JGS of Greater Philadelphia November 2015 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff

JGS of Greater Philadelphia November 2015 Meeting

Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8300 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19026

Speaker: Nolan Altman, JewishGen Vice President for Data Acquisition.

Topic: JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) and the Importance
of Jewish Burial Records.

After making use of the valuable information on JewishGen, Nolan Altman
volunteered to do data entry on various projects. Eventually he became the
Coordinator for JewishGen's Holocaust Database and subsequently the Coordinator for
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) project.

Jewish headstone inscriptions and burial records can provide crucial information
to genealogists. Hebrew name inscriptions, based on patronymics, can link together
two generations of Hebrew names unlike any other source document. This can be
especially helpful when trying to link first generation American ancestors
to their European families. Nolan Altman will explain the importance of Jewish
cemetery records. Through photographic examples and case studies, you will see what
information and symbols are found on stones and how the information can help to
create your family tree.

Mentors will be available >from 1-1:30 PM to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website <http://www.jgsgp.org> is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available
to local groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]

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