JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen October Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general
October Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia
Date: October 10, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
Speaker: Philip Steel
Topic: Early Jewry in America - My Family
Philip Steel, a JGSGP member >from the society's early years
is in the importing business, having represented Swiss companies
for precision instrument and medical instrument components for
the past 54 years.
Phil has been interested in researching his family since he inherited
portraits of his great-great grandparents when he was 21 years old.
He considered that gift an obligation to find out as much as he could
about those ancestors, and those who came both before and after them.
His talk covers his 7th-great grandfather's arrival in July 1733, and
continues up to and including his great grandfather's following the
gold rush in California. It covers three ancestors who served in the
Revolutionary War and also information about the lives of other
grandparents during this period.
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer
session preceding the general meeting.
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
Interested friends are always welcome!
There is a $2.00 admission charge for non-members.
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
Delaware County Main Line Affiliate
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community
11 Martins Run
Speakers: Jonathan R. Stayer
Topic:Holdings of the Pennsylvania State Archives
Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]