Update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy resources at Nov. 18, 2018, JGS of Illinois meeting #general

Martin Fischer

"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland—What's New" will be family
historian Mike Karsen's presentation topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18,
2018, at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple
Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Registration, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research
library will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, see
https://jgsi.org/event-3056366 or phone 312-666-0100.

Mike Karsen will deliver his annual update covering various resources
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

A professional speaker, Mike Karsen is a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and is a
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.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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