General Meeting Will Be Held Thursday April 13 - Topic Will be British Isles Migration

“British Isles Migration to Colonial North America: An Overview," will be presented by Mark Swick. This meeting will be held at our new location in the LDS Church, 4020 S. Bumby Ave, Orlando, 32806. Mark is an excellent and knowledgable speaker and you wont want to miss this. You can find a map and direction here.

The meeting will be preceded by German Research Special Interest Group at 6:30 pm, followed by a question and answer session starting at 7 pm. Drawings are held for door prizes and the meetings are followed by snacks and a social time.

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Pastfinders Members Sharing The Genealogical Journey

Pastfinders of South Lake County; Genealogical Society is proud to present their member series Sharing the Journey Spring presentation by Stan Wells "Disappointment, Discovery, Delight of which there has been plenty of", will take place on the 13th of April 2017. Stan is a member of Pastfinders, he teaches the computer user group class, as well as manages the society web page

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CFGS Presents Drew Smith on Organizing Your Genealogy Saturday May 13th

Drew SmithThe Central Florida Genealogical Society will present a seminar on Organizing Your Genealogy by Drew Smith of the Genealogy Guys. This seminar will be given on Saturday May 13th from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm at the Cultural Hall, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 45 E. Par, Orlando, FL 32804. This is the same building that the Family History Center is located in. Location Map 

Topics will be:

  • Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
  • Using Evernote for Capturing Notes and Ideas
  • Organizing Your Genealogy Files and Correspondence
  • Organizing Your Research Trip

Cost will be $35 for CFGS Members, $40 for non members, $50 for couples (same address) and $45 at the day of the conference. Registration information will be available soon.

Price includes: Morning refreshments, box lunch & handouts. To ensure lunch, registrations must be received by May 10. We will have door prizes and a genealogy used book sale, too!

"My Jewish Roots" Tour Continues with "Analyze Your DNA Results" with Diahan Southard on April 4, 2017

diahan-southardThe April "My Jewish Roots" workshop, "Analyze Your DNA Results" is for anyone with an autosomal DNA test from any of the three major testing companies.

"Analyze Your DNA Results" with Diahan Southard will be held: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Central Florida Hillel Center for UCF Jewish Life, 3925 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo, FL 32765. The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Bring your own laptop to participate in the lab portion. It is also possible to attend via the Internet. Pre-registration is required for either in-person or online participation at

Diahan will also be available for private 20 minute DNA consultations for a $25 fee. Registration required! For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are planning on going, be sure to join us for a pot luck supper at Elanie Powell's home before the meeting.


Start on a family discovery journey with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) as it launches My Jewish Roots—a JGSGO Workshop Roadshow. Join us for our FREE workshops at locations throughout the Orlando metro area—or participate over the Internet.For meeting dates, see below.

Get a jump on the 2017 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Orlando, by attending these free workshops. All topics are designed to increase your knowledge, expand your family tree, and discover new ancestors and living cousins.


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