Regular Events:
   Feb 10, 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)  February 2019 Meeting
“The JGSTB 2019 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research:
A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researcher”
A two-part Jewish Genealogy Seminar will be presented by
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB)

Part 1: February 10, 2019
Part 2: March 10, 2019
   Feb 10, 2019 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)  March 2019 Meeting
“The JGSTB 2019 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research:
A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researcher”
A two-part Jewish Genealogy Seminar will be presented by
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB)

Part 1: February 10, 2019
Part 2: March 10, 2019
   May 5, 2019 (1:30pm)  Jewish Federation's Women of Distinction Event
Annual celebration to recognize Pinellas/Pasco Jewish Women of Distinction who shape our community. Sally Israel will be the JGSTB honoree. For details and to register, go to this website: https://jewishpinellas.org/calendar/sonya-miller-women-of-distinction
   May 19, 2019 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  May 2019 Meeting Notice
May 2019 Meeting Notice
   Jun 9, 2019 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Meeting: Now That I Started, What Do I Do with The Information
Now That I Started, What Do I Do with The Information By Scott Mandel

Scott Mandel, a JGSTB member and an experienced genealogical researcher, will present ideas for organizing and presenting a family history using personal examples of how he organized and shared his genealogical findings with his own family members. He will show how to create a family tree book that will be of interest to relatives – one that includes documentation of significant events such as a family escaping from Nazi Germany. Scott will demonstrate how to integrate family trees, family stories, life cycle documents, civil documents, ship manifests, maps, and family pictures into a story telling shareable electronic book.
   Jul 17, 2019 (11:00am)  Not In The Census? Try Again! (Event Flyer)
The Pinellas Genealogical Society Present Drew Smith

Location: Largo Public Library, Jenkins Community Wing

Not everyone recorded in a census is easy to find on first inspection. In this session, attendees will learn tips and techniques to locate those ancestors who require additional effort. The session will cover a quick bit of U.S., UK, and Canadian census history; the idea that some individuals were counted two or more times in the same census, or sometimes entirely missed; and the pitfalls of enumeration, transcription, and indexing, Attendees will learn some clever searching techniques beyond the obvious methods; how to find individuals who are not where they are expected to be; and how to use browsing instead of searching for the tough situations.

Event Flyer

   Aug 5, 2019 (10:00am)  Pinellas Genealogical Society - Genealogical Numbering Systems
Explore different ways of showing relationships in family histories, and understanding ancestor and descendant reports in your genealogy program. Instructor: Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
   Aug 24, 2019 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)  Suncoast Genealogy Society - Share Your Stories
Tell about one treasured heirloom and the significance in your family genealogy. Items will be on display.

Tell about a brick wall break through that was difficult and describe the steps taken to get the proof needed for your family genealogy.

Location: Palm Harbor Library - Community Room
2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL

View flyer Here
   Sep 8, 2019 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Meeting: Using Multiple Databases in Tandem to Solve Problems
George G. Morgan will discuss “Using Multiple Database in Tandem to Solve Problems”. Mr. Morgan will discuss and demonstrate the value of using multiple databases in tandem to make your research life easier and more effective. This disciplined approach to solving difficult genealogical problems involves setting goals for your research, defining the types of evidence you need, determining which online resources you should use, and then investing the time to build and organize a set of browser bookmarks to make your research life easier. You will learn which types of sources to view with cynicism, and how to personally verify facts. This approach will be demonstrated with an example - “Looking for the Wilson Family.”
   Sep 28, 2019 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)  Suncoast Genealogy Society - Lineage Societies
Learn how to navigate the application process of lineage societies.

Location: Palm Harbor Library - Community Room
2330 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL

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   Oct 13, 2019 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Meeting: Finding My Potter Family in Canada – Spelling is “TUFF”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday October 13, 2019 for a presentation by Cindy Potter Taylor, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, FL. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.
   Oct 26, 2019 (11:00am - 4:30pm)  PGS Meeting: Getting the Most out of Your DNA Results
Patrica Lee Hobbs, CG lives in southwest Missouri and works as a professional genealogist. She volunteers as a trustee of the Board of Certification of Genealogists, as a BCG Education Fund Trustee, as the Education Committee chair for the Ozarks Genealogical Society, and serves on the editorial board for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Patti has taught in several institute courses and is the course coordinator for "Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA" at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. Her article "DNA Identifies a Father for Rachel Lee of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania" was published in the March 2017 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and she is a contributing author of of Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies.

