Specifics of Hungarian Jewish Genealogy: Historical Background and a Practical
Guide will be the topic of a presentation by Hungarian researcher and tour leader
Karesz Vandor at the Sunday, July 31, 2016, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610
Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.
The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, see jgsi.org or
phone 312-666-0100. This event is free and open to the public.
Hungarian genealogy covers the old territories of Greater Hungary,
including all of Slovakia, and small parts of Austria, Slovenia,
Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Ukraine.
Karesz Vandor is a Budapest-based Hungarian Jewish genealogist and
military historian. He has been active in working on various family
trees since 2004 and has helped descendants of Shoah survivors find
previously unknown relatives living in Hungary.
At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, its help desk will operated >from
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Member volunteers will access online databases and
answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as time allows.
The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family
historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a
limited time. All are available for perusing >from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at
each regular monthly meeting.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois