JGSTB Meeting in October for publicaiton #general

Sally Israel

Drew Smith To Speak On
Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay Meeting
Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday
October 11, 2009 with Drew Smith speaking on DNA and Genealogy. A social
with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured
program starts at 2:00 PM.

Are you afraid to try DNA as a research tool because the science seems
too intimidating? This overview will explain how DNA relates to
genealogy, what kinds of DNA tests are available, and how researchers
can share test results with each other as a basis for determining a

Drew Smith, a nationally known genealogist, is an instructor for the
School of Library and Information Science at USF. He has more than 30
years experience in the field of computing, and he has extensive
experience as a genealogist. His genealogical credentials include:
co-host of the weekly "Genealogy Guys Podcast," columnist for 2 computer
magazines, and leadership roles in many local, national and
international genealogy organizations too numerous to list. Drew is an
expert in digital genealogy, and his latest book “Social Networking for
Genealogists” was recently published.

The mission of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is to assist
interested individuals in learning about Jewish genealogy and learning
how to research, document and preserve their own family histories. The
Society does this by facilitating the exchange of research information,
encouraging and facilitating research activities, educating members to
help themselves and others, making available research resources and
materials, and presenting monthly programs of interest to Jewish
genealogical researchers. The Society’s library and research resources
include both printed materials and Internet access as well as guided
assistance >from experienced researchers. Special emphasis is given to
helping beginners.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are
welcome. For information on the organization or directions to the
meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.

Sally U. Israel
Phone: 727-343-1652

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