Announcement: JGS of Palm Beach County

Posted by Jacqueline Fineblit 


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Membership Meeting

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

11:15 am – 1:00 pm


Non-members--$5 (guest fee may be applied toward membership dues)

Tricks & Tips of the Lesser Known and Used Databases


Mona Freedman Morris and Dennis Rice

The program Tricks & Tips of the Lesser Known and Used Databases, will be presented at the November 9 membership meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County (JGSPBCI). The presentation, designed to stimulate the beginner as well as the seasoned researcher, takes place 1 PM, at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 

Speakers Mona Freedman Morris, and Dennis Rice, will demonstrate some of their Tricks and Tips for using popular databases.  Mr. Rice will concentrate on the databases FamilySearch and Fold3 (Footnote), while Ms. Morris will show lesser-known resources within   She will also describe the information available using and America’s Obituaries.

Mr. Rice served as president of the JGSPBCI for four years from 2004-2007. Prior to that, he served as 
program chairperson. He teaches genealogy classes and presents lectures at JGSPBCI meetings and to many community groups. Last season he taught three courses at the JCC Academy of Continuing Education and was a guest lecturer at the Palm Beach Library Hagen Ranch Road branch. 

Ms Morris, a professional genealogist and speaker, is a member of both the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Professional Genealogical Speakers Bureau.  She is founder and President Emeritus of JGSPBCI, and Past President of the International Professional Jewish Genealogical Society. She is the author of “Scattered Seeds, A Guide to Jewish Genealogy” and was an adjunct professor at FAU. 

Both Mr. Rice and Ms Morris are active members of the JGSPBCI Speakers Bureau, delivering lectures to an number of organizations mostly in Palm Beach county. 
Genealogy mentors will be available after the presentation. Guests are welcome. There is a guest fee of $5 for those who wish to attend. 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 .  For Special Interest Groups (SIGS), contact Mona Morris 

For meeting information contact: 
Sylvia Nusinov, (561) 483-1060
Marilyn Newman, (561) 775-4920

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