Genealogy Assistance

Suspended until further notice. Previously held on Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm (Wednesdays only in July & August)

The Suncoast Genealogy Society offers genealogy research assistance at the Palm Harbor Library. No registration required.

Suncoast Genealogy Society

The Suncoast Genealogy Society (SGS) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the teaching of modern and ethical genealogy research techniques to the membership and general public through the use of meetings, workshops, lectures, field trips, and other educational activities.  Founded in 1983, SGS serves Northern Pinellas and Southern Pasco Counties.

SGS offers genealogy research assistance at the Palm Harbor Library each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Closed for the time being due to COVID-19

Meeting Schedule

SGS meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. The public is always welcome at our meetings.

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Check the Events calendar on the SGS website for the latest dates and times.

Next Meeting SGS Meeting

Saturday,  July 24, 2021

Suncoast Genealogy Society Featured Speaker Bob Bryan

Backup & Protecting Computer Data

How to assure your genealogy (and other) computer data is safe from natural disasters, computer failure, viruses, spyware, etc. We will discuss what data you need to backup and specific means to safely backup that data. We will show you how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware.
Bob Bryan is a fifth-generation native Floridian, born and raised in Okaloosa County in the Florida panhandle but has been a resident of Pinellas County since 1965. He graduated from the University of Alabama and retired in 1999 from the Raytheon Corporation after a 37-year career as an electronic engineer. Currently, Bob serves as Pinellas Genealogy Society’s Director of Education and also is a PGS Past President. Bob is a well-known Pinellas County presenter on various genealogy subjects.

Meet in our on-line ZOOM room
1:00pm – Membership Meeting
1:30pm – Program

Open to Guests

The ZOOM link will be emailed to all SGS members.
Not a member? Email us and request the link at:
Log on before 1:00pm for meeting/before 1:30pm for program.

SGS Membership Application and Renewal Form

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SGS Executive Board

  • President: Debbie Smyth
  • Vice President: Bob Pierro
  • Vice President/Programs: Marianne Bradley
  • Vice President/Membership: Shari Harmon
  • Treasurer: John Matthews
  • Secretary: Judy Bishara
  • Past President: Jean Van Horn
  • Director: Rosanne Bender
  • Director: Beth Bleich
  • Director: Vacant

SGS Committees & Others

  • Newsletter/Editor: Beth Bleich
  • History/Historian: Ann James
  • SGS Help Desk: Marianne Bradley
  • Education Co-Chair: Jean Van Horn
  • Education Co-Chair: Ann James
  • Publicity Chair: Rosanne Bender
  • Facebook Chair: Julie Rodriguez
  • Sunshine Chair: Julie Rodriguez
  • Web Chair: John Matthews
  • Library Liaison: Cathy Blanton
  • Registered Agent: Shari Harmon