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 currently conducting in person and virtual hybrid meetings from November through May and virtural meetings from June through October. Guests may attend with an advance request sent via e-mai to: info@mgsfl.org
 
Check the Calendar of Events for additional information, and be sure to visit our Facebook Page for tips and tools and what's new in genealogical research. 
 


A NEW RESOURCE ADDED TO MGS WEBSITE
 LOCATING OBITUARIES
 
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. 
 


June 18
DNA SIG - Virtual
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in your genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. Peggy is a member of ...

June 19
Mid-Atlantic Pre-Civil War
Do you have ancestors who arrived in the US before the Civil War? Did they begin their US experience in the Mid-Atlantic states and then move westward? Then this SIG ...

July 3
POLISH SIG - Virtual
Researching in a foreign country can be a little intimidating, especially if you are researching alone.  If your ancestors are from Poland or Eastern Europe, this group may be for ...

July 8
TECHNOLOGY SIG - Virtual
The TECHNOLOGY SIG helps users of all abilities to effectively use technology in support of Family History research. We will also have breakout groups for the users of Family History software.  Meetings ...

July 9
"It's Not All Online: Researching in Archives"
Our program speaker, Melissa Barker, will present, via Zoom, “It’s Not all Online:  Researching in Archives”.   “Statistics say that there is less than 10% of all the world’s ...