JGS of Michigan Program September 20: Introduction to Genealogy #general

Adina Lipsitz

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan is proud to announce its
first event of the 2015-2016 programming year:

Introduction to Genealogy

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Holocaust Memorial Center
Free for members; $5 for guests

This event is presented in memory of former board member Judge Shlomo
Sperka (z''l), who passed away in Israel on July 28, 2015.

Have you been curious about your family history but have no idea how
to begin? This presentation is geared for the beginner and
intermediate researcher. You will be acquainted with the availability
of various research documents. Organizing and keeping track of
research as well as the reliability and accuracy of documents will be

Central topics include: City Directories, U.S. Census, U.S.
Naturalization, Ship Manifests, WWI Draft Registrations, Social
Security Death Index, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Funeral Records and
Vital Records.

An overview of Internet genealogy sites, historical and authoritative
treatises and joining genealogical societies as well as special
interest groups [SIG] and birds of a feather [BOF] will conclude the

About the Speaker

Diane M. Freilich, is a duly licensed attorney in the State of
Michigan since 1972. In 1997 she became active in family research,
finding family members throughout the United States, United Kingdom
and all the way to Zimbabwe.

Diane has been a guest lecturer on several topics since 2005. She has
lectured to local genealogical societies in Michigan and Arizona as
well as International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
[IAJGS]. Additionally, Avotaynu has published two of her articles.
Exploring Court House Records Fall 2005 and the other Extended Uses
for U.S. City Directories [Summer 2015].

Diane sits on the Board of her local Genealogical Society in Michigan
for the past 17 years.

RSVP online at: http://jgsmi.org/introduction-to-genealogy-2015/

Adina Lipsitz
JGSMI President

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