JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois' Beginners Genealogical Workshop - Sept. 29, 2013-10:30 a.m. #general

Martin Fischer

Subject: JGS of Illinois' Beginners' Genealogical Workshop

Date: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Place: Oak Park Temple Har Zion, 1236 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park, Ill.

Topic: Beginners' Genealogical Workshop

Have you ever wondered how and when your ancestors came to this country?
Where did they live, and what did they do for a living? The Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois will offer a chance to learn how to take
the first steps in discovering your family history at 10:30 a.m. Sunday,
Sept. 29, at Oak Park Temple Har Zion, 1236 N. Harlem Ave., Oak Park, Ill.

In a Jewish genealogy beginners' workshop, Judith R. Frazin, experienced
researcher and lecturer, will explain how to get started, how to interview
relatives and how to use the public library as a valuable resource. She will
also identify internet and print resources and explain what records are
available, where they can be found and what information they contain.

A genealogist for 43 years, Judith Frazin has done extensive research on all
the branches of her family. She has written a book about two of her family
branches that has been distributed to family members, and she served as
president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois for 10 years. She
is also the author of three editions of A Translation Guide to 19th-Century
Polish-Language Civil Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and
Death Records).

In 2010, the International Association of Jewish Genealogists granted Frazin
its award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product. The Polish Genealogical Society of America also
recognized her contribution to the field of genealogy by selecting her to
receive its Wiglia award in 2000.

For more information, visit or phone 312-666-0100.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Programming
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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