JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FamilySearch resources to be explored in Jan. 21 talk for Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting #general

Martin Fischer

Insight into FamilySearch and The Wilmette Family History Center is the topic of a
talk planned by Family History Center volunteer Suzanne Hoffman for the Sunday,
Jan. 21, 2018, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Her
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook,

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. for 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 or phone 312-666-0100.
This event is free and open to the public.

In her presentation, Hoffman will look at and the relationship
FamilySearch has with JewishGen and JRI Poland. She'll also briefly touch on the
Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and finish up by talking about the
Family History Center in Wilmette, Illinois, and why that is a unique resource for
local record searches.

For the past 20 years she has doggedly researched all 16 of her great-great-
grandparents with varying degrees of success. Some families reach back to the 1700s
and one recently-solved mystery stopped in 1962. Suzanne regularly presents on
genealogical topics, does for-hire research, and is a volunteer at the Family
History Center in Wilmette.

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

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