30 September 2009

News from Other Societies - Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB) will meet at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 8th at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida for a hands-on working session for individual research using the Internet and resources of the JGSTB library. Several experienced JGS mentors will be available to provide individual assistance. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM.

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the genealogical research resources that are available for use at this session. Full access to Ancestry.com will be available on a few computers. While this workshop is intended to be a working session for those who have already begun their research and wish to further it or seek assistance with problems, rank novices will be given an abbreviated “jump start” session on how to get started. The overview will be followed by actual use of available resources for your own individual research under the guiding hands of our experienced mentors. A listing of the JGSTB library holdings of 150 genealogy books, maps and CD-ROMs can be seen at . Attendees should bring their own research materials and information and be prepared to work. Bring your own laptop computer if you have one. Several computers with Internet access will be available if you cannot bring your own.

The purpose of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is to assist interested individuals in learning about Jewish genealogy and how to research and document their own family histories. The Society does this by facilitating the exchange of research information, encouraging and facilitating research activities, educating members to help themselves and others, making available research resources and materials, arranging genealogical research tours and presenting monthly programs of interest to Jewish genealogical researchers. The Society’s library and research resources include both printed materials and Internet access as well as guided assistance from experienced researchers. Special emphasis is given to helping beginners.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.