02 March 2009

News from Other Societies - Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at the LDS (Mormon) Family History Center, 9000 106th Ave N., Largo, Florida, on Sunday March 8, 2009, at 1:45 PM.

Ann Peterson, staff member of the Family History Center in Largo, will present "An Introduction to the Family History Center Archives" and will provide guidance on how to do genealogical research using the archives of the LDS (Mormon) Church's Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Branch Family History Centers – more than 3,500 of them around the world – provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche at the main Library in Salt Lake City to help patrons identify their ancestors. Everyone is welcome to come to the centers and use their resources. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is the main repository for most of the genealogical information the LDS Church has collected – more than a billion records – the world's largest genealogical collection.

Ann Peterson was the director of the Largo Family History Center for eight years from 1994 to 2002, and for the past seven years has been a staff member providing assistance to genealogical researchers. The Center is located at 9000 106th Ave N., Largo a block west of Starkey, on the south side of 106th Ave. It is just south of Bryan Dairy Road.

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 or Rita Shapiro at 446-9311.