Some of our New Features Include:

  • Built in Membership Management tools for email notifications, and joining and renewing memberships with your PayPal account, or a credit card.
  • Provides a "Members Only" section for access to society publications and documents, speaker handouts, specialized help guides, and for example, access to tombstone transcriptions of over 35 Manatee County cemeteries.
  • Well organized Events calendar.
  • Surname Database of Members to help connect with follow members or other researchers on the web.

Facebook: We are very pleased to announce that the Manatee Genealogical Society is now on Facebook. You can follow us and receive up-to-the-minute information on our meetings and events. Our site is a public site and open to anyone to follow. Our Facebook Page  enhances our presence on social media. 


In addition to the Manatee Genealogical Society, there are a number of Genealogical Societies that are within reasonable driving distances. These organiziation hold regular meetings and have programs tailored to the interests of genealogical researchers. We encourage you to use our Regional Society Links page and open the organization's website and check-out events that fit your research needs. 

       Special Interest Group
A Monthly Session on Tuesday Evenings

5:30 to 7:00 pm
Sessions will resume November 12, 2019. 

All Levels of Ability Welcome
Learn how to use DNA to find your roots!
South Manatee Library Branch
6081 26th St. W, Bradenton, FL
The DNA SIG will be led by Peggy Jude.  She has been conducting genealogical research for her family and clients for over 40 years. Peggy is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and holds a BS in Zoology from Iowa State and a Masters from the University of Michigan.  She is an alumnus of the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Institute for Genealogy and History Research (IGHR), completing a full week in-depth course on DNA Tools and Techniques. She recently completed a workshop on Visual Phasing and has attended numerous National and Regional Conferences.


February 4
"Fifteen Ways to Make Family History More Than Just a Name and Date"
Welcome back to speaker Peg Kapustiak, professional genealogist, family historian, and author.  Peg Kapustiak's Website.  

February 18
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in your Genealogical Research.  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. BRING YOUR COMPUTERS. She has been conducting genealogical ...

March 3
"What Can You Do With Your DNA?"
Peggy Jude, board member of the Manatee Genealogical Society and leader of our DNA Special Interest Group.  Peggy holds a BS in Zoology, and an MBA.  Her presentation is "What ...

March 17
Join us for a dialogue on the use of DNA in you genealogical research.  News, sharing and help!  The DNA SIG is led by Peggy Jude. BRING YOUR COMPUTERS. She has ...

March 18
New York State Genealogy: Dealing with the Empire
Ray Maki, member of the Manatee Genealogical Society, will present a special seminar on "New York State: Dealing with the Empire." Ray is a native of New York and a ...