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. 

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. 

August 6
"Self-Publishing Your Genealogy For Under $10"
Our program speaker, Karen Dwyer, will present virtually “Self- Publishing Your Genealogy For Under $10”   Have you worked on your family’s genealogy for years and have no one to ...

August 7
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 ...

August 12
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 ...

August 13
IRISH SIG - Virtual
It’s estimated that about 10% of the US Population has Irish ancestry…that’s about 31 million people!  Ireland is not the easiest place to research due to political strife as well ...

August 14
GERMAN SIG - Virtual
Do you have German ancestors or you are interested in this part of Europe, or were your ancestors located in some of the popular German settlements in the USA? Maybe ...