JGSLA June Meeting-Breaking Through Brick Walls #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>

Do you live in the Los Angeles area....and are stuck in your genealogical
research? Need some creative suggestions to help you make some

Then plan to attend the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Los Angeles on Monday, June 19th at 7:00PM at the Jewish Federation of LA.

Program: Breaking Through Genealogical Brick Walls

Speaker: Hal Bookbinder

In this highly interactive session, creative solutions will be discussed
for problems that we run into in our genealogical research. For example,
how do we find the married name for a female relative? The obvious answer
would be to check the bride's registry in the city where the couple
married. But what if you do not know which city or state? How do you handle
the situation where relatives will not open up and share what they know?
What happens when you encounter missing information in on-line databases
because of transcription or other errors? During the talk, creative ways to
overcome these and other obstacles will be shared by the speaker as well as
through audience participation. Please come prepared to share your best
methods for overcoming brick walls.

Hal BOOKBINDER has been researching his family for over 20 years, tracing
two lines into the mid-18th century and identifying over 3,000 relatives.
He has published numerous articles on Jewish genealogy and contributed to
several comprehensive volumes on the subject. Hal has served as president
of JGSLA and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies, and served on the JGSLA Board of Directors for nearly 20 years.
In the world beyond genealogy, Hal directs computing for UCLA Healthcare
and teaches Information Technology at the university level.

Location: Jewish Federation Building Board Room, 6505 Wilshire Blvd Los
Angeles, CA 90048-4917

*Free of charge, but reservations are required due to space limitations and
security at the Jewish Federation Building. Please phone 323.761.8648 or
email: resource@.... (Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Library of
Los Angeles.)

For more information or directions, go to our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA

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