JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday January 13 at 7:00 PM Eastern #ukraine #announcements #education

Bonnie Birns

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Gary Pokrassa the Data Acquisition Director of the JewishGen Ukraine Research Division.


JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Wednesday, January 13th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Gary Pokrassa
Topic: Navigating Alex Krakovsky’s Wiki

Alex Krakovsky has been using Ukraine’s freedom of information laws to force archives throughout his country to allow him to scan records and post them online. Gary Pokrassa will describe how to navigate Alex’s wiki to locate town records. He will also describe the Ukraine Research Division's projects to capture and translate Alex’s scanned files on the JewishGen server -- including index files for Kiev, Zhitomir and Elizavetgrad.

There are two ways to join our meeting:

Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join)


When: Jan 13, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.


This webinar is free and open to the public.


I look forward to "seeing" you all then!


Bonnie Birns


President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766

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