JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Library Opens May 4 in Washington, DC area #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) Genealogy Library
will open on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at its new location in Rockville, Maryland.

For two years, the society's reference-only collection was in boxes and
could not be accessed. In September, 2007, JGSGW entered into an agreement
with B'nai Israel Congregation to co-locate the library in their media
center. The society purchased shelving and other library furniture, moved
the cartons of books, and then the work of shelving and inventorying the

The new location at 6301 Montorse Road in Rockville, Maryland includes the
new bookcases, library table and chairs, a microfiche workstation, and 13 PC
workstations with internet access. The entire area is WiFi enabled.

The library is open to members of JGSGW, members of the B'nai Israel
Congregation, with membership or library cards as ID. Going forward, the
hours are: Sunday (first Sunday of the month, except June-Aug) >from 1-3 PM,
Monday, >from 6-8:30 PM, and Wednesday >from 1-3 PM. The library will not be
open on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) or Monday, June 9.

On Sunday, May 18, >from 11-1 PM, the Library Committee will hold an
Orientation Workshop for members of JGSGW and B'nai Israel Congregation. The
workshop will be held at B'nai Israel in Fanaroff Hall. The library will
also be open on that date after the JGSGW meeting >from 3:30 - 6:00 PM.

Marlene Bishow
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
Rockville, MD

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