A Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

with Tom Hirsch

While school may be recessed for the summer, it’s not the time to stop your genealogy work.  In fact, summer travel and the break from school can be very productive for family history researchers.  Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) on June 4 to hear a presentation by JGSGO Secretary Tom Hirsch on tips to help new and veteran genealogists learn new skills, use DNA tests and computer technology, and other tools to find and share their family history. 

Tom recently retired after more than 41 years in TV news, and is sharing his experience and knowledge to help you have more success, efficiency, and enjoyment in your family genealogy adventures.  He has been doing genealogy for more than 20 years, tracing his ancestral roots in Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  He has helped numerous other genealogists with research, photos, and suggestions to help them solve problems. This will be his seventh presentation, since joining the JGSGO in 2010.

Before and after the meeting, you can seek advice from experienced genealogists, and you probably will find people who are researching some of the same areas that you are. Bring your laptop and your questions and join us for an evening of learning and discovery!!

REGISTRATION:   Required for either in-person or online participation at http://jgsgo.org/programs-jgsgo

DATE:                 Tuesday June 4, 2019

TIME:                  7:00 P.M.

ADMISSION:        Free for members, $5 for guests, which can be applied to membership

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


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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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