Meeting of the JGS Illinois: 25 September 2005 #general


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will host a film on "The Jews of
Poland: Bialystok, Lvov, Krakow, Vilna, and Warsaw in 1938-1939", at the
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue (just west of Green Bay Road),

Sunday, September 25th, 1:15-4:00 p.m. A nonprofit educational organization
founded in 1981, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI), welcomes guests
to its free monthly meetings.

Have you always wanted to discover your family's history but didn't know
where to begin? Even if you don't know the names of your grandparents, where
your ancestors originated, or if their town was destroyed in the Holocaust,

you can trace your Jewish roots. Come to the meetings and learn how to start
your search, locate your family shtetls, and use research sources around the
world. JGSI has an extensive genealogical reference collection, and can
provide you with a list of useful websites. If you are a beginner and need help
getting started, members can assist you.

The meeting room will open at 1:15 p.m. for studying research materials and
asking questions. For people doing online research, JGSI vice-president Mike
Karsen will lead a mini-workshop on Dr. Stephen Morse's one-step forms for
searching the Ellis Island passenger arrival database >from 1:15-2:00 p.m.
The film will begin at 2 p.m. For more information about these and future JGSI
programs, visit , or phone (312) 666-0100.

Mike Karsen

Researching: PEKARSKY (Zhitomir, Khodorkov, Berdichev, Ukraine)
FROST (Romania) BLUMENFELD, MARKOWITZ (Botosani, Romania)

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