22 February 2008

Miami: Genealogy workshop, March 16

Do you need help in putting the pieces of your family puzzle together? The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami's seventh annual genealogy workshop will provide assistance on Sunday, March 16, at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Designed for genealogists at all skill levels, the workshop, from 10am-1pm, will help participants explore genealogy research methods to identify ancestral shtetls and assist researchers to put together their family trees. The session will address genealogical ethics and how to preserve family history. Each participants will receive a syllabus.

Topics include:

-Documents and resources to identify ancestral shtetls and find family
-Genealogical significance of Yiddish/Hebrew and secular names
-Genealogical ethics
-Preservation of your family history for future generations.

JGSGM president and programming vice president, Barbara Musikar will lead the workshop. She taught a 12-week course in Computer Jewish Genealogy at Temple Beth Am, has spoken at the Jewish Museum of Florida as museum docent and given genealogy lectures to Jewish Federation of Broward County, CAJE, AMIT and synagogue sisterhoods.

Musikar earned a CUNY Queens College MS in History Education and a Hofstra University Certificate of Advanced Studies in Secondary School Guidance, taught social studies at Murrow HS and was a Bushwick HS (both in Brooklyn, NY) guidance counselor. Her Master's thesis,"The Early Jewish Community of New York City 1699-1734," employed many genealogical sources.

Registration begins at 9.15am; Part I, 10am; and Part II, 12.15pm; Q&A will follow each session. Pre-registering members are free, others, $5. At the door, members, $5; others, $10.

For more information, contact Musikar at bar945@hotmail.com.

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