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Restoration Project Idea

Drom FGS Digest News:

Society News: The Pinellas Genealogy Society's Cemetery Restoration Project
The Pinellas Genealogy Society (Florida) is actively engaged in the
Greenwood Cemetery restoration project in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Verizon awarded the society a $4,000.00 grant for use in this
project. PGS has had the two Civil War Mortar Monuments in the center
of the cemetery fully restored, and the results are stunning. The
Florida Native Plant Society is going to assist with plantings, and
PGS is working on building a Historic Greenwood Web site which will
be utilized by school children to work on school history/writing
projects. The first school tour is taking place this month. PGS won a
Partnership Award (with Chris Kelly, Roser Park Neighborhood Assn.
and Verizon) from the City of St. Petersburg for this project in

In addition, PGS is busily working to upload a Bible Record project
on their Web site, working on a new cemetery publication (Episcopal
Church interments in South Pinellas County, Florida), and is almost
finished with canvassing Memorial Park Cemetery (St. Petersburg)
which has gone to well over 60,000 interments being recorded.

"EDITOR'S NOTE: The Pinellas Genealogical Society is a very active
group. In addition to the project described above, PGS has been
actively canvassing and transcribing the cemeteries in their area,
and has published numerous volumes of cemetery transcriptions. Their
members are active volunteers in the Largo (Florida) Public Library's
impressive genealogical collection, and the society stages an annual
educational conference. PGS is one of those societies which stands as
a representative for how a great genealogical society can really take
charge and make a difference in their community. Please visit their
Web site at for more information. My
hat is off to the PGS. (GGM)"

Any ideas AfriGeneas for local areas?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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