JGS of Illinois June 9, 2013, daylong conference: Digging Deeper: Researching Our Ancestors With Technology #general


Martin Fischer
 

Subject: JGS of Illinois June 9, 2013, daylong conference: Digging
Deeper: Researching Our Ancestors With Technology

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.; registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

Place: Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, Illinois

Topic: Digging Deeper: Researching Our Ancestors With Technology

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a daylong Jewish
genealogy conference, Digging Deeper: Researching Our Ancestors With
Technology, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W.
Dempster St., Skokie, Illinois.

The featured speakers will be Warren Blatt, managing director of
JewishGen, the major Jewish genealogy website; and Duff Wilson, senior
product manager of Family Tree Maker, the genealogy database software.
Warren Blatt will deliver a keynote address on advanced searching with
JewishGen and will also conduct sessions on Jewish given names and
Jewish surnames.

Duff Wilson will lead two instructive Family Tree Maker sessions, one
for beginners and one for advanced users of the family tree software.

A unique aspect of this conference will be a free mini-conference for
youths >from sixth grade through high school. Two consecutive programs
introducing Jewish genealogy with beginning methodology will be held
from 1:25 to 3:40 p.m. Robin Seidenberg and Harriet Rudnit, experienced
genealogists and JGSI board members, will be the mini-conference speakers.

Digging Deeper: Researching Our Ancestors With Technology will include
presentations on DNA, translating Polish records, the Pale of Settlement,
familysearch.org, naturalization and cemetery records, and much more.

Conference attendees will register beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Temple Beth
Israel, and the conference will be held >from 9:15 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Lunch
and snacks will be provided.

The fees are $60 for JGSI members and $75 for non-members. Members of any
IAJGS-affiliated society can attend the conference at the member rate.

For youths who plan to attend just the mini-conference, it's free; but if
they want to attend all day, it's $35.

Attendees >from out of town are invited to stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites
Chicago-North Shore/Skokie at the special conference rate of $119/night,
which includes a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi,
and a free shuttle service within three miles of the hotel. Temple Beth
Israel, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and Westfield
Old Orchard mall are within this radius.

Rooms may be reserved at the Hampton Inn at http://bit.ly/14zseDW. The
special room rate will be in effect until the block of rooms is filled.

For more information about Digging Deeper: Researching Our Ancestors With
Technology, go to jgsi.org/Conference2013.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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