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Genealogy workshops and IAJGS Intl. Conference


Do you have unanswered questions about family lost during the Holocaust? Attend the free upcoming JGSGO Workshop “Holocaust Research,” presented by Marlis Humphrey, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rosen JCC, located at 11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL. Mavens will be available to help you get started. Pre-register for the Workshop at http://www.jgsgo.org/MyJewishRoots.

Roots-athon: Whether you are just beginning your family history research or have hit a brick wall, bring your laptop to the first JGSGO “Roots-athon”, Sunday, May 21 at 1-4 p.m. at the Central Florida Hillel. JGSGO mavens will provide one-on-one help. There will be door prizes. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register for either in-person or online participation at http://www.jgsgo.org/MyJewishRoots.

The Best of Jewish Genealogy at Disney! For the first time, the upcoming 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Orlando: July 23-28 at the Disney Swan Resort. More than 300 lectures and workshops and one-on-one consultations will be available. Ancestry.com, Ancestry DNA, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, JewishGen, and FamilyTreeDNA will be there to help you and answer questions. Henry Louis Gates Jr., host of the PBS hit series, “Finding Your Roots,” will be a featured speaker. More than 1,000 attendees are expected. The conference is well known for helping thousands of individuals discover their ancestors. For more information visit http://www.iajgs2017.org and “like” us at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference/. Questions? Email info@iajgs2017.org.


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