Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
JCC Senior Activity Room
Executive Dr & Genessee Ave., La Jolla,Ca
All meetings start at 1:00 p.m. on second Sunday of the month
unless otherwise announced
October 12, 2014
USING JEWISHGEN DATABASES
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, is the premier website for researching Jewish roots. Our speaker, Warren Blatt, will take us step-by-step through JewishGen's most popular databases: the Family Finder (JGFF), the Communities Database, the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), the Discussion Group message archive, and the “All Country” databases. You will learn how to search the databases and how to add your own data.
The JGFF contains information on half a million ancestral towns and surnames. The JewishGen Communities Database contains information on more than 6,000 communities in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. JewishGen's FTJP consists of linked family trees containing six million individuals. The Discussion Group message archive contains the full text
of over 100,000 messages posted to the JewishGen Discussion Group since
Warren Blatt is the Managing Director of JewishGen: a division of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (www.mjhnyc.org), in New York City.
He is the author of the JewishGen FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
about Jewish Genealogy, and many JewishGen InfoFiles, Resources
for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area, and co-author (with Gary
Mokotoff) of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy.
He was Chair of the 15th Annual International Seminar on Jewish
Genealogy. In 2004, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement
Award by the IAJGS.. Mr. Blatt has over 35 years of research
experience with Russian and Polish Jewish records