07 January 2008

News from Other Societies - JGSTB

The JGSTB 2008 Guide to Immigration Research:
"Finding Your Grandma’s Immigration Record"

A 2-Part Jewish Genealogy Seminar to be given by
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Part 1: February 10, 2008
Part 2: March 9, 2008

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer a two part educational seminar entitled: “The JGSTB 2008 Guide to Immigration Research: Finding Your Grandma’s Immigration Record” on February 10, 2008 (Part 1) and March 9, 2008 (Part 2) at 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida. Registration will be at 1:30 PM. This seminar will enable you to discover your family’s immigration records. The presentations will concentrate on both traditional and recently available Internet resources that will be of interest to the beginning genealogist as well as those with more experience. The past few years have seen substantial changes in the methods and sources of genealogical research, so the course will place special emphasis on recently developed Internet resources, which are invaluable to researchers of any level of experience. The course will focus on the proper techniques, methods, and short cuts (emphasizing local in addition to Internet resources) that will connect you with your ancestors in the old country – including your grandma!

Dr. Emil H. Isaacson will lead the seminar. Dr. Isaacson has 25 years experience in genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late 1700’s in Europe. He will share his successful and sometimes unsuccessful techniques.

The course is free to current paid up members of the Tampa Bay Jewish Genealogical Society. A one year family membership will be included in the $25 course fee for non-members. A $10.00 fee will be charged per book to defray the cost of printing. An annual membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is $25 per individual or family.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogy research is invited to attend. Early registration is recommended so that sufficient copies of the printed book and handouts will be on hand.

For further information on the organization, to register for the class, or for directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.