28 February 2012

Patricia Charpentier - Speaker for March Meeting






     Patricia Charpentier, author of the award-winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life    One Bite at a Time, will be the guest speaker at the March 10th Pasco County Genealogy Society’s meeting. Patricia teaches, writes, edits and ghostwrites personal and family history.






This informative and fun presentation focuses on the different methods of preserving family history and how to take the facts of ancestral information—names, places and dates—and turn them into interesting and enjoyable stories without fictionalizing the material. We’ll discuss different ways to look at historical data with an eye for story, not just to fill in a blank on a genealogy form, and how to apply the elements of creative writing—characterization, detail and description, setting, plot—to factual records.



Come and join us as Patricia helps motivate and guide us in leaving written legacies for our families.




Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 10, 2012. The meeting is held at the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9016 Fort King Road, Dade City. The business meeting starts at 10 A.M. with the presentation following. Hope to see you all on March 10th.

19 February 2012

Genealogy, Google and UTube: Get On-Board!

Everyday Genealogy: Genealogy, Google and UTube: Get On-Board!: While I was at RootsTech I attended a session by Devin Ashby entitled "YouTube Your Family History". It was a great session about putting ...

17 February 2012

Everyday Genealogy: Family Search Adds Facebook Research Communities

Family Search Adds Facebook Research Communities: Today while I was cruisng Facebook during lunch I came across a great new resource! Family Search has a page entitled " Join A Facebook ...

ISGS Webinar Schedule - Check it Out!

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14 February 2012

State Census Substitutes for 1890 Federal Census

Everyday Genealogy: State Census Substitutes for 1890 Federal Census: One subject that came up more than once while I was at RootsTech was using State Census Records as a substitute for the 1890 Census. One ...

07 February 2012

1940 US Census Record - Video Preparation

On 2 April 2012 the 1940 Census Record will be made public.  What do you know about this census?  

Yes, it is special.  The National Archive has been trying to educate us on what need to know and what we are going to find.

You can find this information at 1940 Census Records. The videos are a wonderful tease to get us really interested.  The videos are at 1940 Federal Population Census - Videos.  

Here are the Videos:

The 1940 Census - Introduction


The 1940 Census - Census of Population


The 1940 Census - Census of Housing
  

The 1940 Census - Census of Agriculture

In the year of Presidental elections--what do we know about our past Presidents?

In the year of Presidential elections--what do we know about our past Presidents?
 
The Family Tree of Theodore Roosevelt will be the presentation at the Pasco County Genealogical Society, Saturday February 11, 2012. The presentation will be made by Robert Rosengrant, a member of the Pasco County Genealogical Society.
 
Our meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday the doors open at 9:30 and the meeting ends at 12pm. The meeting is held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9016 Ft. King Rd, Dade City. We have a short business agenda, a short break for delicious baked goods and drinks, then a world of information
from our speaker.
 
The meeting and presentation is open to everyone.

RootsTech and Me

Everyday Genealogy: RootsTech and Me: A year ago I was in Las Vegas celebrating my husband's birthday wishing I was attending the first RootsTech convention. This year Chuck cel...