WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
The Manatee Genealogical Society of Manatee County, Florida is proud to offer this website as a gateway to our services, resources, programs, and information on our society. Our society is conducting hybrid meetings from November through May and virtural meetings from June through October. Please see the Calendar of Events for more information. A separate e-mail will be sent to you to provide access to our meetings via Zoom. Visitors may also attend with an advance request sent via e-mai to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: Don’t forget to check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute information on our events.
2024 Annual Seminar - Save The Date!
Saturday, January 27, 2024
The Manatee Genealogical Society will be hosting a Virtual Seminar on Saturday, January 27, 2024. The theme of the seminar is “Finding Your Elusive Ancestors” and as in the past, with nationally known speakers.
More specific information will be posted as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at this event. Thank You
A NEW RESOURCE ADDED TO MGS WEBSITE
If you are interested in locating obituaries published in our local area, we have added an Obituaries page. The principal objective is to provide a community resource for researchers. These data are available to both members and nonmembers.
The Manatee County Historical Records Library prepared logs of obituary data taken directly from local newspaper listings. These local area obituary logs are based on data from about 1960 to 2023, primarily from the Bradenton Herald. For more information on locating obituaries and for accessing the logs, you will find access on our website main menu bar (column on the left) at Obituaries. Try it out.
Regional Genealogical Activities
In addition to the Manatee Genealogical Society, there are a number of Genealogical Societies that are within reasonable driving distances. These organiziation hold regular meetings and have programs tailored to the interests of genealogical researchers. We encourage you to use our Regional Society Links page and open the organization's website and check-out events that fit your research needs. Also, local societies sponsor special events like seminars and workshops, for example. Explore the Society Links page and check out our Regional Events page.
DNA Special Interest Group (SIG)
Virtual Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Time: Evenings 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Place: Virtual Meeting Via Zoom - for attendance and information send an email to email@example.com
Learn how to use DNA to find your roots! All Levels of ability welcome
Peggy Jude leads our DNA SIG. She has been conducting genealogical research for her family and clients for over 40 years. Peggy is a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG,) and serves on the Board of the Manatee Genealogical Society. She holds a BS in Zoology from Iowa State and a Masters from the University of Michigan. She is an alumnus of the Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and the Institute for Genealogy & History Research (IGHR), and she has completed multiple full week in-depth courses on DNA Tools and Techniques.