2019 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December 8, 2019 Lunch & Learn Social - Annual Meeting  
November 10, 2019 Three Minutes in Poland
A Video – “Discovering A Lost World in a 1938 Family Film”
Glenn Kurtz
October 13, 2019 Finding My Potter Family in Canada – Spelling is “TUFF” Cindy Potter Taylor
September 8, 2019 Using Multiple Databases in Tandem to Solve Problems George G. Morgan
June 9, 2019 Now that I Started, What Do I Do with the Information Scott Mandel
May 19, 2019 The Stedman Story: Mystery, Intrigue, Adoption and DNA Jewish Genealogy Strategies Unravel a Family Mystery Karen S. Franklin
April 14, 2019 JGSTB 20th Anniversary Celebration N/A
March 10, 2019 The JGSTB 2019 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research:
A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researcher - Part 2
Dr. Emil Isaacson
February 10, 2019 The JGSTB 2019 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research:
A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researcher - Part 1
Dr. Emil Isaacson
January 13, 2019 A Wonderful Opportunity to Find New Relatives Avraham Groll

 

 

 

 

2018 JGSTB Meeting Schedule

Date Topic Presenter
December 8, 2018 Lunch & Learn Social - Annual Meeting  
November 11, 2018 Stumbling Stones of Europe Corky Stern
October 14, 2018 A Cuban in America: Discovering that I am Jewish Yoel Chaim BenHabib
September 16, 2018 How Video Can Enhance a Family Tree Jo Anne Spatz De Vargas and Marty Lazar
June 10, 2018 Principles for Effective Evidence Analysis George G. Morgan
May 20, 2018 Retrieving Identities of the Holocaust by Bullets Victims Urszula Szczepinska (FHM)
April 8, 2018 Hands-on Genealogy Work Session JGSTB Mavens
March 11, 2018 Seminar: JGSTB Guide To Immigration Research Part II Dr. Emil Isaacson
February 11, 2018 Seminar: JGSTB Guide To Immigration Research Part I Dr. Emil Isaacson
January 14, 2018 Topics and Tips From the IAJGS 2017 Conference (selected video excerpts)

 

 

 

2017 JGSTB Meeting Schedule

Date Topic Presenter
December Annual Meeting & Social  
November Introduction to the Largo Library Genealogical Collection Bob Bryan and Peter Summers
October Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process Drew Smith
September FHM: Retrieving Identities of the Holocaust by Bullets Urszula Szczepinska
June Jewels In The Cabinet Dr. Emil Isaacson, Bill Israel, Chris Burklund
May Digital Cameras for Genealogy Bob Bryan
April Hands-on Genealogy Work Session JGSTB Mavens
March Seminar: JGSTB Guide To Jewish Genealogical Research Part II Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Seminar: JGSTB Guide To Jewish Genealogical Research Part I Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Virtual Family Reunions - Getting the Family Together for an Online Reunion Bill Israel

 

 

 

2016 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Annual Meeting & Social  
November Your Ancestors' FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls Drew Smith
October Cemetery Research - JOWBR, FindaGrave, BillionGraves (View Presentation) Bill Israel
September The Use of Computers in Genealogical Research (View Presentation) Clint Elbow
June Introduction to Roots Magic Peter Summers
May Dissect Obituaries for New Clues George G. Morgan
April Hands-On Genealogy Workshop With Guided Assistance N/A
March JGSTB 2016 Guide to Naturalization Research, Part 2 Dr. Emil Isaacson
February JGSTB 2016 Guide to Naturalization Research, Part 1 Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Finding Your Jewish Roots; Bringing Your Past Alive Bill Israel

 

 

 

2015 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Year-End Social  
November DNA and Genealogy Chris Burklund
October Hands-On Genealogy Workshop With Guided Assistance N/A
September Brick Wall Solutions Bob Bryan
June Creating a Family Video Biography Walter Schlomann
May European Immigration 1860-1930 Deanna Bennett
April How to Research Your Jewish Ancestors Using Familysearch.org Debbe Hagner
March JGSTB Guide To Jewish Genealogical Research Part 2 Dr. Emil Isaacson
February JGSTB Guide To Jewish Genealogical Research Part 1 Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Using Dropbox and Evernote Peter Summers


 

 

2014 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Year-End Social N/A
November Hands-On Genealogy Workshop With Guided Assistance N/A
October Research-Based Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust Urszula Szczepinska
September Finding My Polish-Jewish Roots - A Journey of Discovery Kim Isaac Eisler
June The Joys of Jewish Folklore Dr. Eleanor Wachs
May Hands-On Genealogy Workshop With Guided Assistance N/A
April Genealogy Software Utilities Peter Summers
March JGSTB Guide To Jewish Genealogical Research Part 2 Dr. Emil Isaacson
February JGSTB Guide To Jewish Genealogical Research Part 1 Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Navigating the JewishGen Website Nolan Altman

