WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

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. 

 

CHECK OUT REGIONAL GENEALOGY 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 specisl events like seminars and workshops, for example. Explore the Society Links page and check out our Regional Events page. 


    Announcing!
       Special Interest Group
DNA
A Monthly Session on Tuesday Evenings

5:30 to 7:00 pm
See the MGS Events Schedule for Information 

All Levels of Ability Welcome
Learn how to use DNA to find your roots!
BRING YOUR COMPUTERS
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 3
"What Can You Do With Your DNA?"
Peggy Jude, board member of the Manatee Genealogical Society and leader of our DNA Special Interest Group.  Peggy holds a BS in Zoology, and an MBA.  Her presentation is "What ...

March 9
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 ...

March 17
DNA SIG
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in you genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. BRING YOUR COMPUTERS. She has ...

March 18
"New York State Genealogy: Dealing with the Empire"
Ray Maki, member of the Manatee Genealogical Society, will present a special seminar on "New York State: Dealing with the Empire." Ray is a native New Yorker and a genealogist ...

April 7
"Using Newspapers in Genealogy"
The speaker is Brian Mulcahy, Reference Librarian in the Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, Florida. He holds an Associate Degree in Business from Miami-Dade Community College (1976), a Bachelor of ...