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Who Was B. Berman? A Case Study in Getting Past a Genealogical Brick Wall is the
topic of a presentation by genealogist Martin Fischer to be delivered at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 2019, at a Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois west suburban
meeting at Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville, Ill. Sign-in and
networking will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see
https://jgsi.org/event-3224739 or phone 312-666-0100.

In his presentation, Fischer will explain how the family history of a
Maywood, Illinois, Jewish family was researched, including accessing
online documents and visiting the Waldheim cemetery offices in Forest
Park. He will share tips on best practices in conducting genealogical research.

Martin Fischer has been doing family history research since the 1970s
and created an extensive family history website, martinfischer.webs.com,
which he started in 2004. The vice president of publicity for the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois, he is also a member of the Association
of Professional Genealogists, International Society of Family History
Writers and Editors, St. Louis Genealogical Society, American Copy
Editors Society and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Fischer has written articles for the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly;
Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy; Morasha: The Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois newsletter; Association of Professional
Genealogists Quarterly, Archives.com and Chicago Tribune.

He works part-time as a copy editor for the Chicago Tribune's Production
and Design Studio and as an adjunct online sociology faculty member of
the City Colleges of Chicago.

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

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