 

 

 

2013 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Year-End Social N/A
November Navigating the Steven Morse Website Pete Tanner
October How to Use Ancestry to Trace Your Jewish Family  
September How To Research Your Jewish Ancestors On FamilySearch.org Debbe Hagner
June Breaking Down Brick Walls Emil Isaacson
May Genetic Genealogy and How It Can Be Used to Find Lost Family Elise Friedman
April Organizing Your Files: Paper and Electronic Peter Summers
March The JGSTB 2013 Guide to Immigration Research Part II Dr. Emil Isaacson
February The JGSTB 2013 Guide to Immigration Research Part I Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Genealogy Photos - Organizing, Managing, and Enhancing Bob Bryan

 

 

 

2012 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Year-End Social N/A
November Finding Living Relatives (View Presentation, View Links) Pete Tanner
October Jewish Headstone Research and the JOWBR Nolan Altman
September Researching The 1940 Census (View Presentation) Debbe Hagner
June Researching Your Litvak Roots Using the LitvakSig Website Bill Israel
May Emerging Technologies to Improve Your Genealogical Research Debbe Hagner
April Getting the Most out of the National Archives Website Peter Summers
March The JGSTB 2012 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research Part II Dr. Emil Isaacson
February The JGSTB 2012 Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research Part I Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Breaking Down Brick Walls JGSTB Mavens

 

 

 

2011 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Year-End Social N/A
November Newspapers, Magazines, and Specialized Publications Can Help Genealogical Research Debbe Hagner
October Genealogy Research Using the Website JewishGen Clint Elbow
September Preservation and Storage of Photos and Digital Images Gregg Hickman
June Copyright and Intellectual Property David Ellis
May Documenting Sources Peter Summers
April FamilySearch.org Debbe Hagner
March Ancestry.com Barbara Smith
February JGSTB Library Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Telling Your Story Liz Coursen

 

 

 

2010 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Year-end Social and Election of Officers  
November Genealogy Software Review Bill Israel
October John F. Germany Library Genealogy Resources Tour  
September American Passage: The History of Ellis Island Bill Israel
June Members' Genealogical Research Success Stories  
May Use of Computers in Genealogical Research (View Presentation) Clint Elbow
April Graveyards Tell Genealogical Stories (View Presentation)

Rita Shapiro, Vicki Adelson,

Barbara Smith, Lynn Arroyo

March JGSTB Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research, Part II Dr. Emil Isaacson
February JGSTB Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research, Part I Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Jewish Surnames Bill Israel and Rita Shapiro

 

 

 

2009 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Show and Tell N/A
November Hands on Workshop N/A
October Genealogy and DNA Drew Smith
September Hamburg, The Main Embarkation Port For European Jews

Deborah Shapiro Radstrom, and

Rita Kirstein Shapiro

June An Introduction to the Largo Library Genealogy Collection  
May Ask the Mavens  
April The Kindertransport Lisl Schick
March An Introduction to the Family History Center Archives Ann Peterson
February Finding Your Jewish Roots Bill Israel
January Latest Developments in Lithuanian Research Howard Margol

 

 

 

2008 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December A Passport to Life - Destination Shanghai Maxine Kronick
November Producing a Family Newsletter Pamela Treme
October What's New with FamilySearch and Other Web Sites Debbe Hagner
September Photo and Video Travel Journal of the Historic Synagogues of Budapest and Bucharest Bill Israel
June Hands-On Research Workshop Utilizing both Internet and Library Resources  
May The Anatomy of a Family Reunion (How to Have Fun and Frolic with Your Family) Bill Israel
April Hands-on Individual Research Session at the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa  
March Part 2 of Finding Your Grandma’s Immigration Record Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Part 1 of Finding Your Grandma’s Immigration Record Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Using Both On-line and Off-line Resources For a Resource Trail Alex Friedlander

 

 

 

2007 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December The Cantonist: The Jewish Children's Army of the Tsar Larry Domnitch
November Getting the Most from Ancestry.com George Morgan
October Histories of the Jewish People of Pinellas County, Florida from 1883 to 2005 Dr. Herman Koren
September Highlights of the 2007 IAJGS Conference  
June Ask the Experts JGSTB Mavens
May Researching in Your Local Family History Library and Preparing to Research in Salt Lake City from Your Home Computer Debbe Hagner
April Roots Trip to Romania Al Koenig
March A 2007 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Using the Internet - Part 2 Dr. Emil Isaacson
February A 2007 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Using the Internet - Part 1 Dr. Emil Isaacson
January N/A  

 

 

 

