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Genealogy homework over summer break


Tom Hirsch

While school may be recessed for the summer, it's not the time to stop your genealogy work. In fact, summer travel and the break from school can be very productive for family history researchers. On June 4, The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando features a presentation by JGSGO secretary Tom Hirsch, titled "Your Summer Genealogy Homework," to help new and veteran genealogists learn new skills, use DNA tests and computer technology, and other tools to find and share their family history. This will be his seventh presentation, since joining the JGSGO in 2010.

Tom retired in 2018, after more than 41 years in TV news, and is sharing his experience and knowledge to help you have more success, efficiency, and enjoyment in your family genealogy adventures. He has been doing genealogy for more than 20 years, tracing ancestry in Germany, Hungary, Russia, and the Czech Republic. He has helped numerous other genealogists with research, photos, and suggestions to help them solve problems.

The presentation will be at 7 p.m., at the Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. Admission is free for JGSGO members. There is a $5 fee for nonmembers, which can be applied to membership dues. If you can't attend in person, you can watch the webinar live online. Preregistration is required to participate in the webinar, and you can register for free at this website: http://jgsgo.org/programs-jgsgo. Before and after the meeting, you can seek advice from experienced genealogists, and you probably will find people who are researching some of the same areas that you are.

The JGSGO is a non-profit organization founded in 1990, dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. For more information visit http://www.jgsgo.org and like us at http://www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando. Questions? Email info@jgsgo.org, or call the society's voicemail line, 407-494-4230. 


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