Manatee Genealogical Society of Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida

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Fogartyville Cemetery Bradenton, Floridaindex.1.jpgJulia Atzeroth & Her Husband's tombstone..

MGS General Information

Society Purpose:  The Society was formed to promote individual and community awareness in genealogy, family history and allied fields of study, conduct genealogical meetings, workshops and seminars, and sponsor projects to promote and preserve genealogical knowledge. For example, "Tombstone Inscriptions in Cemeteries of Manatee County, FL 1850 - 1980". and other MGS material available on this website.

SUBSCRIBE to the MGS Mailing List: This Link <> will take you to our Mail List Subscribe pageBy subscribing, you will receive notices of meetings and other material of interest to club members.

Membership: Any person with an interest in genealogy, family history or allied fields of study may become a member of the Society upon acceptance and payment of dues. Dues are currently $20 for an individual, and $25 for a family couple.  Dues can be paid at any regular membership meeting, or mailed to the Manatee Genealogical Society,  P.O. Box 1194, Bradenton, FL 34206.

Benefits of Membership: Regular meetings & workshops, publish research and general interest articles on the MGS Website, learn from other members and their experiences, and share research knowledge and methods (just to name a few).

Meetings:  Our General Meetings are usually the 1st Tuesday of the months October through May.  The location is the Auditorium of the Manatee County Central Public Library, 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West,  Bradenton,  FL 34205.

FACEBOOK:   We are very pleased to announce that the Manatee Genealogical Society is now on Facebook. You can follow us and receive up-to-the-minute information on our meetings and events. Our site is a public site and open to anyone to follow. Our Facebook Page (link) will supplement our current website, and enhance our presence on social media.




 *  Tuesday, Feb. 6th,  2018:  10:15 am - 12:00 pm.

 "My DNA Journey," by Donna Moughty. Donna is a member of our club and a well respected researcher and lecturer in genealogy circles. Donna will discuss her experiences with DNA as a genealogical tool and what we can expect if we utilize this technology in our genealogical research.


 *  Open Discussion - Following the principal presentation there will be a Q&A period with the speaker, and then a moderated open discussion period relative to genealogical topics of interest to attendees. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions relative to their issues or "brick walls", and hopefully get help from MGS members and meeting attendees. We are making this open discussion period a regular part of our monthly meetings.


*  HELP DESK: A HELP desk will be available at each meeting. The HELP desk will be staffed with experienced MGS members that can answer questions relative to your genealogical pursuits, or suggest sources to address your question.