Thursday, October 3, 2013

“Finding Your Family on the Web”

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, October 2, 2013 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) in celebration of International Jewish Genealogy Month, for a program featuring our own digital genealogy expert, Tom Hirsch, “Finding Your Family on the Web”.

The Internet is probably the best tool ever for genealogy.  It allows you to access billions of webpages all over the globe by using your home computer.  The Internet can help you find lots of material that you could not find otherwise.  Tom Hirsch, will use his 20 years of genealogy experience, and his journalistic skills to show you how you can find relatives that you did not know existed and how to use the enormous connectivity of the worldwide web to share your family tree and link you to other people researching the same ancestors.

Tom will show you a variety of websites, demonstrate some genealogy databases, capture official records, search for information, use translation tools, and find educational materials to help you be a better genealogist, and to work more effectively and efficiently. In addition to demonstrating numerous websites for you to use in your family history work, Tom will provide important information on how to protect your computer and the critical information that you have spent so much time and effort to find.

At the meeting, you will receive a list of some of the most useful websites for your research.  After seeing Tom's presentation, you can immediately use these tools to advance your work. Tour the Internet with Tom as he shares his knowledge of the worldwide web and computers to help you capture and share your family history. 

Tom Hirsch is a veteran in the broadcast industry and News Assignment Editor at WESH, Channel 2. Tom is also VP Membership of the JGSGO and an avid genealogist with 20 years of research experience. Tom quickly learned that his investigative news gathering abilities and skill in doing great stories for radio and TV found another important use in compiling his family history. Tom has collected much of his genealogy by using the vast resources on the Internet. Tom is the author of “Tom’s List” – a compilation of more than 300 links to useful websites to aid in Jewish genealogy research. For more information on how to obtain “Tom’s List”, contact .

DATE: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.
LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando – Roth JCC – Maitland Campus, Senior Lounge, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

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 , “like” us at  or call us at 407-494-4230.

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Contact Information: 
Marlis Humphrey 
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity 

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