Pinellas Genealogy Society Ready for New Season
by Sandi Fahy
Photo by SANDI FAHY
Carla Kerns, assistant reference librarian at the Largo Public Library, addresses members of the Pinellas Genealogy Society at the group's August meeting. Topic of her talk was "How Librarians Do Their Own Genealogical Research".
LARGO - The Pinellas Genealogy Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of genealogical research and the preservation of Pinellas County and other genealogical material, has announced its lineup of programs for the fall. The first will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. Featured speaker will be member Emil Isaacson, who will present his "Thoughts on Immigration". On October 20, PGS Webmaster Ed Deming will address the group. Topic of his speech will be "Basic DNA and Genealogy". A panel of PGS members who have published genealogies will provide tips and ideas on publishing at the November 17 meeting.
The Society will hold its election of officers for 2008 on December 15 in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary Party. Founders and past presidents will be recognized at that time. Current officers are Bob Bryan, president; Sally P. Brown, vice president; Rosemary Hayes, recording secretary; Flo Bickel, corresponding secretary; Beth Shields, treasurer/registered agent; Pat Strait, trustee - seminar director; Damon Hostetler, trustee - finance/budget; Peter Summers, trustee - education director; and David Dellinger, trustee - project director. William D. Wallace is Quarterly editor. Ed Deming is Webmaster. Gladys Evan is in charge of membership and Karen Keegan serves as historian. Summers and Bryan also serve as computer system adminstrator and computer interest group coordinator, respectively.
All persons interested in genealogy are invited to join the society. Dues are $17 per year, single membership. Joint membership (two people at the same address) is $25 per year. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month in the Jenkins Auditorium at the Largo Public Library, which is home to the genealogy collection of the Pinellas County Library Co-operative.
Members of the group also conduct classes and special interests workshops throughout the year. "The Family Tree Maker" program is scheduled the first Saturday of each month, September through May. "Computers in Genealogy" sessions are held the third Saturday of each month. Persons interested in joining the Pinellas Genealogy Society may call 398-2700 for more information.
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