|An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy|
This talk will focus on the unique challenges and rewards of Jewish genealogy - how it is different and often more difficult for many reasons among which are: the diaspora (the Babylonian exile from their original homeland and repeated forced dispersion of Jews from one country to another during the past 2,000 years); the changing borders of Eastern European countries from which most American Jews came; Jewish resistance to civil authority in Imperial Russia, the lack of surnames before the 18th century, the Holocaust, and name changes and spelling variations by early immigrants to America. Bill will discuss some of the more widely used specialized research resources for Jewish genealogy, and he will illustrate his talk with examples of how he was able to discover and document his own Jewish family history.
|Bill Israel||18 Jun 2016 11:00 AM||Largo Library - Jenkins Auditorium
|Field Trip - The Armed Forces Military Museum|
Where: (34th way can be found off Ulmerton Rd between Starkey and Belcher Roads)
When: 10:30 am, Saturday, July 16th, guided tour begins at 10:45
Meet: At the entrance to the Museum
Bring: A list (and a picture if you have one) of an ancestor or family member who served in any of America's Wars beginning with WWI
Cost: $13.00 special entrance fee for adults (usually $17.95), children $8.00, active military and 20+ year retired military enter FREE
DOOR PRIZE !!! Win a tank ride for four in a WWII M8 Reconnaissance Vehicle. All attendees eligible to participate in the free lucky draw.
|None||16 Jul 2016 10:45 AM||Armed Forces Military Museum - 2050 34th Way N - Largo, FL
|Writing Family History||Patricia Carpentier||15 Oct 2016 11:00 AM||Largo Library - Jenkins Auditorium
|Christmas Party - Show & Tell||Various||17 Dec 2016 11:00 AM||Largo Library - Jenkins Auditorium