Take a genealogy trek with the Jewish Genealogical Society
Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for “Genealogy Trek,” on Tuesday, March 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland.
JGSGO member and new webmaster Barry Sieger will introduce the society’s new website, demonstrate how to use it, and seek input and suggestions. He wants the website as user friendly and useful as possible for JGSGO’s members. Sieger will also present some interesting genealogical information that he learned at the IAGJS Conference in Jerusalem last summer.
Sieger, a retired physician, devotes a great deal of his time to researching his genealogy. During his genealogical “trek”, he has met his cousin, the late world-famous actor Leonard Nimoy. He also has found out much about his fascinating family history. Sieger’s expert genealogical presentations are helpful to others who are researching their family’s stories.
Sieger launched the new website a few months ago. This is a crucial tool for JGSGO in the digital age, especially as JGSGO prepares to host the 2017 conference of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). This July 2017 event will bring 1,000 or more of the top Jewish genealogists in the world to the Swan Hotel at Walt Disney World, where everyone can all learn from the best.
Prior to the March 1st program, starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be time for newcomers to network and to receive free consulting assistance or mentoring from a Jewish genealogy expert.
The Genealogy Trek is open to the public. The cost is $5 for nonmembers, which can be applied toward membership dues. The even is free for members.