27 April 2009

Miami: Libraries on the menu, May 3

Genealogy and family history books and materials in Miami-area libraries is the topic for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, on Sunday, May 3.

The meeting starts at 10am at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation building at 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (free secure parking, bring ID).

Marcia Finkel, David Rafky and Joan Parker were among 16 society members who recently visited the Miami Public Library's main branch after a three-year hiatus; they will report on what's new and available now. The collections are not limited to only Florida or the South.

The society's genealogical reference library is located in the Federation building's CAJE (Central Agency for Jewish Education) library, and CAJE librarian Marci Wiseman will provide a tour and a collection overview. She will also answer questions and provide access to the society's reference and circulating collections.

Reference books do not circulate, but paid JGSGM members may check out books on the society's Library Cart, which will be available at themeeting. For a book list, check the JGSGM site.

The nominating committee will offer the officers' slate for 2009-2010; elections take place in June.

See the site link for directions and more information.

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