Friday, January 24, 2014

Good Idea: Listening to Genealogy and History Podcasts

Here's a good idea from another Genealogy Blog.

I used to listen to genealogy and family history podcasts; I don't have a long commute to anywhere, but perhaps there are quiet places I could go and eat lunch and listen.  I am so glad that this blogger gave me a gentle reminder.

February News and Events in Northwest Florida and Thereabouts

  • Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County:
Come hear about "Murder, Mayhem and Many Mrs.'s" and learn what can be accomplished with online resources in family history research.
Using genealogy, history and online resources, Elizabeth Crowe will paint a lively picture of Colonel Guy Wyman, the founder of Navarre, at the Genealogy Society of Okaloosa County meeting, 10 a.m. February 8 at the Northwest Florida Heritage Museum in Valparaiso. 
There’s never a dull moment in the story of Wyman and his family:It’s a story of murder, mayhem, madness and four wives.  The man was about the same age as Albert Einstein and Pancho Villa; he served in Pershing's calvary unit; and lived to see the space age!

Libbi Crowe, a Navarre resident, is the author of Genealogy Online, and is now writing the 10th edition. Crowe’s father really was a rocket scientist and she has been involved with computers since the early days. Her family got involved in genealogy after discovering an old Bible with family records going back to 1812.

  • Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Victorian Valentine's Day Tea,
Saturday, February 15th, 2:00-3:30p.m.;
Celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique and fun way this year. 
 Men, women and children will enjoy a variety of teas and light refreshments while learning fun Valentine's Day facts, Victorian traditions and tea etiquette.
Cost:  $15 or $12 for Museum Members
Space is limited!  Reservations are required.
Call:  (850) 678-2615    

Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, FL  32580

  • West Florida Genealogical Society:

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Place: West Florida Genealogy Library. 5740 N. 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL
Time: 10:00 AM
Speaker: Jerry Merritt
Topic: Let’s Find Your Roots!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 is the West Florida Genealogical Society’s Annual African-American Help Day. Jerry Merritt’s program will show techniques for beginning as well as experienced researchers, with an emphasis on locating hard-to-find information about African-American genealogy.

Mr. Merritt has been a popular presenter with WFGS members. His programs provide practical and easily understood methods for all genealogists.

Following the program, the West Florida Genealogy Library will be open and volunteers will provide research assistance using library computers and other resources. Since computer access is limited, attendees are encouraged to reserve a space by calling 478-6168. Personal laptops and tablets may be used; no reservation is required for them.