JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA-Oct. 16 - Assisted Research Day at the LA Family History LIbrary + 3 Talks! #general

Pamela Weisberger

If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to begin, or continue,
researching your family tree, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los
Angeles invites you to our:

Assisted Research Day at the LAFHL

Sunday, October 16, 2012 - 12:45PM - 6:00PM

The Los Angeles Family History Library
10741 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA

Come for an afternoon of mentor-guided research using the microfilms,
books, maps and records at the Library. Enjoy free access to & Fold3 (Footnote).com. Knowledgeable JGSLA members will
guide you at the computers and in the microfilm room. =A0The LAFHL has
one of the largest holdings of any branch in the LDS Family History
Library System, including 86 networked computers and 56,000 rolls of
film, including extensive Polish, Hungarian, Austrian and German
Jewish vital record microfilms.

The following one-hour classes will be also offered.

=A0 =A0 =A0 =A01:00PM =96 A Guide to Researching with and =
Knowles Collection =A0=96 Todd Knowles

=A0 =A0 =A0 =A02:15PM =96 So You Want to do Jewish Genealogy? Getting Start=
ed -
Madeleine Isenberg

=A0 =A0 =A0 =A03:30PM =96 A Guide to Researching with and =
Knowles Collection =96 Todd Knowles (repeat of 1PM talk)


W. Todd Knowles is a member of the staff of the Family History Library
in Salt Lake City, Utah. =A0He is an accredited genealogist specializing
in English and Jewish research. =A0>from the age of 13, when he first
began researching his own family, Todd has been drawn to find out
everything he could about his great-great grandfather, Morris David
Rosenbaum, a Polish Jew. =A0His grandfather=92s journey took him from
Poland to the United States with a stopover in England. =A0It is in
trying to find more about his life that Todd began compling recors of
the Jews of the British Isles. =A0That collection, now known as the
Knowles Collection is available through
Originally release in September 2007, with records of 65,5000 people,
it has now grown to include records of over 195,000 individuals from
more than 30 differne countries. =A0Stories of some families can be
followed at:

Madeleine Isenberg is a retired computer programmer and technical
writer. Having lived in Israel for 10 years, she=92s fluent in Hebrew,
but also reads German and French. She=92s been researching her family in
Slovakia, Austro-Hungary, and Poland and has been a member of JGSLA
for 20 years. A self-styled =93stelaeglyphologist,=94 in the past 7 years,
she deciphered and translated over 3000 tombstones >from more than 20
cemeteries, and collected and maintained vital statistics for Jews who
once lived in Spis Region of Slovakia. With Mikulas Liptak, of
Slovakia, she co-authored, =93Jews in the Spis Region, Vol. I, Kezmarok
and its Surroundings,=94 She created the Shtetlinks website for Kezmark;
has contributed burial information for JOWBR.

Please note that this event is for JGSLA members only. No guests are
permitted, but you can join or renew your membership at the door.

For more info go to our home page: or for LAFHL
info go to:

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA

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