JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois---Getting Started in Genealogy beginners program---Nov. 1, 2015 #general


Judith R. Frazin, an expert genealogist >from the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois, will present a workshop program on "Getting Started
in Genealogy" >from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Temple Beth-El,
3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. This program for family history
beginners is free and open to the public.

Frazin, an experienced researcher and lecturer, will explain how to get
started in genealogy, 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 44 years, Judith R. 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 about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
or the JGSI schedule of future events, visit or phone

While this program is free, those who join the society have access to
several valuable members-only resources on the JGSI website. They
include video recordings of a dozen presentations >from past JGSI events,
valuable informational handouts >from past speakers, access to past
Morasha newsletters containing informative articles about Jewish
genealogy, the syllabus >from the 2015 JGSI conference, and more. To
learn more about the benefits of joining the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois, go to

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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