"JGSGO - Conduct U.S.- Based Research" - Workshop #4*
The December “My Jewish Roots” Workshop, “Conduct U.S.-Based Research”, will cover: search methodology and how specifically to search: U.S. census records; vital records (death, marriage, and birth); other sources such as probate records, deeds, city directories, cemetery records and headstones, obituaries, Social Security Death Index (SSDI) and applications, military records and WWI and WWII registrations; and immigration records including naturalization files & ships passenger lists. JGSGO President, Jerry Kurland, noted, “These records will help identify the town and country an ancestor immigrated from and the name they used at that time – a key link to searching for earlier generations of ancestors overseas.”
Marlis Glaser Humphrey will lead the “Conduct U.S.-Based Research” workshop. Marlis is the President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and President of the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS), a world-known lecturer, and has discovered all her ancestral shtetls. Marlis and JGSGO mavens will assist workshop attendees as they start their family discovery journey on their own laptops.
“Conduct U.S.-Based Research” with Marlis Humphrey will be held: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Bring your own laptop to participate in the lab portion. It is also possible to attend via the Internet. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register for either in-person or online participation at www.jgsgo.org/MyJewishRoots.