ANNOUNCEMENT:  In response to the epidemic of COVID-19, JGSGO meetings for the foreseeable future will be held remotely via gotowebinar.  This decision was made in recognition of our many members at higher risk of getting seriously sick from this illness.  Meeting announcements will continue to be made as in the past, with links provided to register for remote viewing. For those wishing a reminder of precautions to be taken for higher risk individuals, the symptoms, and what to do if you get sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has useful information here.  


Stay safe all!


Diane Jacobs

President, JGSGO

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About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is a non-profit organization founded in 1990, dedicated to 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.

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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