JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy lecture announcement: Chicago, Jan. 26 #general

Jenny Schwartzberg

Dear Everyone,

I am pleased to announce a lecture to be given by Gary Mokotoff at the
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, in Chicago, and I urge all Illinois
JewishGenners to attend if they can. Directions are on the Newberry's
website: . There are
various parking garages in the area. Street parking is very difficult to
find so come early to get parked before the lecture. Here's the description:

What's New in Jewish Genealogy?
Thursday, January 26, 6:00 pm

Speaker: Gary Mokotoff

Genealogy research is changing rapidly as new resources become available
and technology changes how we research. Nationally known author, lecturer,
and genealogist Gary Mokotoff will discuss the latest developments in
Jewish family history research. One of the world's preeminent experts on
Jewish genealogy, he is the author of many books, including Where Once We
Walked, a gazetteer of Jewish towns in Europe before the Holocaust. He
co-developed the Daitch-Mokotoff soundex system, a tool for navigating
spelling variations in family and place names, and edits Avotaynu, the
major journal of Jewish genealogical research.

Admission is free. No reservations are required.

It will be fascinating and fun. I look forward to meeting many of you there.

Jenny Schwartzberg
The Newberry Library

Jenny Schwartzberg
Gift Specialist and
Collection Development Assistant
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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