Sephardic genealogy talk at Sept. 15 JGS of Illinois meeting in Northbrook, Illinois #general


Genealogist Sarina Roffe will present a talk titled "A Guide to
Sephardic Genealogy" at the Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, meeting of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Her 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.
for those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get
help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions >from
genealogy expert volunteers before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For
more information, see or phone 312-666-0100.

Sarina Roffe is a professional genealogist, editor of Dorot: The Journal
of the Jewish Genealogical Society (of New York), and founder of the
Sephardic Heritage Project. She is responsible for translation and
databasing of marriage and brit milah records on

While on the board of governors of JewishGen, she acquired several
databases of Sephardic records, including cemetery records >from Mexico,
Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina. She serves on the IAJGS board of
directors and presents often at IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy
Conferences. Sarina has completed over a dozen genealogies.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

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

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