Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa)

Serving the Needs of the Genealogical Community for Over 50 Years

July Meeting and Program

Join us on Saturday, July 11, 2015, for our monthly meeting at the John F. Germany Public Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. David A. Hoffman, MSML, CFRE, will present a program titled "Using DNA Testing in Your Genealogy Research."  The meeting will begin at at 11:00 AM in the Auditorium of the library.
Everyone seems to jumping on the DNA bandwagon these days and there are many ways that DNA testing can aid in your research. Whether you want to find out more about a specific line in your family tree or simply learn about your particular ethnic heritage, DNA testing can help to inform these answers. The program will be presented from the genealogical research perspective rather that the scientific aspects of genetics. The program will cover:
  • What can DNA do for your research?
  • An overview of commonly used tests
  • Discuss which test to select to answer your research question
  • View real test results from the three major vendors
  • Review how the test results were used to aid research
Two of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet before the meeting, from 10:15 to 10:45 AM: the Beginners' and Brick Wall SIG, and the Computer Topics SIG. Visitors are welcome.

Hillsborough County Century Families

Interested in knowing more about the Hillsborough County Century Families program, and how to apply? Visit the Century Families Program page here at the website (http://fgstampa.org/cpage.php?pt=126) or email us at hccf@fgstampa.org!
Here's a brief clip from News Channel 8 coverage on January 8 (although just to be clear, the HCCF program is a program of the Florida Genealogical Society and not of the library system).

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