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"How to Search Online to Break Down Genealogy Brick Walls"

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, January 23, 2014 รข?? Join the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring local
Jewish genealogy mavens, Laurence "Larry" Morrell and Dave Rowitt,
"How to Search Online to Break Down Genealogy Brick Walls".

Dave and Larry will walk through the techniques they used to assist
member requests for help with breaking down their genealogical
brick wall. They will provide friendly advice on searching
Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and JewishGen.org. They will show
attendees how a non-professional can use these sources in their
searches. They will then hold an open Q&A session.

Prior to the program, starting at 6:30pm, there will be time for
newcomers to network and to receive free consulting assistance or
mentoring >from a Jewish genealogy maven.

Laurence Morrell, an Orlando native of 71 years, has been engaged
in genealogy research for 12 years. He has travelled to Poland and
Hungary to see the places his ancestors lived, see the same rivers
they saw, walk the same streets they walked, and see many of the
same buildings they saw. He has over 1,000 names attached to his
family tree and it continues to grow. An active member of the JGSGO,
Larry served past president. He has attended two International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) annual
conferences. Larry has taught a beginners genealogy class at the
Jewish Academy of Orlando and will teach it again this Spring.
Larry is a strong advocate of writing Ethical Wills and has spoken
to groups about the importance of that topic.

Dave Rowitt has been researching his family for over ten years. It
all started with a phone call >from a second cousin who wanted to
know more about their family. One question led to many and before he
knew it, he was hooked on genealogy. Dave has discovered and located
the vast majority of his family that resided in the U.S. Dave's
background as an Information Technology and Business Analyst for over
30 years has given him the skills to deeply probe the area of
genealogy with proven results. He, along with his cousin, have
identified nearly 3,000 members of their family - leading to some
intriguing family reunions.

DATE: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm for networking and mavens)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.
LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando -- Roth JCC --
Maitland Campus, Senior Lounge, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

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 , "like" us at www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando
or call us at 407-494-4230.

Respectfully Submitted,
Lin Herz
JGSGO Publicity Chairperson

For further information contact
Marlis Humphrey
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
jgsgo.programs@gmail.com
or
Lin Herz JGSGO Publicity Chairperson - lin2@cfl.rr.com

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