Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa)

Serving the Needs of the Genealogical Community for Over 50 Years

Holiday Party - December 5, 2015

Please join us for our annual Holiday Party from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share with your friends and enjoy socializing. 
This year we'll be repeating our "May Day" format at the Holiday Party, so each table will have a focus on a different kind of research. You can sit with others who are also researching in the same European areas or U.S. regions (and there will be a DNA table, of course!).
The party will be held in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Public Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!


Photos from the 2015 Fall Seminar

The Florida Genealogical Society hosted its annual Fall Seminar on October 10, 2015, with guest speaker, Cyndi Inglewho created and maintains Cyndi's List, the prolific website containing more than 333,000 categorized website links for genealogical resources worldwide. The Seminar was attended by a record number of registrants at the new Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library in Tampa. Here are some photos from the event.



The Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa (FGS Tampa) is pleased to announce the Hillsborough County Century Families program. The Hillsborough County Century Family designation is available to applicants who can document that they are descended from a family who lived within the modern-day boundaries of Hillsborough County more than 100 years ago.  As part of their research and application process, applicants are encouraged to use family documents, research materials available within the Florida History & Genealogy Library (located at the John F. Germany Public Library), research materials available within the USF Tampa Library’s Special Collections, and source documents found in online databases.
More details about the application and documentation process are available in the Public Downloads area of the FGS Tampa website at http://fgstampa.org/fileDownload.php?cid=26&sid=1.


Marriage Records Project Status

In partnership with University of South Florida Library's Digital Collections, we are working to digitize the Hillsborough County marriage record collection that spans from its earliest days through 1986. Our call for volunteers resulted in more than 40 people interested in participating, and the project is well underway. 
We have had volunteers working at the USF Library to scan, straighten, and crop the records, and they have finished scanning thopusands of documents. Other volunteers are transcribing records from their home computers. The finished project will be placed on the University of South Florida Libraries Digital Collections site for free access.
Watch for updates here at our website and come to our monthly meetings to hear more about the project.
This project is moving along swiftly and we thank our wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers!


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Our Facebook page is updated almost every day, and is filled with excellent links and tips. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/FGSTampa. If you're a Facebook user, visit the page and Like us. Our Facebook page will then become part of the regular news feed on your page, and you won't miss a thing.