Mike Karsen to present update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy research resources on Aug. 27 #general


"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland - What's New" will be the
topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen at the Sunday, Aug.
27, 2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit
https://jgsi.org/event-2568815 or phone 312-666-0100.

Mike Karsen will deliver his annual update covering resources available
today to discover your Jewish roots in Chicagoland. He will include a
wide range of records and research resources including cemeteries, death
certificates, death notices/obits, marriage records, birth records, and
city directories. How to locate your ancestor's naturalization records,
which are essential for any genealogical researcher, will also be
covered along with some uniquely Jewish resources. Today, with so many
records available online, you hardly have to leave your home to research
your Chicago roots. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate the
research process.

A professional speaker, Mike Karsen is a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), and
is past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. He has
presented over 300 talks on genealogy topics locally, nationally, and
internationally including for the Newberry Library and the Spertus
Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. Mike is the
author of the JewishGen website "Guide to Jewish Genealogy in
Chicagoland" and has published articles on genealogy.

At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, its "help desk" will operated >from
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Member volunteers will access online databases and
answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as
time allows.

The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family
historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a
limited time. All are available for perusing >from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at
each regular monthly meeting.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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