16 February 2007

Palm Beach: A Jewish genealogy miniconference

If you are a snowbird wintering in Florida's Palm Beach County, here's a good way to spend a day learning about your favorite subject.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will hold its annual miniconference/workshop on Feb. 28 at the Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton.

The cost for members is $40, and non-members pay $45. The fee include The Beginners and Intermediate Genealogical Workbook (7th Edition) and a kosher lunch. Among the door prizes: a free genealogy DNA test and genealogy software. Advance reservations are requested.

Throughout the day, a resource room and the JGS Palm Beach County Library Collection will be open; computers will be available for Internet research.

Lectures will be presented by experts, including the past president of the Florida State Genealogical Society, Pam Cooper (discussing census and ship travel); Michael Mitchell of the Georgia Historical Society, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Jews in the Civil War); past president JGSPBCI Alfred M. Silberfeld (using the workbook); JGSPBCI president Dennis Rice (PowerPoint 101); and members Ann Rabinowitz (relatives in South Africa) and Helene Kenvin (starting family books).

For information, e-mail sisitsky@adelphia.net

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