JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois' Sunday, April 28, 2019, meeting #general


"Three Hershberg Mysteries" will be family historian Barry Finkel's
presentation topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee
Road, Northbrook, Ill. Registration, networking, and the JGSI genealogy
help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, see or phone

Barry Finkel's talk will cover a brief history of his Hershberg family
in Chicago and South Bend, Indiana, including discussing two mysteries
that he eventually solved, and he will explain the solutions. Then he
will discuss one mystery that remains unsolved.

Our speaker is corresponding secretary of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois and often volunteers at the JGSI help desk. He is a
retired IT systems administrator who wrote his first computer program in
1966. He started in genealogy in the mid-1960s, then put it aside. In
1991 one of Barry's brothers decided to put their genealogy into a
computer database, and today the file of their genealogy and his
brother's wife's genealogy has over 6,400 people.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has
more than 300 members.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history
research resources, including a members forum, more than 40 video
recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable JGSI
Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI
newsletter, and much more.

Monthly meetings feature informative speakers as well as access to a
useful genealogy research library and expert volunteer genealogy help

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 1:55 p.m. at
each regular meeting.

At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, the help desk operates >from 12:30
to 1:55 p.m. Expert member volunteers access online databases and answer
genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as time

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

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