JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPBCI reminder of change in date of March meeting #general


Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Celebrating our Fifteenth Anniversary Year
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org
Reminder:
March membership meeting date has been moved to Wednesday, March 22

Special guest speaker: Warren Blatt!!

Appearing at regular meeting venue:
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach
11:30 AM - Special Interest Group - To Be Announced
12:30 PM - Brick Wall Session
1:00 PM - Brief business meeting followed by program
Guest fee for non-members $5.00

Program: An Introduction to JewishGen (More Genealogy 101)
The meeting, originally scheduled for March 8, will be held on Wednesday,
March 22 at South County Civic Center. We are privileged to have as our
guest speaker Warren Blatt, a foremost expert in the field of Jewish
Genealogy.

Warren will take us step-by-step through the on-line, interactive process of
using JewishGen's (www.jewishgen.org) internet databases-how to search them
and how to add your own data. He will cover, in-depth, the four most popular
data bases: JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), with information on over 300,000
ancestral towns and surnames; JewishGen ShtetlSeeker (over 500,000 European
localities); Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), with linked family
trees containing over two million individuals; and, JewishGen Discussion
Group message archives, which contain the full text of over 100,000 messages
posted to the JewishGen Discussion Group since 1993.

Mr. Blatt, who was awarded the 2004 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award in
Jerusalem, is the Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of JewishGen, primary
Internet site for Jewish genealogy. Jewish Gen is now an affiliate of the
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
(www.mjhnyc.org) in New York City. Warren is the author of Resources for
Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area (JGSGB, 1996); and, co-author (with Gary
Mokotoff) of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu, 1999.) Warren
was Chair of the 15th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, held in
Boston in 1996.

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