Zoom Meeting: Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go #jgs-iajgs #announcements #events

Marilyn Golden

The Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


PLEASE JOIN US!  Everyone is invited to attend!

We are very excited to host a special speaker this month! 

Time: Mar 7, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) (1-1:30  Check in)

The program will start promptly at 1:30 PM EST 


Guest Speaker:  Joel Spector

Topic: Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go

Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups. Currently Joel is a member of the Ukraine Research Group and serves as its Director of Metric Record Projects. Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia.


 The presentation will focus on how to find information about your ancestors, both those you know and those you didn’t even know you had. We will explore what data is immediately available and review what information can be derived from the many types of resources - local, national, and international - and from on-line resources. Throughout, we will focus on the excitement in discovering information about your little-known ancestors and on the various types of information that make the search in Jewish genealogy fun.

All guests will enter the waiting room muted. We will unmute during the chat. 

At 1:30 everyone will be muted and asked to turn off their videos. There will be a monitored Q and A after the presentation.  A handout from Joel will be provided.


This meeting is free and open to the public. Contact mazergolden@... to request a link.  We have a terrific Beginner's Guide and other information helpful for genealogical research on our website. Check us out on Facebook too!  The link will be posted at noon on our website on Sunday.


We look forward to 'seeing' you on Sunday! 

Marilyn Golden VP

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