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"PUTTING YOUR ANCESTORS IN A BOOK"

Monday, November 3rd, 2008, 7:30PM
Guest Speakers: Carl Migden and Jay Schleichkorn
Both Carl and Jay have been longtime members of this Society and they believe that it is the right decision to put the genealogical information they have collected into a book. This is the first book for Jay and the second book for Carl.
Members and guests will learn the "how to" of publishing - where to find the most reasonable prices and how to put the book together.
JGSGO members say "This is the Meeting to get questions on publishing answered".

"PORTS OF ENTRY OTHER THAN NEW YORK"

Monday, April 21st, 2008, 7:00PM
Guest Speaker: Gladys Friedman Paulin
Certified Genealogist (CGSM), Editor of OnBoard the newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists ® (BCG) and Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

"STEPHEN MORSE AT JGSGO"

Monday, February 18th, 2008, 7:00PM
Stephen P. Morse, noted genealogist, innovator, author and researcher, will be our guest speaker.
Morse has been recognized for his work in developing his One Step Research Tools such as the interface to the Ellis Island Database and the 1930 US Census Database.
The JGSGO meeting offers an unusual opportunity for anyone interested in genealogical research to hear about the web-based searching aids made available to everyone through the major contributions of Stephen Morse.

"TRACING MY FAMILY ROOTS TO PLYMOUTH ROCK"

Monday, November 19th, 2007, 7:00PM
Guest Speaker: Dr. Raeburn Wallen, Emeritus Professor of World Religions, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

"How I Became a Taphophiliac"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome you to our next general meeting on Monday, March 19th, 2007 at The Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7:00PM in the Social Hall. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Jay Schleichkorn will speak and show a video film entitled “A Cemetery Special.”

"Genealogical Research at Orlando Public Library"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome you to a special "how to" session on Sunday, February 18th, 2007 at the Orange County Main Library, 101 East Central Boulevard, Orlando. The session begins at 2:00PM in the Genealogy Department. This will be a great opportunity to do genealogical research with knowledgeable members that will assist you. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

NOTE: There will be no Monday night meeting in February.

"Digital Tools for Restoring Family Photos"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome you to our next general meeting on Monday, January 22nd, 2007 at The Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7:00PM in the Mini Sactuary. Paul Enchelmeyer will be our speaker. A handout prepared by Paul is available at his website. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

"Working with Records in the County Courthouse"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome you to our next general meeting on Monday, November 20th, 2006 at The Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7:00PM in the Mini Sactuary. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

JUDGE LAWRENCE R. KIRKWOOD has been a Florida State Circuit Court Judge, since 1981 and currently serves in the Civil Division of the Orange County Courthouse. He is the past President of the Florida State Genealogy Society, Inc., and a past President of the Central Florida Genealogy Society Inc. He is the current President-elect of the Rotary Orlando Club of Orlando. He has lectured on genealogy topics locally, statewide and nationally.

"Shalom Ya’all: A Look at Southern Jewish Genealogy"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome you to our next general meeting on Monday, October 23rd, 2006 at The Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7:00PM in the Mini Sactuary. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Rabbi Steven Engel, Spiritual Leader of The Congregation of Reform Judaism will be our speaker.

"Collateral Family Research"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome you to our next general meeting on Monday, September 18th, 2006 at The Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7:00PM in the Multi Purpose Room. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Jose Valle will present "Collateral Family Research".

"Going Home- What I found in Bialystok and Belchatow"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome Laurence Morrell to their next meeting on June 19th at The Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7:00PM in the Multi Purpose Room. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Morrell will present "Going Home- What I found in Bialystok and Belchatow". His topic will discuss his recent trip to Poland where he "saw" "smelt" and "touched" the environs of Bialystok and Krakow (Lodz- Belchatow). He found that the geography of the region has not really changed that much since the late 1800's but that the cultural climate has noticeably changed. He was assisted by well known local guides who will be helpful for his later genealogical research on his East European roots. He also visited Auschwitz where many of his relatives perished.