Register Here
   Nov 10, 2019 (1:30pm - 4:00am)  JGSTB Meeting: Three Minutes in Poland A Video – “Discovering A Lost World in a 1938 Family Film”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday November 10, 2019 for a film presentation of Three Minutes in Poland by Glenn Kurtz. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.
   Dec 8, 2019 (12:00pm - 2:00pm)  JGSTB Meeting: "Lunch & Learn Social”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM.

A “Pot Luck” luncheon will be served at 12 noon followed by a brief business meeting at 1:30 PM to elect and install new officers. The program will feature “success stories” and “lessons learned” by members in researching their families.
   Jan 12, 2020 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Meeting: "How to Locate Individuals Through Genealogy”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday January 12, 2020 for a presentation by Fred Blum on “How to Locate Individuals Through Genealogy.” A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 PM, and the featured program starts at 2:00 PM.

Blum’s presentation will teach some of the techniques he uses to locate individuals through genealogy. This information will enable researchers to not only locate family, but uncover distant relatives, and assist in searching for heirs, as well as missing plaintiffs, defendants and witnesses.
   Feb 9, 2020 (1:30am - 4:00am)  JGSTB Meeting: "JGSTB 2020 Guide to Naturalization”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer a two-session seminar entitled: “The JGSTB 2020 Guide to Naturalization Research: Why you cannot find your Bubbes’s Naturalization Records” on February 9 (Part 1) and March 8, 2020 (Part 2) at 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida. Registration will be held at 1:30 PM on both dates. A seminar booklet summarizing all the material to be presented will be provided and will be essential for those able to attend only one of the two sessions.
   Mar 8, 2020 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Meeting: "JGSTB 2020 Guide to Naturalization”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer a two-session seminar entitled: “The JGSTB 2020 Guide to Naturalization Research: Why you cannot find your Bubbes’s Naturalization Records” on February 9 (Part 1) and March 8, 2020 (Part 2) at 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida. Registration will be held at 1:30 PM on both dates. A seminar booklet summarizing all the material to be presented will be provided and will be essential for those able to attend only one of the two sessions.
   Mar 23, 2020 (7:00pm)  Public Event: "Anne Frank's Step Sister Eva Schloss”
Enjoy a unique and historic opportunity to enter the world of the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss. Hear her first hand account of the discovery and printing of Anne Frank's famed diary.
   Apr 12, 2020  CANCELLED: JGSTB Meeting: "JGSTB 2020 Guide to Naturalization”
CANCELLATION of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay

Meeting on Sunday April 12, 2020



The Board of Directors of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Tampa Bay
take the safety of our members & guests, very seriously. We
have been monitoring
the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus and, out of
caution and with
great regret, have decided to cancel our April 12, 2020 meeting for a
Hands-on Genealogy Work Session.
Hopefully we will be able to schedule the May 17th
meeting as
planned.
   Apr 12, 2020  CANCELLATION of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
The Board of Directors of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Tampa Bay take the safety of our members & guests, very seriously. We have been monitoring the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus and, out of caution and with
great regret, have decided to cancel our April 12, 2020 meeting for a Hands-on Genealogy Work Session.
Hopefully we will be able to schedule the May 17th
meeting as planned.
   May 17, 2020 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "All the Ins and Outs of Ancestry Online Trees”
“All the Ins and Outs of Ancestry Online Trees” will be a video recording of a live presentation given by Crista Cowan at the 2019 IAJGS Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on July 30, 2019. There are more than 100 million family trees and more than 20 billion historical records online at Ancestry. Crista discusses how to best setup your online family tree and how to use the data found in the family trees of others. She discusses privacy options, data entry standards, sharing methods, search strategies, and collaboration opportunities.
   Jun 9, 2020 (10:00am)  Manatee Genealogical Society: "Finding Your Family and Ancestors in One Click With MyHeritage Search.””
Finding Your Family and Ancestors in One Click With MyHeritage Search Engine- Manatee Genealogical Society on June 09, 2020, at 10:00 a.m EDT by Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage search engine is delighting family history fans worldwide. Learn how this search engine works, and how it can benefit your research, covering billions of records and important repositories and databases, in a single search, finding the resources you need.

