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Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Manatee Central Library, Main Auditorium, Bradenton, FL
Drew Smith will discuss "Finding Cousins and Ancestors Using DNA Testing" (With Examples from the Most Popular Testing Sites). Drew regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology.  Together with George G. Morgan, Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005. His most recent book is Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher, published in 2016 by Family Tree Books.

RootsMagic SIG
Monday, January 14, 2019
RootsMagic SIG  (SIGs)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Westminster Courtyard, 222 Old Main Street, Bradenton, FL
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 month at 2 PM at the Westminster Courtyard  main meeting room.  To gain entry to the Westminster Courtyard (when the entrance gates are closed), wave toward  the main meeting room entrance located at the left-center of the building so you can be seen and someone will open the gate for you or call PHYLLIS DOUCETTE at 941-518-3460.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
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.

Genealogy Workshop Hosted by NSDAR
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Genealogy Workshop Hosted by NSDAR  (Workshops/Seminars)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Manatee Central (Downtown) Library at 1301 Baracarrota Blvd West
Genealogy experts of the Manatee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Genealogy Workshop at the Central (Downtown) Library located at 1301 Baracarrota Blvd West. The workshop focuses on helping women interested in tracing their lineage to Patriot ancestors who fought in the American Revolution.  Cost: $10.  Registration deadline is Jan 21, 2019.  A Genealogy Worksheet must be completed prior to the Workshop. The Meeting Announcement Flyer and Worksheet (in PDF format) are available at this link and hard copies will be available at Manatee Genealogy Society meetings.
Contact Margaret Smelser, Chapter Regent, at 941-745-8401 or for questions or details.

Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Manatee Central Library, Main Auditorium, Bradenton, FL
 A professional genealogist and former regional manager for Apple Computer, Donna Moughty has been a family research for over 20 years. She is an instructor, consultant and lecturer on a variety of genealogy subjects, such as effective Internet research methodologies, Irish research strategies, DNA options for researching ancestors, and best use of computer tools and technologies. Donna manages her own blog at and annually hosts a genealogy research trip to Ireland.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Donna will present a topic of current interest that will help us with our genealogical research.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
See Seminar March 16, 2019 -- Thomas Jones, PhD is an award-winning genealogical researcher, educator, and author. Tom is our main speaker at our MGS March 2019 seminar. Do not miss it.

Manatee Genealogical Society Seminar
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Manatee Genealogical Society Seminar  (Workshops/Seminars)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bradenton, FL (Venue to be determined)
Thomas Wright Jones, PhD,  award-winning genealogical researcher, educator, and author of Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation, is our main speaker for our 2019 Seminar. 
8:00 a.m.:  Registration.  Continental breakfast and refreshments will be available.
9:00-12:00:  Morning sessions
12:00-1:00: Lunch (option)
1:00-4:00 pm: Afternoon Sessions
See more detailed information at Tom Jones Seminar (link)

Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Manatee Central Library, Main Auditorium, Bradenton, FL
Bryan Mulcahy will be our April speaker (Topic Announcement Later). Bryan has thirty years’ experience as a Genealogy Librarian in Georgia and Florida. He has been Reference Librarian for Fort Myers Regional Library since 1990 with special emphasis on reference and directional assistance for patron genealogical research. Bryan holds BS and MS degrees from FSU. He has an extensive background making genealogy presentations before citizen groups, on radio and television broadcasts and is a regular speaker at MGS meetings.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Manatee Central Library, Main Auditorium, Bradenton, FL
 "Ask the Experts", this popular topic will be presented again. A panel of experienced researchers will address your questions and other topics of special interest. You can submit your questions prior to the meeting, or ask them at the meeting.