Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State JewishGen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State proudly presents “How to Utilize the JewishGen Discussion Group Effectively” presented by Phil Goldfarb, Lead Moderator of JewishGen Discussion Group
DATE: Monday evening, May 10, 2021,
from 6 – 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, via Zoom (please note the earlier-than-usual start time) This free online meeting will be open between 5:30 – 6 p.m. PDT for chatting.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and the featured presentation will start at 6:15 p.m. PDT Registration for this meeting is required: To register for this Zoom meeting, click on this link or copy it into your web browser: 2) You will be prompted to enter your name and email address and, when you hit enter, you will automatically be sent an email with the Zoom meeting link.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM Do you have questions regarding your genealogical research that you would like to ask others via an email group that reaches across the world or have information you can share with others researching their Jewish ancestry? Would you like a forum where you can find world-wide resources to assist you in your genealogical research? Such a forum exists! The JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) is the most widely used email Discussion Group in Jewish Genealogy. This presentation is for anyone who would like to know how to access the JGDG, ask questions, and browse archived posts to find shared resources and information.
Come learn what the JGDG is all about, and the ways the JGDG can help you with your research. It will include the guidelines for joining and using this forum, including options for posting messages to the group, and how to find archival messages (back to 1998!) that pertain to your research. Information on how to use hashtags to filter messages and on who to contact for help will be included. This presentation is approved by JewishGen.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Phil Goldfarb was born in New Jersey and was the Division V.P. of Operations for a Fortune 19 billion dollar company. Researching genealogy for 35 years, Phil is the founding and current President of the JGS of Tulsa, Oklahoma, which he started in 2005. He has lectured extensively on various topics in genealogy, published articles on genealogy in numerous periodicals, and authors a monthly column in the Tulsa Jewish Review. He was written two books titled “A Page of History: Passport Applications 1851-1914” and A Page of History: Passport Applications Volume II 1915-1925.” Phil is a member of the Leadership Team for JewishGen as well as being the Lead Moderator for the JewishGen Discussion Group. He was the Chairman of the 2020 IAJGS Awards Committee and sits on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations. In July 2020 he won an Emmy Award as a Producer for the Tulsa Historical Society’s documentary titled: L’dor V’dor Generation to Generation: A History of Tulsa’s Jewish Community, which has been shown on PBS stations around the U.S.
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