Saturday, May 31, 2014

Using SIGs to Find Your Ancestors

ORLANDO, FL, May 31, 2014 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring IAJGS President, Marlis Humphrey, “Using SIGs to Find Your Ancestors”.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are an invaluable resource to finding your ancestors. SIGs are a group of people whose common interest is a geographic region of ancestral origin or a special topic. There are more than a couple dozen various Jewish genealogy SIGs – e.g. German-Jewish SIG, Latvia SIG, GRI- Poland SIG, Rabbinic Genealogy SIG, etc. Most have unique and very useful information available to those researching their family history on a website. Many also have an email based discussion group where members can get help and share information. Many SIGs are also instrumental in sponsoring translation projects to index records from their region of interest. These records might only otherwise be available by visiting an in-country archive. Many SIGs have an annual meeting coincident with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual conference Learn about the myriad of resources available through the various Jewish genealogy SIGs, how to access them, and how to utilize this resource to discover your ancestry.
Prior to the program, starting at 6:30pm, there will be time for newcomers to network and to receive free consulting assistance or mentoring from a Jewish genealogy maven.

Marlis Glaser Humphrey is President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), Vice President of Programs and Publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO), and Vice President and Technology Outreach Committee Chairs for the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS). Marlis recently received the FSGS 2014 Distinguished Service award. She has successfully discovered all her ancestral shtetls. Marlis is founder of myAncestories, a company that helps genealogists create family histories to treasure. Marlis holds a B.A. in Russian and an M.S. in Management of Technology.
DATE: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm for networking and mavens)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. Free admission.
LOCATION: Maitland Public Library, 501 S. 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 $35 for an individual and $40 for a family. For more information visit our blog at , “like” us at or call us at 407-494-4230.
Contact Information:
Marlis Humphrey JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
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