27 2022

JGSTB - Intro to Largo Library Genealogical Collection


Largo Public Library 120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

Contact Bruce Hadburg

    The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is offering an introduction to the genealogical holdings of the Largo Public Library with an emphasis on the library’s subscription databases. This special, in-person event will be offered twice, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, and again on Saturday, April 30. Each session will take place at 10 a.m. in the Local History Room on the second floor of the library, located at 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Note that these sessions will not be at the JGSTB regular meeting place or date. Reservations are requested due to limited seating and computer stations. 

    Please email Bruce Hadburg by April 23, 2022, at bhadburg@tampabay.rr.com and indicate which session you want to attend.

    The Largo Public Library is the designated center for genealogical research for the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, and it has twice earned the Genealogy Outstanding Achievement Award by the Florida State Genealogical Society. Thanks in part to the Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS), which houses its library holdings there, the Largo Library has one of the most extensive genealogical collections in the Tampa Bay region including a large collection of books on Jewish Genealogy. Volunteers from the PGS staff the Genealogy Department of the library on most days, and we appreciate that PGS volunteers will be there to give an overview and a private tour of the library’s genealogical resources. Volunteers will remain after the tour to help persons needing guided assistance. Attendees should bring their own materials and information if they wish to do research at the library. Laptop computers may also be useful if the library does not have enough computers to accommodate everyone, but understand that personal computers may not have access to the library’s subscription databases that will be featured at this meeting.

    Following the overview session of the library's holdings, participants can conduct individual research by using  the library's microfilm/microfiche readers and computer facilities, with guided assistance if needed.  The meeting will end at noon. Anyone wishing to continue to work on their own may do so.

    The JGSTB appreciates the hosting of this meeting by the PGS with thanks to the Largo Library and to PGS President and Communications Director Peter Summers for arranging this special meeting and for conducting the tour and overview. 

    For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, go to http://www.jgstb.org/.