REGIONAL PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
 
We will be posting here some current regional programs, workshops and seminars of interest to our society members. Generally these events will not be posted to our MGS Calendar of Events.There are many regional genealogy societies or special events that are within a reasonable drive and their programs can be an excellent source of information to aid your family roots search. Check the specific sponsoring society website for more information, if a website is available.
 
Below are listed some upcoming meetings, workshops and  seminars that may be of interest to you. Check our Regional Societies page to view specific society websites. The specific society website is your best source of society events and programs.
 

Pinellas Genealogy Society - The Society will hold its 2023 Annual Seminar on February 25, 2023, featuring Diahan Southard.  In addition to Diahan as the main speaker, Lori Coffey and Karen Fortin will be featured during the break. The event will be held in hybrid format with the first presentation starting at 9:00 am EST. The seminar is scheduled to conclude at 4:00 PM. 
 
Please click on the below link which will take you directly to the website of the Pinellas Genealogy Society for information regarding the speaker, lecture topics, and registration(opens January 1, 2023).
 

 
The Villages Genealogical Society - The 23rd Annual Seminar will be held from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.  The seminar will feature Sunny Jane Morton, who will present four seminar topics.  The seminar will be held in hybrid format with the public being invited to attend via virtual link.  Please click on the link below to register and to see up-to-date information on the website of The Villages Genealogical Society.
 
 

 
Florida Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - The 2023 Annual Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  It will feature Beth Stahr, CG, MA, MLS speaking on three lectures:  Gerbers, Grabers, Garvers and Grobbers: Tips for Researching Ohio Swiss Families, News that was Fit to Print: Using Newspapers in American Genealogy, and Using Historical Fiction and Social History to Support Your Narrative.  Please click on the below link to access their FaceBook page regarding registration and any up-to-date information regarding the seminar.
 

 
 
West Florida Genealogical Society - The Spring Conference will be held hybrid on March 4 from 8:45 am - 4:00 pm EST. In-person attendees will meet at the Edward M. Chadbourne Library, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd - Building 20, in Penscola, Florida.  Other attendees can participate via a Zoom link.  The two featured speakers are Ms. KB Barcomb, who specialized in conducting WWI and WWII research through the lens of family history, and Mr.Mark Mullinax, who concentrates on showing professional and budding genealogists the tricks and tools which can help translate information to assist in the complicated researching process.  Please click on the link below to access the website of the West Florida Genealogical Society for more information and to register for the event.