Wednesday, October 10, 2012

“Build a Translation Toolkit for Genealogists”

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Celebrates
International Jewish Genealogy Month

ORLANDO, FL, October 10, 2012 — Join the JGSGO as it celebrates International Jewish Genealogy Month. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) proudly presents internationally renowned and highly regarded expert, Marlis Humphrey, as Speaker of the Month. She will present "Build a Translation Toolkit for Genealogists".

It's International Jewish Genealogy Month, celebrated since 1999 during the Hebrew month of Cheshvan (October 17 to November 14 in 2012).  This is a great time to focus on the international aspect of genealogy and break down the foreign language wall.

You do not need to know how to speak a foreign language to do genealogy research. You can search foreign language websites for genealogy information and translate the web pages to English language with a click of a button using simple browser based tools. You can transcribe foreign language vital records and more with some easy to use aids. You can learn to translate Hebrew headstones. Examples will be given for translating Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Hebrew. Join us and learn how to build your translation toolkit. Mavens will be available after the program to discuss your genealogy research questions. Whether beginner or expert in researching your Jewish family history, this is the meeting for you.

Marlis Humphrey is the founder of myAncestories, International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Boston 2013 Conference co-chair, Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) board member, Ukraine SIG board member, and JGSGO board member. She recently lectured at the National Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference in Cincinnati, the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2012 Conference in Birmingham, and the IAJGS 2012 Conference in Paris. She will present an “Introduction to Jewish Genealogy Research” at the upcoming FSGS conference in Deerfield Beach.

DATE: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
TIME: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Congregation of Reform Judaism, Mini Sanctuary, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando, FL 32810
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. For more information visit our blog at .