Welcome to the new year of JGSGO! We hope that our members and friends are well and managing in these difficult times.

The virtual IAJGS2020 conference in early August was a resounding success.  We learned that genealogists are passionate about their commitment to their pursuit of genealogy and family history and will find a way to keep on doing it, regardless of circumstances.  That success was a wake-up call.  We can’t wait for a vaccine or whatever metric tells us it’s safe to meet in person; who knows when that will be? We must find a way to continue learning and sharing our individual genealogical journeys. 

We are therefore planning to have our monthly JGSGO meetings via Zoom for the foreseeable future starting October 13 and continuing on the second Tuesday of each month.  We were planning to celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, but that has been delayed until we can actually meet in person.

We are also in the process of updating our web site.  Until that project is completed, program announcements will be posted on our Facebook page and invitations sent to those on our mailing lists with information on how to register. Anyone who is interested but not on our mailing list is invited to request notices by sending a request to info@jgsgo.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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 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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