JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting in Naperville, IL - 7 April 2019 #general


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Scott E. Meyer, recording secretary of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois, will speak on Resurrecting Grandpa's Store on Sunday,
April 7, 2019, at a JGSI west suburban meeting. His presentation will
begin at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave.,
Naperville, Ill. Registration and networking will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to this free event.

In his presentation, Meyer, a former JGSI president, will recount how
the discovery of a small, faded photograph of three people led to a
detailed reconstructed view of his grandfather's grocery store in
Chicago. He will share what he learned about researching small Chicago
businesses, and how he re-created an image that once existed only in his memory.

Scott E. Meyer is a former director of the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies.

For 11 years he served as associate editor of Search, the
internationally distributed journal published by the JGSI, and was
co-editor of the North American Resources Section of the Encyclopedia of
Jewish Genealogy, and consulting editor of Translation Guide to
19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents, written by
Judith R. Frazin and published by the JGSI.

His thoughts on the subject of Jewish genealogy have appeared in various
publications. In addition to teaching and lecturing on Jewish genealogy,
Meyer is certified by the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan
Chicago, and has taught religious-school courses for more than 40 years.

---Possible temple bulletin item or calendar listing:
Resurrecting Grandpa's Store is the topic of a presentation by
genealogist Scott Meyer to be delivered at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 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-3227349 or phone 312-666-0100.

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

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