The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday April 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a hands-on working session for individual research using the Internet and library resources of the JGSTB. Experienced JGS mentors will be on hand to provide guidance and assistance. This “members-helping-members” session has always been one of our more popular programs. We are pleased to offer it again following the JGSTB 2017 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research seminar in February and March. This work session will be an opportunity to apply what was discussed in earlier sessions, or to just learn how to get started with genealogical research. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM.
The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the genealogical research resources and library materials that will be available for use at this session. Free access to Ancestry.com and to MyHeritage.com (Premium), will be available on several computers. While this workshop is intended as a hands-on working session for those who have already begun their research and wish to further it or to seek assistance with problems, novices will be given an abbreviated “jump start” on how to get started.
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 Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s library and research resources are available to all meeting attendees and can be loaned out to members. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogy research is invited to participate. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome.
The pre-program social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at 727-796-7981.