Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay Meeting
Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
Speaker: Drew Smith
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday October 8, 2017 for a presentation by Drew Smith on “Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process”.
The research process includes goals, questions, sources, information, evidence and conclusions. In this presentation, attendees will learn to use task management software, research logs, and other tools to keep track of their research.
Drew Smith, who is very well known in local and national genealogical circles, is an Associate Librarian with the USF Tampa Library, and is the 2016 winner of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship, presented by the National Genealogical Society. He is past president of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa, and has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Florida State Genealogical Society. He is the host of the Genealogy Connection podcast, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. Drew is the author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists, is the co-author of the book “Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques”, and he has written extensively for a number of genealogical print and online magazines. His latest book, “Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher”, was published by Family Tree Books.
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 genealogical research is invited to participate. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge.
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.