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. 


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. 

 Special Interest Group
A Monthly Session on Tuesday Evenings

5:30 to 7:00 pm
Sessions will resume November 12, 2019. 

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.


December 10
Join us to learn more about how you can use DNA in your genealogical research.  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. BRING YOUR COMPUTERS. She has been conducting genealogical ...

January 7
"Who Were the Passengers of the Mayflower?"
Our keynote speaker, Karen Fortin, is a retired librarian and former President of Pinellas Genealogy Society, Largo, Florida. Join us to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower and learn about ...

January 13
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 ...

January 21
"How to Self Publish Your Genealogy" Workshop
Karen Dwyer, President of the Manatee Genealogical Society, will present a workshop on “How to Self- Publish Your Genealogy."  The event will be held  on Jan 21, 2020, at the ...

January 21
Special Session! Join us for an opportunity to share your DNA success story and get help from other members.  This session will be led by Karen Dwyer and Julie Howland.  BRING YOUR ...