08 February 2008

News from Other Societies - BAGHS & JGSTB

The Brandon Area Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 12 February 2008, at the Bloomfield Regional Public Library. Pam Treme’& Pattie Schultz from the Pasco Genealogy Society will present "Connecting through Family Newsletters." This is a two part program on how to compile your newsletter using Microsoft Word, and then use the mail merge tool to send to several people. You will learn things about your Microsoft Word you didn't even know were there!

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is offering a two-part educational seminar designed to enable you to discover your family’s immigration records. 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.

There will be no charge for members of the JGSTB. Non-members will be charged $25 to attend, but that charge will include a one-year membership in the JGSTB. Annual membership dues for the JGSTB are $25 per individual or family. There will be an additional charge of $10 per seminar booklet. Couples may wish to share one booklet between them.