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How to Use the JewishGen Discussion Group Effectively
Sunday, July 11
How to Use the JewishGen Discussion Group Effectively  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Members Only Free Progam
In this talk Phil Goldfarb will help us understand how to use the on-line JewishGen Discussion Group. He will talk about what the group is about and how it can help you. He will also discuss the advantages of the new platform, the rules and guidelines for the group, how to join, settings for group message delivery, and other areas, as well as how to post your message, find archived messages, use hashtags, reply to messages, and other important tools. He will also tell us about some success stories from the discussion group and where to go to get help.
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Notes and Handouts in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) 
Speaker:  Phil Goldfarb. Researching genealogy for 35 years, Phil is the founding and current president of the JGS of Tulsa 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 has written two books titled  “A Page of History: Passport Applications 1851-1914” and “A Page of History:  Passport Applications Volume II.” Phil is a member of the leadership team for JewishgGen 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 nonprofit 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 US. In his career he has personally given over 2000 presentations as well as teaching a course on presentation skills.