JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Program: "Looking Outside the BMD Box for Your Mother and Aunts" #general


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will present Israeli
genealogist Rose Feldman, who will speak about "Looking Outside the BMD
Box for Your Mother and Aunts: A Case Study Based on Eretz Israel" at
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Mary Radmacher Meeting Room
of the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, Ill.

She will explain how to go beyond birth, marriage and death records to
research female ancestors and other relatives. Feldman, who grew up in
the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago and has been living in
Israel for 50 years, will share information on how women's community
activities, occupations and political involvement can lead to
genealogical data. She will also explain how awareness of naming
patterns in Israel can be an important research skill.

Among the resources she will discuss are the online databases provided
by the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the Israel
Genealogical Society (IGS) as well as government documents and

Rose Feldman is in charge of developing new databases for the Israel
Genealogy Research Association and will be developing resources for the
2015 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem.

She has lectured at nine IAJGS conferences starting in 2003, at various
annual seminars of the Israel Genealogical Society, branch meetings of
IGRA and IGS, at the Israeli Association for Archives and Information
workshop, and in the last two years at the genealogy workshop of the
Central Zionist Archives. She is one of the three coordinators of the
Montefiore Censuses Project and has four KehilaLinks sites on JewishGen
for Ruzhany and Kossowo, Belarus; Mscibow, Belarus; Litin, Ukraine; and
Kalinovka, Ukraine.

In social media, Feldman is known on Twitter as jewdatagengirl. She also
manages IGRA's Twitter feed and Facebook page.

She has published articles in Roots-Key, Sharsheret Hadorot, Avotaynu,
Shemot and on the IGRA website. In 2009 she received the Yakir Award of
the Israel Genealogical Society.

For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois,
visit or phone 312-666-0100.

For more information about Rose Feldman, see her personal website at

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