WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE

We are excited to share with you this much improved version of our website! Many new features have been or will soon be added as we finish building our site.

Some of our New Features Include:

  • Built in Membership Management tools for email notifications, and joining and renewing memberships with your PayPal account, or a credit card.
  • Provides a "Members Only" section for access to society publications and documents, speaker handouts, specialized help guides, and for example, access to tombstone transcriptions of over 35 Manatee County cemeteries.
  • Well organized Events calendar.
  • Surname Database of Members to help connect with follow members or other researchers on the web.

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  enhances our presence on social media. 

 

NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS
 
This time of year we request MGS members to self nominate or respond with an interest in contributing to member activities through a board of directors position (elected or appointed), a committee member, or help in some capacity at one of our functions. We need to enlist more members in the administration of MGS activities. Please submit your name to our MGS Secretary and Nominating Committee Chair, Terry Howe at  secretary@mgsfl.org . A list of our board functions and committees are given at About_MGS . Please let us hear from you. Thank you.
 


 
Announcing!
New - Special Interest Group
DNA
A Monthly Session on Tuesday Evenings
April 9th
May 7th
5:30 to 7:00 pm

All Levels of Ability Welcome
Learn how to use DNA to find your roots!
South Manatee Library Branch
6081 26th St. W, Bradenton, FL
 
The DNA SIG will be led by Peggy Jude.  She has been conducting genealogical research for her family and clients for over 40 years. Peggy is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and holds a BS in Zoology from Iowa State and a Masters from the University of Michigan.  She is an alumnus of the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Institute for Genealogy and History Research (IGHR), completing a full week in-depth course on DNA Tools and Techniques. She recently completed a workshop on Visual Phasing and has attended numerous National and Regional Conferences.
 

 
 
 

March 23
Irish Genealogy Seminar
"Irish Genealogy Seminar," is an all day seminar presented by Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation. The four lectures discuss all of Ireland. Introduction to ...

April 2
Monthly Meeting
Bryan Mulcahy will present "Courthouse Research" for our April 2 meeting. Bryan has thirty years’ experience as a librarian in Georgia and Florida. He has been Reference Librarian for Fort Myers Regional Library ...

April 8
RootsMagic SIG
Phyllis Doucette leads the MGS RootsMagic SIG. The SIG deals with the use of the RootsMagic genealogical software and addressing genealogical research issues that face researchers.We meet the second Monday of the ...

April 9
DNA SIG
"Group DNA Discussion and Help Session." Various MGS membes will assist in leading this session. Peggy will be out of town for this date. The DNA SIG is led by ...

May 7
Monthly Meeting
 "Ask the Experts", this popular topic will be presented again. A panel of experienced researchers will address your questions and other topics of special interest. You can submit your questions ...