Gravestones and Cemeteries: 

Sources of Clues to Your Family’s History

with Dr. Edward Bromberg

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dr. Edward Bromberg is a long-time member of JGSGO. Ed first got interested in genealogy around 30 years ago when a 3rd cousin assembled a typed family tree for her daughter’s bat mitzvah. Being a strong computer user at that time, he searched around for genealogy software, and came across the first release of Family Tree Maker, which he purchased and entered the data from his cousin’s typed tree.  He has visited many of his family cemeteries over the years & has learned a great deal about the information and symbols found on gravestones (“matzevot”), which can be invaluable in expanding one’s family  tree. .

In addition to a detailed description of how to understand Jewish tombstones, he will discuss finding the gravestones and translating their inscriptions. In addition he will describe a few family genealogy pieces of information he discovered during his visits to family cemetery plots.  He will also be available to help attendees translate Hebrew from their own photos of gravestones.  Please bring copies of photos of gravestones you would like help with.

DATE: Tuesday November 5, 2019

TIME: 7:00 P.M.

ADMISSION: Free for members, $5 for guests, which can be applied to membership. No charge for first time attendees.

LOCATION: Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 (in the “Senior Lounge”)

REGISTRATION is requested at jgsgo.org/programs-jgsgo/.   

The JGSGO is a non-profit organization founded in 1990, dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. For more information visit www.jgsgo.org and “like” us at www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando. Questions? Email info@jgsgo.org

Contact Information: Tom Hirsch, JGSGO Secretary        pr@jgsgo.org       JGSGO Voicemail: 407-494-4230

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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 www.jgsgo.org and “like” us at www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando. Questions? Email to info@jgsgo.org.

Questions? Email info@jgsgo.org.www.facebook.com/jgsgreate info@jgsgo.org, 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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