Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Program Weds. May 20, 2015: "Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland: What's New? #general
Program: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Program starts 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland: What's New? will
be the topic of genealogist Mike Karsen's presentation at the Wednesday,
May 20, 2015, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois in
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 6:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Genealogy has changed dramatically in the last 20 years with a very high
percentage of important records being indexed in online databases, or
the records themselves having become searchable and available online.
Today's Chicago Jewish genealogy researcher has access to vital records,
and cemetery, naturalization, census, and many other documents online.
This presentation will provide an update on what resources are currently
available online to Chicago-area Jewish family historians.
A professional speaker, Mike Karsen is a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and is
past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. He has
presented over 250 talks on family legacy topics locally, nationally,
and internationally, including at the Newberry Library and Spertus
Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. Karsen is the
author of the JewishGen website's "Guide to Jewish Genealogy in
Chicagoland" and has published articles on genealogy.
For more information, visit http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.
Submitted by Sandra Schon Kiferbaum
JGSI Publicity VP