Saturday, January 26, 2013

“Beginning Jewish Genealogy - 4 Week Workshop”

Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando & the
Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando

ORLANDO, FL, January 16, 2013 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Orlando for a 4 week workshop, “Beginning Jewish Genealogy”.

Have you heard, "They never talked about it" or "What kind of a name is Tauntie Saucie (i.e. Aunt Sosia)?", or "All the records were destroyed"? With some know how and persistence, you can find your Jewish ancestors! We will cover:
                        Week 1 - Starting the Search
                        Week 2 - U.S. Census & Other Directories
                        Week 3 - U.S. Vital Records & More
                        Week 4 - Bridging to the Old Country

This 4 week class will cover all the essentials to get you started on Jewish family history research. Each week will include a 90 minute lecture, a small homework assignment to get you started, and a set of handouts to add to your workbook.

The class will be offered during the morning and repeated in the evening. Sign up for the morning 4 week sessions or the evening 4 week sessions. Please register no later than February 5, 2013. Register by calling the JCC at 407-645-5933.

DATE:              Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5
TIME:               10:30a.m. or 6:30p.m.
LOCATION:      Roth JCC Greater Orlando, Maitland Campus, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
COST:              Free to JCC and JGSGO members. Non-members $10 fee per week for handouts.

About the Instructors
Lawrence “Larry” Morrell is Past President of the JGSGO and Adult Education Director at Temple Israel. Larry is a successful researcher of his own ancestry and has been a maven to many students of Jewish genealogy. Passionate about capturing family history before it is lost and engaging our descendants in the process, Larry is an experienced lecturer and class instructor on Jewish genealogy topics.

Marlis Glaser Humphrey is Vice President of Programs and Publicity for the JGSGO, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ukraine-SIG and the Florida State Genealogical Society. She is co-chair for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Boston 2013 conference and Membership Development Committee responsible for the Southeastern U.S. Region. Marlis holds a B.A. in Russian and an M.S. in Management of Technology. Marlis is a frequent lecturer on Jewish genealogy topics.

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 or "like" us on Facebook .

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