Saturday, May 27, 2006

Florida Genealogy Subscriptions Change

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

January 27, 2007 - Seminar

The Brevard Genealogical Societies
welcome Jana Broglin for a one day seminar. Details to be announced.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Central Florida Conference - April 29th

The Central Florida Genealogical Society will host John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. at the Dover Shores Community Center in Orlando (Google map).

Topics are:
  • The County Courthouse: An Enormous "Trunk in the Attic" for Family Historians
  • Libraries, Archives & Public Record Offices: Understanding Resource Repositories
  • Lesser-Used Federal Records: A Sampling for Fresh Research Ideas (Homestead Files, Passport Applications, Civil War Income Tax, Appointment of Postmasters...)
  • Discovering the Real Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m and the program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The cost is $30 and includes a box lunch and beverage.

You can register online using PayPal at the CFGS website or send your Name, Email, Street Address and Phone number along with your check to Maura Swisher, c/o Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 536309, Orlando, FL 32853-6309.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jacksonville Seminar - March 11, 2006

The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society, in Jacksonville, Florida, presents a Spring Seminar, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, with Brent Holcomb, Certified American Lineage Specialist and Genealogy Lecturer, from South Carolina. His topics: land records, probate records, vital records and substitutes for them, as well as Carolina history. Lessons learned in South Carolina prove invaluable elsewhere, so this is of interest to all genealogists.

Location of seminar: Park Lane Baptist Church, 1480 Lake Shore Blvd., on Jacksonville's West side. Registration: SGES Members, $45; Non-Members, $49, lunch included if received by March 7. All registrations must be received by March 10.

For further information about SGES or the seminar: 904-778-1000, or Jon Ferguson, President; Ed Murfin, Public Relations

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ancient Maps of Florida

Ancient Maps of Florida

1545 - 1878

This is a wonderful collection of old maps that used to be on the Forest Protection Bureau website. The only way to access them now is through the Internet Archives Way Back Machine.

Location of Spanish missions & Forts

Location of Spanish missions

Unfortunately the missions and forts are not named on the map, but at least you know where to begin looking...

Heritage Village Archives Guide

Heritage Village Archives Guide

"Originally created as part of the Pinellas County Historical Museum in 1961, the Archives and Library at Heritage Village has evolved into Pinellas County's principal resource center for the collection, conservation, and study of the history of Pinellas County."

They have yearbooks in the Archives. Check the guide for more information.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Manatee and Sarasota County Libraries

Both these Libraries have excellant genealogy collections and the Genealogy Desk is manned by members of the local Genealogy Societies.