Speaker: Mark Halpern
Title: "Research Your Polish Roots: JRI-Poland and More"
Date and Time: Sunday, December 27, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
**Location Change**: JCC-Park Heights (Board Room), 5700 Park Heights Ave,
If you're not a JCC member, please bring picture ID!
Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland on Sunday,
December 27, 2015, when Mark Halpern will present "Research Your
Polish Roots: JRI-Poland and More." This presentation >from Jewish
Records Indexing-Poland will deal with Jewish records and research for
two major areas of Poland, which covers the majority of the JRI-Poland
online database. It will provide information about Congress Poland
narrative records and Galician columnar records but will not cover the
Bialystok area or Prussian records. This talk offers an in-depth
examination of vital records along with a strategic framework to help
researchers in acquiring records to further their research. Close
examination of sample birth, marriage, and death records will reveal
the information contained in the records, identify the records having
the most genealogical value, and discover surprises found in many of
these records. This presentation will also describe the status of
JRI-Poland projects to index each of the various types of records.
Mark Halpern is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of
Directors of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. He is responsible for
the AGAD Archive project for records of eastern Galicia and the
Bialystok Archive and is the main contact for JRI-Poland's cooperation
with the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. He is active in
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia as Vice
President of Programs and formerly the Society's President. Mark has
served as Program Chair for the 2009 IAJGS Conference in Philadelphia
and the 2013 Conference in Boston. He is currently leading a team to
develop a Conference in Warsaw, Poland, in 2018. Mark has been
researching his Bialystok and Galicia roots since 1996.
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.