JGS (NY) Meeting, June 26, 2016 #general


Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, June 26
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York

at 2 PM
Program: "You've Found the Town Name - Now What?"
Speaker: Phyllis Kramer

Phyllis Kramer will review Eastern European historical geography and
then cover all aspects of researching one's ancestral town. Topics will
include how to locate one's town, even if it is not recognizable, what
kinds of information might exist, where it might be found, how to find
others researching the same town or area, and how to organize the
information. She will demonstrate the use of JewishGen.org's town pages,
maps and gazetteers, Routes to Roots, Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and
other key websites, which will all be listed on the handout. The talk is
targeted to beginning and intermediate genealogists and is an excellent
review for all.

Phyllis Kramer, Vice President, Education and Special Projects at
JewishGen.org, is a practicing genealogist, with primary interest in
Eastern European Jewish research. She received her B.S. >from Cornell
University, and an M.B.A >from Fordham University. Phyllis retired >from
IBM as a Business Consultant. At JewishGen Phyllis has been active in
many areas as a leader and contributor. In 2011, she received the
Outstanding Achievement Award >from the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for her online genealogy
education program at JewishGen.

at 12:30 PM
Join us before the meeting in the Kovno Room and bring your lunch. Steve
Stein, JGS Webmaster and EC member, will give a tour of the new JGS
website, including databases, resources, archives and membership functions.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH is open on Sundays
starting at 11:00 AM with access to research materials and computer
resources.

Admission is free for members: guests welcome, $5 at the door.

For more information, visit our website at www.jgsny.org or see our
Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications,
New York NY

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