Friday, November 26, 2010

Announcement: JGS of Palm Beach County

SUBJECT
Membership Meeting

DATE
December 8, 2010

PLACE
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

TIME
  • 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Brick Wall 12:30 pm-12:55 pm
  • 1:00 pm-- brief business meeting followed by guest speaker
  • Special Interest Group meets 11:30 am-12:15 pm (mentors will be available after the program)
FEE
Non-members--$5 (guest fee may be applied toward membership dues)

PROGRAM
Online Research Techniques

GUEST SPEAKER
Phyllis Kramer

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Phyllis Kramer, Vice President of Education for JewishGen, will discuss “Online Research Techniques” at the December 8 meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County. The meeting is held at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL.

Ms Kramer, a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, will review the best genealogy sites for research, show how to use them and save the information.

Using a PowerPoint program and Screen Casting tools, she will demonstrate how to focus on keywords, use Soundex and shortcuts to find census information via Ancestry & Heritage Quest, shtetls via JewishGen, manifests via stevemorse.org, and vital records via JRI-Poland & Italiangen.org.

A practicing genealogist, with primary interest in Eastern European Jewish research, she serves on the JGSPBCI board of directors and is a member of the Advisory Board of JewishGen. At JewishGen, she has created an online education program for over 1,000 students. Genealogy is her passion, and she finds it to be challenging, stimulating, fascinating and absorbing,

Ms Kramer has taught genealogy at Norwalk College, Savannah JCC, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach Jewish County (JGSPBCI) and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Until her retirement, she served as a business consultant for IBM.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet from 11:30 am-12:15 pm in Classrooms 1 and 2--Romania/Moldova with Natalie Hamburg, and Galicia with Marilyn Newman

Genealogy mentors will be available after the presentation. Guests are welcome. There is a guest fee of $5 for those who wish to attend either the Special Interest Group or the general meeting. The guest fee may be applied toward membership dues.

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Helene Seaman helene@jgspalmbeachcounty.org. For Special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris mona@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.

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