December 4, 2018 7-9 PM

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, which was founded in 1894, is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the primary benefactor for FamilySearch services.  Long time genealogists have used the records and resources they have collected, including microfilm and microfiche, by visiting the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City or one of the smaller Family History Centers worldwide. Newer generations have been introduced to FamilySearch through registering for the free on-line portal to millions of digitized records. In recent years, FamilySearch has increased digitization of the tangible records held as well as new records collected with the goal of moving all records on line for searching.
The Orlando Florida South Family History Center on Howick Street has kindly opened their doors for JGSGO to meet and learn more about the FamilySearch Portal and other resources available.   The center has computers for use as well as Wifi for those who want to bring their own computers.  Their computers also have free access to and MyHeritage. 
The record collection of FamilySearch is broad and deep, from every continent and most countries.  While many records overlap those accessible through other on-line portals, many are unique to FamilySearch.  With thousands being added daily, the possibility of finding a missing part of your family history here increases.  Bring your brick walls or frustrating questions for an evening of research!
Registration is required for attendance.  Given the format for this meeting, the program will not be available for distance viewing. Their wiki and its associated links are, however, very useful. (see wiki)

The address that will bring up the actual location of the Family History Center in Google or MapQuest is 3000 Howick Street, Orlando, FL 32835.  This is across the street (East side of Apopka Vineland Rd), from the LDS Temple. Go east on Westminster Abbey Road from Apopka Vineland Rd, then take immediate right onto Howick Street. The FHC is in the southwest corner of the building on Howick Street.

DATE: Tuesday, Dec.4, 2018
TIME: 7:00 P.M.– 9:00 P.M.
ADMISSION: Free for members, $5 for guests, which can be applied to membership 
LOCATION: Family History Center, 3000 Howick St., Orlando, FL 32835

REGISTRATION: Registration is required at

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About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is a non-profit organization formed in 1990, for sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. Anyone may join the JGSGO. Annual dues are $35 for an individual and $40 for a family. JGSGO’s monthly meetings are free to members.

JGSGO’s monthly meetings are free to members. For more information visit and “like” us at Questions? Email to

Questions? Email, or call 407-494-4230.

Members are encouraged to visit the MEMBER’S BLOG, which we use to publicize interesting and useful items. See the latest blog message that contains a link to the obituary of Gene Starn, who was one of the original founders of JGSGO. 

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