"You must register prior to event. Click this link to register.”
   Jun 14, 2020 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "The Jewish Record Collection on Ancestry.””
The Jewish Record Collection on Ancestry” will be a video recording of a live presentation given by Crista Cowan at the 2019 IAJGS Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on July 30, 2019. It is a sequel to her presentation last month of “All the Ins and Outs of Ancestry Online Trees.” Ancestry, which has more than 20 billion historical records and more than 100 million family trees online, has partnered with several major Jewish record sources including JewishGen, the United States Holocaust Museum, and most recently with the Arolson Archives adding millions of additional Holocaust-related records to its Jewish databases.
   Jun 16, 2020  Manatee Genealogical Society: "MyHeritage's New and Advance Technologies to Research Your Family.””
MyHeritage's New and Advance Technologies to Research Your Family - Manatee Genealogical Society on June 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m EDT. by Daniel Horowitz

An advance review of new features and technologies on MyHeritage, the online family history service. Take full advantage of MyHeritage's
unmatched technologies to help you find long-lost relatives. The tree Consistency Checker, PedigreeMap, Theory of Family Relativity, Calendar
and Events, Statistics, Pedigree Tree, Charts, Relationship Report, Surveys, and more.

"You must register prior to event. Click this link to register.”
   Oct 11, 2020 (1:30pm - 4:00am)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "Deportations from the Lodz Ghetto to the Death Camp at Chelmno during the Holocaust.””
Because of the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s October 11, 2020 meeting will be a virtual meeting held online using Zoom. Ursula Szczepinska, Director of Education & Research at The Florida Holocaust Museum, will talk about the Deportations from the Lodz Ghetto to the Death Camp at Chelmno during the Holocaust.
   Nov 8, 2020 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "Using FamilySearch.org to Find Genealogical Records.””
FamilySearch.org makes available at no charge the world’s largest collection of genealogical and historical records. For many years it has been sending teams around the world to photograph records of genealogical interest, including Jewish records in Eastern Europe. Millions of new and existing records from its vast collection are being indexed and added to its online database each month. Drew Smith will show how to search and browse FamilySearch, how to save and share results, and how to get help with the many resources that are available there.
   Dec 13, 2020 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "Annual Meeting and Member Success Stories””
Because of the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s January 10, 2021 meeting will be a virtual meeting (Webinar) held online using Zoom.
   Jan 10, 2021 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "Hidden Gems of Jewish Genealogy””
Because of the continuing COVID-19 epidemic, The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay’s January 10, 2021 meeting will be a virtual meeting (Webinar) held online using Zoom.
   Jan 12, 2021 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)  JGS Greater Orlando Zoom Meeting: Finding Your Eastern European Jewish Family on JRI-Poland.org
Join the Greater Orlando JGS for a presentation of some truly memorable stories from the JRI-Poland.org case file that highlight what this incredible database and website might do for your own research. For 25 years, JRI-Poland has served as the preferred finding aid for the Jewish records that survive in the archives of Poland today. Send email to jgsgo.blogger@gmail.com to register.
   Feb 14, 2021 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI): Resources for German and Austrian Jewish History””
The Leo Baeck Institute is a research library and archive focused on the history of German-speaking Jews. It's extensive library, archival, and art collections comprise one of the most significant repositories of primary source material and scholarship on the centuries of Jewish life in central Europe in the centuries before and leading up to the Holocaust.
   Mar 14, 2021 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)  JGSTB Zoom Meeting: "Witness for My Father””
Barbara Bergren, the author of the book “Witness For My Father” tells the uplifting tale of how a Jewish survivor and a black lieutenant prevailed against genocide and racism. This is the story of her father,Martin Weigen, who was 11years old when the Nazis invaded his hometown of Starachowice, Poland.
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