on your cemetery of choice in the list on the left of that page. That will take you to a page with some brief historic information about the cemetery, and a PDF document listing the interments that you can download.
Office of Catholic Cemeteries | Archdiocese of Atlanta
Saturday, November 8, 2014
We all have our own reasons for doing family research, but it is at time refreshing to hear the reasons that other people have. Mary Harrell-Sesniak, writing in the GenealogyBank.com Blog, offers us a collection of such reasons.
Enjoy the article at: Why Do You Love Genealogy?
Friday, November 7, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
This tip is not for everyone, but if you use the Roots Magic genealogy computer program, it is for you. Other programs have similar capabilities, so the idea is certainly transferable.
Check out the technique at: RootsMagic Blog » Tip: Keep Private Notes Private
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Michael John Neill gives us a great “Search Tip of the Day.” It deals with knowing about the index you are using to do your search.
Dwell on it at: Search Tip of the Day--Almost Every Day: Full or Everyname Index?