I would like to thank the Manatee Genealogical Society for inviting me at their Winter Seminar last Saturday. I was able to make four presentations to a good-sized crowd in an excellent facility at the Bethel Baptist Church in West Bradenton, Florida. I also think the crowd was first class. That is, they laughed at my jokes and I didn't see anyone fall asleep. That's how I judge an audience!
I did learn quite a bit about the Manatee Genealogical Society (MGS) while I was there. Any person with an interest in genealogy, family history or allied fields of study may become a member of the Society upon acceptance and payment of dues. The benefits of membership include regular meetings and workshops, frequent newsletters distribution, the ability to publish research and general interest articles on the society's website, and much more.
The next meeting of the MGS will be held March 5th, 2013 from 9:30am until 12 noon. The program will be "Land Records & Tax Records" by Bryan Mulcahy, Reference Librarian at the Fort Myers-Lee County Library in Fort Myers, FL. The Manatee Genealogical Society Computer Special Interest Group will also meet about 11:15am. The topic will be "My Experiences with Windows 8".
You can learn more about this interesting genealogy society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs/.