Laurence Morrell was born and raised in Orlando- not the typical citizen of Central Florida.. He began his genealogical research because he came from a large, prominent Orlando family but knew little about the Morrell side of his family. Through years of research he has discovered he is part of a larger Morrell family and has found many new relatives from the Bornstein side of his family. His hands-on research in Philadelphia, Washington and New York has led to his meeting many "new" relatives in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Florida and France and has resulted in additional contacts in France and Israel.

"Keeping the memory: Many sources of Jewish death information"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome Gladys Friedman Paulin to their next meeting on May 15th at Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Avenue, Orlando. The meeting begins at 7 PM in the Multi Purpose Room. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Paulin will present "Keeping the memory: Many sources of Jewish death information". Her topic will examine the Jewish practices and customs that create more records in connection with death and mourning than any other life event. The presentation will include a discussion of Chevra Kaddish, burials, Shiva, Kaddish, Yahrzeits, Yiskor and the role of the synagogue, its ritual committee, cemeteries and funeral homes. She will also discuss the Matzevah (tombstone), how to properly read it as well as a variety of burial practices and the organization of larger cemeteries.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, a Certified Genealogist, is the editor of "OnBoard", the newsletter for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is a director of NIGRAA. She is a former director of IAJGS, past president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and past president of JGSGO. She is a professional genealogist specializing in immigration, Jewish genealogy and post civil war records. She lectures at local, national and international genealogical conferences.

"Getting the Most from Free Genealogical Web Sites"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome Betty Jo Stockton to their next meeting on Monday, April 17th, 2006, 7:00PM at The Mini-Sanctuary of The Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ), 928 Malone Drive, Orlando, FL. The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome.

Stockton will present "Getting the Most from Free Genealogical Web Sites"- FamilySearch, RootsWeb, US Gen Web, Cyndi's List and, through your local library, Ancestry/Heritage Quest . Her topic will detail what on- line genealogical records are available to help you identify your overseas ancestors, their birth, immigration, naturalization, life and death cycles and their living and deceased relatives. Some examples will illustrate how to find vital records on elusive and perhaps unknown ancestors.

Betty Jo is a native of Orlando, has been a genealogist for 40+ years and began her research in Washington at the National Archives, DAR library and the Library of Congress. Her DAR patriot ancestor was Judah Levi, who was transported from London in 1761 for "stealing a hankerchief"--sent to Virginia where he fought with the Colonial Line, was injured, captured & imprisoned. Upon his release, he re enlisted and was with Cornwallis in 0ct, 1871 when the British surrendered.

Betty Jo has been an officer of CFGS for 9 years- as a director, archivist and vice-president. She has edited the CFGS quarterly journal and monthly newsletter for 7 years and has compiled and published about 15 books of Orange County historical records for CFGS. She has worked at the Family History Center for 12 years and has taught the SrNet Genealogy course for 5 years. She has been Genealogical Records Chair for the Orlando DAR chapter for 8 years.

"Records Through the Eyes of the Immigrant: A Different Approach to US Immigration Records"

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is please to welcome A.G. Conlon to its next meeting on Monday, March 20, 2006, 7:00PM at The Mini-Sanctuary of The Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ), 928 Malone Drive, Orlando, FL. The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome.

Conlon's topic will detail what genealogical resources and techniques are available for a forensic approach to tracing your immigrant's steps by land and by sea, from their country of origin, their home, to the dock and to the port of arrival in North America. Some personal examples will illustrate how cyber-detectives can find vital information on elusive and perhaps unknown ancestors. The discussion will also discuss how to find information from the other major port of entry- Canada.

A.G. Conlan comes from a military family and after his own retirement from the Air Force he is with the US Customs Service in Florida where he developed research and analytical skills which he has easily applied to genealogical research. He is a member of the Central Florida Genealogical Society, has had several articles published in the Society's publications and his research and analysis has been cited in published genealogical books. Articles he has authored have appeared in Eastman's Online Genealogical Newsletter. He has given several genealogical presentations in the local area.

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