PGS Volunteers In Action
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PGS Volunteers In Action!

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PGS Genealogy Consultants at the Library

Betsy Filz organizing the microfilm files.

Betsy Filz

Roger Blohm and Barbara Pardun utilizing one of the research tables in the Genealogy Department.  
  PGS Genealogy Consultant Betty Lindberg assists researcher Larry Howard. Betty Lindberg and Larry Howard
Jackie Jorden PGS Consultant Jackie Jordan at the genealogy desk at the library.   
  A group of Genealogy Consultants at the Library Awards luncheon.   
Marie Delu and Dianne Byther  Consultants Marie Delu and Dianne Byther  organizing the book collection.  
  PGS Consultant Bob Jump working at the terminal. Bob Jump 
Volunteer of the Year Plaque  Plaque showing winners of the Largo Public Library Genealogy Volunteer of the Year Award.   
  Alice Charest assists library patron Phil Baird at a microfilm machine. AliceCharest-and-Baird.jpg (62806 bytes)

Web Master

Ed Deming sitting in front of his element (the computer).


Field Trip Coordinator

Pat Strait working at the library.

Pat Strait 
Gloria Beek 

Library Committee

 Volunteer Gloria Beek with  award.

  Committee volunteer Harriet Tompkins.  Harriet Tompkins  
Annual Book Sale Volunteers assist with the annual book sale.  


Volunteer instructor teaching one of our classes in the Largo Library Local History Room.

Doc Class
Carla Kerns teaches a class  Volunteer instructor Carla Kerns.   
  Bob Bryan, Education Director, with the PGS publicity display board.  Bob Bryan and the PGS table folder

Past Volunteers and Projects

  Kristin Jones & Prudence Fabricand are volunteer in the Genealogy Department - shown here checking out the Census Microfilm files. "Pru" Fabricand is a recent recipient of the Volunteer Recognition Award.

Library volunteers Betty Hostetler (2003 recipient of the Unsung Researcher Award) and Rosanne Bronick recent recipient of the Volunteer Recognition Award, with Mercedes Bleattler (background), Special Collections Librarian.


Edith Kilroy - PGS Library Volunteer (PGS Volunteer Recognition Award recipient)

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PGS volunteer Pauline Batista serves the library, organizing the extensive map collection, builds the genealogical serials collections through exchanges and donations, and supervises the surname and locality files.

  Volunteers Howard Jensen (of Largo) and Betsy Filz (of Massachusetts) on hand to assist researchers in Special Collections at Largo Library.

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Fun in Cemeteries!

Volunteers Rae Rose (recipient of a Volunteer Recognition Award July 2003) and Everett Van Ripper try their hand at rubbings.



Lincoln Cemetery Canvassers

Bill Wallace, Lee Bevan, Pat Johnston, Dave Dellinger, Lesleigh Butts, Charlie & Pat Grandmaison

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Memorial Park Canvassers

Marilyn Ginty, JoAnn & Kerry McElhaney, Ann Cantlin, Dave Dellinger, Stephanie Cain. Over 64,000 interments were recorded by the "Park Gang." Truly an astounding accomplishment.


  Data Entry Volunteers working on this project

 Carl and Alice Charest in front of Pinelawn Garden - one of several they canvassed.



Carol Chester and Joyce Read in Oriental Gardens.

Lesleigh Butts and Mary Flora at South Lawn Gardens.

Rae Rose and Pat Johnston in Garden of Prayer.

Charlie and Pat Grandmaison in Garden of Palms.



Royal Palm Canvassers

Beth Shields, Lesleigh Butts, Charlie & Pat Grandmaison, Ann Cantlin, Rae Rose, Trish Burch, Pat Johnston, JoAnn & Kerry McElhaney

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More fun at Royal Palms

Pat Johnston enumerating at Royal Palm.



Chapel Hill Cemetery Canvass

Mary Flora, Rae Rose, Everett Van Ripper, Pat Johnston, Theresa DeRolf, Lesleigh Butts

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Serenity Gardens Canvass

Mary Sue Coovert was among the dedicated who helped record 16,890 interments at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park


Data Researchers

Ann Cantlin working on research for PGS book publication

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Research Committee

 Betty Adkins is one of the outstanding Research Committee volunteers whose dedicated efforts have garnered several letters of commendation, a role model for us all.....thanks Betty!


Volunteer Opportunities!!

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