Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Announcement: JGS of Palm Beach

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

The cost is free for members and $5.00 for non-members (this fee may be applied to membership dues).

Topic:Genealogy Beyond the Internet with special speakers: Mark Jacobson, Jerry Naditch, Dennis Rice

Location
: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

Schedule:12:30 pm – 3 pm
Brick Wall 12:30 pm- 12:55 PM
Brief business meeting and program 1 PM

Special Interest Groups Schedule: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
  • Hungary Special Interest Group (SIG) in Room 1 with SIG Leader Natalie Hamburg
  • Ukraine Special Interest Group (SIG) in Room 2 with SIG Leader Mona Morris
About the meeting
At the April 14 meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County Inc., JGSPBCI past President Dennis Rice and board members Mark Jacobson, and Jerry Naditch will discuss genealogy resources that are not generally available on the internet.

Researchers tend to forget that genealogists discovered useful sources of information well before the internet existed! The presentation, “Genealogy Beyond the Internet”, will focus on several “hard copy” resources such as: vital records, grave markers, published obituaries, city directories, and Social Security applications.

The speakers will show examples of source material and disclose how and where to obtain the material. They will also review the resources of the Family History Centers (FHC), sponsored by the Mormon Church. Many valuable genealogical documents are only available on microfilm. These can often be obtained, ordered, and read at the FHC on Camino Real in Boca Raton, and at several other Palm Beach County locations.

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Helene Seaman by clicking here. For special Interest Groups, contact Marvin Lopatin, click here.

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