The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) proudly presents
internationally renowned and highly regarded expert, Michael Goldstein, as Speaker
of the Month. He will present "Find Your Israeli Family".
"Find Your Israeli Family" will be a reality-based session featuring a "live"
demonstration >from Jerusalem in how to search for living Israeli relatives. While
not guaranteeing success, the session should give a clear, practical guide to
performing the research.
To increase the chances for success, during early February, the JGSGO conducted an
open call for interested parties to submit the names of Israeli relatives they
seek, provide background information on who they were trying to locate and what
research had been done to date. This enabled Michael to conduct pre-investigation
of aspects that cannot be done live. Interested parties were also encouraged to
provide Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony relevant to their family being searched.
Having completed the pre-investigation work, Michael will be performing the search
in real-time and sharing research techniques with all attendees.
Michael Goldstein, born in Toronto is a Jerusalem-based genealogist who researches,
mentors, and lectures. He carries out worldwide Jewish research, Holocaust research
and guides researchers in locating and connecting with their Israeli family,
facilitating the use of local Israeli research sources. Michael is president of
the IAJGS, member of the JewishGen Board of Governors, immediate past president of
The Israel Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists board
member and a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal and the Israel
Genealogy Research Association. Michael Goldstein has been pursuing his personal
genealogy since 1985 when he assisted his eldest son with a bar mitzvah project,
which turned out to be open-ended.
A JGSGO Maven=92s Corner will be available starting at 1:00 P.M. prior to the
scheduled program. Those interested in meeting with a maven to discuss a genealogy
problem should plan on bringing a concise description of their genealogical
question and relevant background data. Since time will be limited, you can email
your question and background information in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Michael will present to the group >from Jerusalem live via the Internet. Whether
beginner or expert in researching your Jewish family history, this is the meeting
for you. Don't miss out!
DATE: Sunday, March 18, 2012
TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Social Hall, 11200 South Apopka
Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.
About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit
organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may
join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. For more
information visit our blog at www.jgsgo.blogspot.com .
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity