Largo Public Library has been designated as the center for genealogical research for the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative.

In 2000, the library earned the Genealogy Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida State Genealogical Society. In 2008 and 2011, the Pinellas Genealogy Society repeated that accomplishment and was recognized with the same award.  All three awards highlight the library's outstanding collection and the Society's support through countless volunteer hours spent teaching classes, making genealogy information available, issuing publications, and providing direct research assistance to the public. 

Largo Public Library's Genealogy Center includes:

  • Genealogy classes on a variety of topics

  • Over 10,000 books

  • Maps, Magazines, Journals

  • CD-ROMs, Microfiche and reader/printers, Microfilm and reader/printers

  • US State Census records

  • Numerous Pinellas County cemetery records and obituaries

  • Computers

  • Database subscriptions to Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and American Ancestors

  • Pinellas Memory Project: digital preservation of local history photos and other documents

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Pinellas Genealogy Society

The Pinellas Genealogy Society has been a leader in Florida genealogy since its founding in 1972. The active membership provides a volunteer group assisting the Largo Public Library from day to day, contributing to the library's position as the county's premier genealogical research site. The PGS assets have continued to grow over the years and make up about 25% of the genealogy collection at the library. Its educational offerings have grown to over 40 class subjects with 7 active instructors to share the teaching responsibilities. PGS offers an annual seminar featuring nationally known speakers, as well as, a newsletter, website, blog, and other publications and projects. It boasts a speaker's bureau providing presentations and classes to genealogy societies in the surrounding area. PGS is also actively involved in historic preservation of artifacts that have come into their possession.

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