Friday, February 26, 2010

Raff Ellis to Speak at the Central Florida Genealogy Society in Orlando

Raff Ellis will be speaking at the Central Florida Genealogy Society (CFGS) meeting in March. The general meeting of the CFGS is schedule for 7:30 p.m. on March 11, 2010.

Raff Ellis is the author of Kisses from a Distance, which he wrote after finding over 200 letters that his mother had kept. It is the story of his family's immigration experiences.

His program this time will discuss the problems encountered in researching ancestry where the ancestral tongue is not based in the Latin (also called Roman) alphabet. He will explain the research problems encountered, why such ancestry doesn't lend itself to computer search techniques, and what he did to overcome these problems.

Ellis has presented programs to several genealogical societies and recently returned form a lecture tour in Lebanon.

Where: Family History Center, 45 E. Par Street (Corner of Par & Formosa), Orlando.

BE THERE EARLY at 7:00 p.m. for a mini-classes preceding our general meeting.
For more information about Raff Ellis and his book, go to

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