Mike Karsen to present update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy resources at Aug. 27 JGS of Illinois meeting #general

Martin Fischer

"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 talk 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. for
those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials in the research
library and for those seeking to ask genealogical questions of help desk
volunteers before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,


or phone 312-666-0100.

Mike Karsen will deliver his annual update covering resources currently
available 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

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

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