Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census

 “The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census”
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, September 27, 2014 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring genealogist lecturer, Joel Spector, “The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census”.

This presentation will incorporate material from both English and Russian language sources to describe patterns of Jewish population growth in Russia, beginning with early historical data. It will then trace the creation and changing designations of the Russian gubernias, and will incorporate early population data from Russian revision lists (revisie skazki). There will be some discussion of Russian laws affecting Jews in the Pale of Jewish Settlement and the legal restrictions on Jewish movement there. Acquisition of Jewish population data from the 1897 All-Russia Census for the Pale and for all of Russia will be described.

Before the presentation, you can come to ask genealogy questions from one of our mavens, to ask computer questions from one of our computer experts, or just schmooze.

Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years, and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia. Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups.  Joel is a former Secretary of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), the umbrella organization for over 70 Jewish Genealogical Societies, and now serves as its Archivist.

DATE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm to meet with a maven or for computer questions or to schmooze)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.

LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando – Roth JCC – Maitland Campus, Senior Lounge, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, September 15, 2014 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring genealogist lecturer, Joel Spector, “The Growth of the Jewish Population in Russia through the 1897 All-Russia Census”.

This presentation will incorporate material from both English and Russian language sources to describe patterns of Jewish population growth in Russia, beginning with early historical data. It will then trace the creation and changing designations of the Russian gubernias, and will incorporate early population data from Russian revision lists (revisie skazki). There will be some discussion of Russian laws affecting Jews in the Pale of Jewish Settlement and the legal restrictions on Jewish movement there. Acquisition of Jewish population data from the 1897 All-Russia Census for the Pale and for all of Russia will be described.

Before the presentation, you can come to ask genealogy questions from one of our mavens, to ask computer questions from one of our computer experts, or just schmooze.

Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years, and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia. Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups.  Joel is a former Secretary of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), the umbrella organization for over 70 Jewish Genealogical Societies, and now serves as its Archivist.

DATE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm to meet with a maven or for computer questions or to schmooze)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.

LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando – Roth JCC – Maitland Campus, Senior Lounge, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Using SIGs to Find Your Ancestors



ORLANDO, FL, May 31, 2014 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring IAJGS President, Marlis Humphrey, “Using SIGs to Find Your Ancestors”.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are an invaluable resource to finding your ancestors. SIGs are a group of people whose common interest is a geographic region of ancestral origin or a special topic. There are more than a couple dozen various Jewish genealogy SIGs – e.g. German-Jewish SIG, Latvia SIG, GRI- Poland SIG, Rabbinic Genealogy SIG, etc. Most have unique and very useful information available to those researching their family history on a website. Many also have an email based discussion group where members can get help and share information. Many SIGs are also instrumental in sponsoring translation projects to index records from their region of interest. These records might only otherwise be available by visiting an in-country archive. Many SIGs have an annual meeting coincident with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies annual conference www.iajgs2014.org. Learn about the myriad of resources available through the various Jewish genealogy SIGs, how to access them, and how to utilize this resource to discover your ancestry.
Prior to the program, starting at 6:30pm, there will be time for newcomers to network and to receive free consulting assistance or mentoring from a Jewish genealogy maven.

Marlis Glaser Humphrey is President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), Vice President of Programs and Publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO), and Vice President and Technology Outreach Committee Chairs for the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS). Marlis recently received the FSGS 2014 Distinguished Service award. She has successfully discovered all her ancestral shtetls. Marlis is founder of myAncestories, a company that helps genealogists create family histories to treasure. Marlis holds a B.A. in Russian and an M.S. in Management of Technology.
DATE: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm for networking and mavens)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. Free admission.
LOCATION: Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.
About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $35 for an individual and $40 for a family. For more information visit our blog at www.jgsgo.blogspot.com , “like” us at www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando or call us at 407-494-4230.
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Contact Information:
Marlis Humphrey JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity jgsgo.programs@gmail.com
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