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Tuesday, March 5
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. However, on March 5th  we will have members at the meeting site to answer questions and help you with any of your research questions.

RootsMagic SIG
Monday, March 11
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, March 12
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
South Manatee Library Branch, 6081 26th St. W, Bradenton, FL
"Your Raw DNA Data and What You Can Do With It - Uploading to other Sites." The DNA SIG is 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.

Manatee Genealogical Society Seminar
Saturday, March 16
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)

Irish Genealogy Seminar
Saturday, March 23
Irish Genealogy Seminar  (Workshops/Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Robert W Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Tampa, Florida
"Irish Genealogy Seminar," is an all day seminar presented by Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation. The four lectures discuss all of Ireland.
  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Census Substitutes and Other Important Sources for the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History
  • Case Study for Irish Research
This will be the only Seminar in Florida during UHF’s 2019 American Tour. Seating is limited, register early. Cost:  $45  ($55 including box lunch);
Members of sponsoring societies receive a $5 discount - Manatee code - 5OFF-MGS; 
Register at: REGISTER ; See Meeting Flyer (link)
The "Irish Genealogy Seminar" is sponsored by the following Genealogical Societies: Florida, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota and The Villages

Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 2
Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Manatee Central Library, Main Auditorium, Bradenton, FL
Bryan Mulcahy will present "Courthouse Research" for our April 2 meeting. Bryan has thirty years’ experience as a 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 researc and on-line research. Bryan is also active as a speaker to genealogy and business groups and has published numerous articles on a variety of genealogy topics from U.S. immigration records to probate records in England. Bryan holds BS and MS degrees from Florida State University. He is a frequent speaker for local and regional genealogy groups and also provides presentations on genealogy topics via radio and television.  

Tuesday, May 7
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.