2006 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Lunch and Learn Social: Year end social and election of officers  
November Where Do I Find Public Records and Vital Statistics and Census Reports Debbe Hagner
October You Brought Your Ancestors Back to Life, Now Introduce Them to Their Living Family Bill Israel
September Researching Jewish Confederate Ancestors Lunelle Siegel
June Show and Tell JGSTB Members
May Internet Genealogy Resources (View Presentation) (Bill's Bookmarks) Bill Israel
April Kicking the Tires of Popular Genealogy Programs - Which One to Get? Drew Smith
March The JGSTB Library (View Presentation) Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Our Great Find Using the Yad Vashem Database Al Koenig
January Latest Developments on Lithuanian Research Howard Margol

 

 

 

2005 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December A Holocaust Survival Story - A Relentless Flight for Freedom Sue Farley
November Presentation on the Jewish history of Pinellas county Hank Koren
October Genealogy Orienteering - Using Maps to Find the Right Place George G. Morgan
September Harnessing the Newly Expanded Powers of JewishGen William Israel
August Summer Hands-on Workshop with Guided Assistance from JGSTB Members N/A
June Working Session - Brick Walls Emil Isaacson and Debbe Hagner
May Presentation on the genealogy website JewishGen (View Presentation) Clint Elbow
April Triple Feature Presentation Donna Murray Allen
March Seminar on Naturalization Research Part 2 Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Seminar on Naturalization Research Part 1 Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Discovering the life and times of your ancestors Emily Rose

 

 

 

2004 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Business Meeting  
November Worshop Session  
October Preserving and restoring old photographs Gregg Hickman (Lake Shore Camera Exchange)
September    
June    
May How to do genealogy without guilt, and The organized genealogist Drew Smith and George Morgan
April How to use the Family History Catalog Debbe Hagner
March Seminar Part 2: Guide to Jewish genealogy Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Seminar Part 1: Guide to Jewish genealogy Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Using Google for genealogical research (View Presentation) Clint Elbow

 

 

 

2003 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December    
November Using public records as an aid to genealogical research Ms. Lindsay Colton, Investigator
October Roots tour of Lithuania, June 2003 Bettylou Rosen
September IAJGS Conference Report  
August Introduction to immigration and naturalization research George Morgan
July Research sessions at John F. Germany Library Larry Blum and Debbe Hagner
June Research sessions at John F. Germany Library Larry Blum and Debbe Hagner
May Question and answer session Emil Isaacson and Debbe Hagner
March Immigration and naturalization resources in the Tampa Bay area Part 2 Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Immigration and naturalization resources in the Tampa Bay area Part 1 Dr. Emil Isaacson
January How to write your personal life history Kay Turansky

 

 

 

2002 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Individual Presentations JGSTB Members
November Video: Ellis Island, Part 3  
October Video: Ellis Island, Parts 1 and 2  
September Informal sessions held at John F. Germany Library Larry Blum and Debbe Hagner
July Informal sessions held at John F. Germany Library Larry Blum and Debbe Hagner
June Computer instruction session  
May Genealogical resources at Largo Public Library, Largo, Florida Mercedes Bleattler
April How to organize a family reunion William Israel
March Beginners workshops Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Beginners workshops Dr. Emil Isaacson
January How to use your local Famly History Library effectively Debbe Hagner

 

 

 

2001 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Bring 'em Back to Life - Creating an Ancestor Profile George Morgan
November Research trip to Mormon Family History Library, Salt Lake City William Israel
October Two centuries of Polish history (1572-1764) Wallace West
September Effective Internet Research Techniques Drew Smith
August    
July Video: The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe  
June Courthouse Records and How to Use Them Bette J. Hostetler
May Organizing Your Research Debbe Hagner
April Research session held at John F. Germany Library Debbe Hagner and Larry Blum
March Beginners workshops Dr. Emil Isaacson
February Beginners workshops Dr. Emil Isaacson
January Travel and research in Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus Howard Margol

 

 

 

2000 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
December Jewish experience in the Civil War Atty. Gerald R. Colen
November The history and meaning of Jewish music Cantor William Hauben
October N/A  
September The entry of Jews into China Joy Katzen-Guthrie
August Anecdotal remembrances of my personal family research Bill Balter
June    
May Jewish genealogical myths Gladys Paulin
April Finding your Jewish Roots William Israel
March Doing research in LDS Family History Centers Debbe Hagner
February Review of ICJG Conference  
January Suggestions for promoting our new genealogical group Howard Margol

 

 

 

1999 JGSTB Meeting Schedule
Date Topic Presenter
November Historical and genealogical resources in the John F. Germany Library, Tampa Manny Arocho
October Southern Jewish history Melvin B. Estroff
July Basic and unusual sources of Jewish genealogical information Howard T. Smith