30 November 2007
26 November 2007
The FGS membership application is available by clicking on the link in the right-hand column of our Web site or it can be accessed directly at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flfgs/FGS_member_appl_June_2007.pdf. You can also pay at our Holiday Party at Amil and Loraine Rose's home on December 15th. We'll have membership registration forms on hand so that you can provide us with your most current and complete information.
We have some tremendous educational programs and other events in mind for 2008 in order to celebrate our society's FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY! Be sure to renew your subscription and bring other genealogy friends into the society this coming year.
The Florida Genealogical Society in Tampa is the oldest continuously operating genealogical society in the State of Florida and we will make this a banner year in every way possible!
- President: Andrew M. "Drew Smith (E)
- Vice President: James H. "Jim" Weiss (E)
- Recording Secretary: Trevetta Harline Wunderlin (E)
- Corresponding Secretary: Loraine Jacobs Rose (E)
- Treasurer: Mary Lyons Rivers (E)
- Director: George G. Morgan (E)
- Director: Noreta C. Wells
- Director: Alicia Cole Truett
(E) = Elected or re-elected
Congratulations to the 2008 FGS Board! We will celebrate their election at the Holiday Party.
Directions are available in a document titled "Holiday Party Directions" in the "How-to" Instructions area in the right-hand column of our Web page. (See http://www.rootsweb.com/~flfgs/HOLIDAYPARTYDIRECTIONS.pdf
Help us celebrate the holiday season with another great social opportunity!
13 November 2007
Please make sure to attend to make your voice heard! This is your society and we want your input to elect representatives who can and will serve YOU! We also want YOUR support in volunteering for a group of projects in which you can participate, have fun, learn, and get to know your fellow society members.
See you there!
07 November 2007
Pamela Treme and Pattie Schultz will present a program titled "Write Your Family History Using a Template." A luncheon is served and costs $12.00 per person. Reservations for lunch must be received by November 14th. For more information, visit the SBGS Web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsbgs/meetings.htm.
Larry Domnitch will discuss the subject of his book "The Cantonists: The Jewish Children's Army of the Tsar". Mr. Domnitch's book depicts through personal accounts a tragic and significant era in Jewish History. Tens of thousands of Jewish children – some as young as 12 years old – were forced to serve in the Czar's army for 25 years with the intent of forcing the boys to abandon their faith. This book describes their struggles as well as those of their communities. This was an era of trauma and tribulation for the entire Pale of Settlement (designated provinces where Russian Jews were forced to live), which also had long-term impacts upon the Jewish community.
Larry Domnitch is a professor of Jewish History at Touro College in Miami Beach, and he teaches language arts at Mechinah Yeshiva High School in that same city. Larry is also the author of "The Jewish Holidays: A Journey Through History", published by Jason Aronson. In addition to his two books Larry writes extensively for newspapers and journals throughout the United States and Israel. He has an MA in Jewish History from Yeshiva University, and he resides with his wife and four children in Boca Raton.
Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. 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.
Genealogy expert and speaker Nancy Evers will present a program about Scandinavian Research.
03 November 2007
Thank you so very much for helping make our 50th Anniversary Celebration greater!
Annual elections of officers and board meetings will be held at our regular November meeting on 17 November 2006! We have a slate of candidates but nominations can be made from the floor, following the procedures in the FGS By-Laws published here on our Web site.
Please make sure to attend to make your voice heard! This is your society and we want your input to elect representatives who can and will serve YOU!
The FGS Telephone Committee is in need of volunteers for our monthly calls to members to remind them of monthly meetings, seminars or other activities.
Each volunteer will have a list of 12-15 names.
Calls are made one week prior to monthly meetings held on the third Sat. of each month. If member is not at home, message can be left on the answering machine. If no answering machine is available, call back again at a different time. If unsuccessful, you do not have to make another call for that month.
If you cannot make your calls in any particular month due to illness or vacations, just inform me via phone or my email.
If you feel you could help out once per month for 15-20 minutes, it would be so appreciated by our committee. Thank you in advance if you choose to help out, you will be called by me with details.
Loraine Jacobs Rose,
Telephone Committee Chairman