08 March 2008

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay - April Meeting

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 1:30 PM on Sunday, 13 April 2008at the John F. Germany Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida for a hands-on workshop for individual research. This library has one of the best and most complete set of genealogical holdings of any library in the Tampa Bay region. The library will have an expert in genealogy and the library resources to give us an overview of the resources, give us a private tour, and to help us with research. Several experienced JGS mentors will be available to provide guided assistance at this working session.

The workshop will begin with an overview of the extensive genealogical resources - in print, on microfilm, and online - most of which are only available at Tampa's main downtown library. The overview will be followed by the actual use of these resources for your own individual research under the guiding hands of our experienced mentors. The John F. Germany library has a large microfilm collection of immigration records as well as computer access to Ancestry Plus, Heritage Quest and other databases among its considerable genealogical resources. A listing of the library's premium databases can be seen online at . Attendees should bring their own materials and information to do their research at the library.

The overview session of the library's holdings will begin at 1:30 PM, and will be followed by individual research using the library's microfilm readers and computer facilities with guided assistance if needed until the library closes at 5:00 PM. 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 Linda Zolinsky at 727-372-0646.