25 November 2009

Florida: 19th annual mini-conference, Dec. 9

How will your children know who they are if they don't know where they come from? How can you transmit and preserve that information?

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County's 19th Genealogy Workshop and Mini-Conference will help you help you learn how to preserve and transmit family history on Wednesday, December 9, at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.

Geared to the needs of beginners, intermediates and advanced researchers, five experts will offer classes in morning and afternoon sessions, running from 10am-4pm.

-- Educator Phyllis Kramer: "AlephBet of Jewish Genealogy - the ins and outs of modern day research."

-- Writer/instructor Patricia Charpentier: “Writing Your Life - how to turn your research into a family history book.”

--Boca Raton Family History Center director Don Jennings: “How to Use the Family Search Records of Family Search International.”

-- Professional genealogist Mona Freedman Morris: “Ways to Spice up your Genealogy - using newspapers and other sources to make your family history interesting."

-- Past president JGSPBCI Dennis Rice: “Genealogy Research on the Internet - how to use Social Networking Sites (Facebook, My Space, Twitter, LinkedIn).”

The Library Room, with Internet connection (bring your laptops), will be open all day for research. Expert genealogy researchers and translators are available (by appointment). Family records and memorabilia will be on display. Enjoy continuous coffee, tea and snack service and drawings for genealogy door prizes.

Registration begins at 9:30am, with the program from 10am-4pm. The fee, including a kosher box lunch, is $25 for members (via advance registration only), or $30 for all others. Bring photo ID for JCC security.

For more information on the program, the speakers and the registration form, click here.

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