Truth is, as we learned from our most informative speaker Ted Gostin, those two sites just scratch the surface. If you were not at Sunday’s Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society’s meeting, then you missed the opportunity to learn about the vast resources available to research our family’s past. Ted Gostin, a professional Genealogist spoke about the ways we can go beyond what is available on the ‘go-to’ genealogy websites. By category (Newspaper, Government, Library, etc.) he cited sources we can turn to for searching for vital records and more. A handout was distributed listing URLs, making it a great reference for all in attendance who are looking to explore beyond the basics. Members may retrieve the handout online in the members’ section of the OCJGS website.
Mr. Gostin opened our eyes to the simple ways to dig deeper providing entertaining examples; tidbits about the noted musician Ravel, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas and famed actress Claire Bloom.
Mr. Gostin's handouts are available online at http://tinyurl.com/ocjgs-handouts