Thursday, February 2, 2017

Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay Holds 2-Part Seminar on February 12 and March 12

This notice was received from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay:

    This is to remind you that Part 1 of the JGSTB’s annual Jewish Genealogy Seminar will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Part 2 of this seminar will be on March 12, 2017.  Both sessions will be held at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida.  Registration will be at 1:30 PM, and the seminar begins at 2:00 PM on both dates.

     This year’s seminar is entitled “The JGSTB 2017 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers”.

     This seminar focuses on developing proper approaches and in applying the necessary tools, techniques and short cuts to most effectively connect you with your ancestors in the old country.  Internet resources as well as local resources will be emphasized to enable the beginner to discover his or her family history and to facilitate experienced researchers in resolving “brick wall” problems.  The past year has seen numerous additions, revisions and deletions of Internet sources, especially at and  New and updated genealogical resources and databases will be demonstrated, and updated internet links and site references are provided in the seminar booklet.

     Dr. Emil H. Isaacson, who will lead the seminar, has over 30 years of experience in genealogy. He has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late 1700’s in Europe.  He will share his successful and sometimes unsuccessful research sources and experiences (do’s and don’ts). 

     The seminar is free to members.  Nonmembers will be charged $25 for individuals or $35 for a family, and that charge will include an annual membership in the JGSTB.  The seminar booklet will be available for $10, and it is strongly recommended that you reserve a copy, as it contains valuable reference material.  Only one booklet is needed for a family, and it is available only to seminar attendees.

     Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure that sufficient copies of printed materials are available.  Call Bruce Hadburg at 727-796-7981 to pre-register for the seminar, or you can email to Bruce at  Walk-in registrations will be welcomed, but if there is a shortage of printed materials, those who pre-register will have first priority on the available supply.

     Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend.  
For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay or for directions to the meeting place, call Bruce Hadburg at 727-796-7981, or email to him at

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