07 May 2007

News from Other Societies

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 2:00 PM Sunday June 20, 2007 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida for a genealogy problem solving session –"ASK THE EXPERTS”. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.

In this working session a panel of experienced resident genealogists will assist those who have come up against a dead end in their family research and don't know what to do next. The solutions presented should be of value to anyone doing family research.

The problem-solving panel will include Debbe Hagner & Emil Isaacson, our resident experts. Ms. Hagner is a professionally accredited genealogist who has a Certificate in Family History Research from Brigham Young University and who been researching her own family’s genealogy for more than 30 years. Dr. Isaacson has 24 years experience in Jewish genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late 1700’s in Europe. He conducts an annual 2-day seminar in Jewish Genealogy for the JGSTB. Other experienced genealogists will be available to assist as needed.

Those who present problems to "ASK THE EXPERTS” by E-mail to prior to the meeting will be given priority by the panel. Time permitting; problems presented from the floor will also be addressed.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s library and research resources are available to all meeting attendees and can be loaned out to members. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogy research is invited to participate. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome.

For information on the organization or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.