Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Speaker: Todd Knowles
Title: The Knowles Collection: What Is It, and How Do I Use It?
Date and Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD
Special note: Our program will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. A film event to honor
Holocaust Remembrance Day will be shown in the same meeting room at 3:00 p.m., and
our members are invited to stay for that presentation if they wish to. So, come
early and stay late!
Please join us on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville
Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Todd Knowles
present The Knowles Collection: What Is It, and How Do I Use It?
For over 40 years, Todd Knowles has been searching for the ancestors of his
great-grandfather, Morris David Rosenbaum, a Polish Jew. That quest, to find out
more about his family, has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection, six
databases that currently contain the records of over 1.4 million Jews. These
databases are: The Jews of the British Isles, The Jews of Europe, Thee Jews of
North America, The Jews of South America and Caribbean, The Jews of the Pacific
Islands, and The Jews of Africa, Middle East and the Orient. The Knowles
Collection, which grows almost daily, is now part of FamilySearch.org and is
totally sourced, and individuals are linked as family groups. In this presentation,
Todd will show how to access the collection and how best to apply it to your own
W. Todd Knowles, Accredited Genealogist, has been on staff at the Family History
Library in Salt Lake City, UT, for almost 20 years. After being introduced to
family history at the age of 11, he soon learned of his Jewish roots. This
discovery has guided him over the past 40 years, as he first sought to discover
his family and then to help others discover theirs. Todd currently serves as
President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Utah.
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership
fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be
available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the
time, location, and program of future meetings.
JGSMD Public Relations