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IGRA Meeting March 11 in Ra'anana, Israel- Tracing Pre-1700 Jewish Ancestors #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) on
March 11th. Prof. Daniel Wagner will speak on Tracing Pre-1700 Jewish Ancestors
Using Metrical and Rabbinical Records.

In this lecture, Prof. Wagner will describe a research line that started with a
highly conjectural hypothesis but eventually led to a wealth of significant
pre-1700 family history, including the discovery of an unanticipated Polish
rabbinical line. By merging information >from post-1808 metrical records,
extrapolated pre-1808 metrical records, Yizkor book chronicles, rabbinical sources,
a rare Record Book of a Jewish Community Council (Pinkas Kahal), and complemented
by a stunning discovery during an incidental chat with a Chassid >from Brooklyn, a
formal family tree that includes a total of 12 generations >from about 1685 to 2018
was reconstructed.

Daniel Wagner is a Professor at the Weizmann Institute. He has researched his
Polish roots since 1995.The author of 30 genealogical papers, editor of a book
about scientific tools in genealogy, Prof. Wagner was the Co-Chairman of the IAJGS
Conference in Jerusalem in 2004. He is the Zdunska Wola JRI Shtetl CO-OP
Coordinator and Town Leader, Past Chairman of the Organization of Former Residents
and Honorable Citizen of Zdunska Wola. He is also a member of the Management
Committee of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi
Center.

Location: Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana
Doors open at 19:00 Meeting begins at 19:30.
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Meeting March 11 in Ra'anana, Israel- Tracing Pre-1700 Jewish Ancestors #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) on
March 11th. Prof. Daniel Wagner will speak on Tracing Pre-1700 Jewish Ancestors
Using Metrical and Rabbinical Records.

In this lecture, Prof. Wagner will describe a research line that started with a
highly conjectural hypothesis but eventually led to a wealth of significant
pre-1700 family history, including the discovery of an unanticipated Polish
rabbinical line. By merging information >from post-1808 metrical records,
extrapolated pre-1808 metrical records, Yizkor book chronicles, rabbinical sources,
a rare Record Book of a Jewish Community Council (Pinkas Kahal), and complemented
by a stunning discovery during an incidental chat with a Chassid >from Brooklyn, a
formal family tree that includes a total of 12 generations >from about 1685 to 2018
was reconstructed.

Daniel Wagner is a Professor at the Weizmann Institute. He has researched his
Polish roots since 1995.The author of 30 genealogical papers, editor of a book
about scientific tools in genealogy, Prof. Wagner was the Co-Chairman of the IAJGS
Conference in Jerusalem in 2004. He is the Zdunska Wola JRI Shtetl CO-OP
Coordinator and Town Leader, Past Chairman of the Organization of Former Residents
and Honorable Citizen of Zdunska Wola. He is also a member of the Management
Committee of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi
Center.

Location: Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana
Doors open at 19:00 Meeting begins at 19:30.
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Veronique RABINOVITCH wife of BEN JACOB #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Veronique RABINOVITCH wife of BEN JACOB

ladies and gentlemen,

I'm looking for the date of birth, birthplace and wedding date of Veronique
RABINOVITCH wife of BEN JACOB born in Paris in 1935 please.
His father's name was Jacques RABINOVITCH, legal adviser born on 09/09/1897
in MOHILIV(russia) and his mother Olga POLIAKOV (POLIAKOFF) born in
PETROGRAD (Russia) on 17/11/1896.

Thank you very much for any help,
Best regards,

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
Saint Maurice
FRANCE


French SIG #France Veronique RABINOVITCH wife of BEN JACOB #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Veronique RABINOVITCH wife of BEN JACOB

ladies and gentlemen,

I'm looking for the date of birth, birthplace and wedding date of Veronique
RABINOVITCH wife of BEN JACOB born in Paris in 1935 please.
His father's name was Jacques RABINOVITCH, legal adviser born on 09/09/1897
in MOHILIV(russia) and his mother Olga POLIAKOV (POLIAKOFF) born in
PETROGRAD (Russia) on 17/11/1896.

Thank you very much for any help,
Best regards,

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
Saint Maurice
FRANCE


Re: Helene BONDY born MARCUS - Unna - Berlin #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

Dear Mike

Your two Helenes were undoubtedly one and the same person.

The Helene at 133 Cheyne Street, London was recorded in the 1939 Register as
Helene BONDY, rather than Helene MARCUS. Living with her then was not only
Paul BONDY, born 30 April 1900, but also Charlotte BONDY born 28 September
1907, together with what I take to be a child (the details are blacked out,
implying a person born less than 100 years ago).

Paul BONDY's enemy alien registration card shows that he was born in Soest.
He married Charlotte SCHMIDT in London in 1936. Their daughter Claire
H C E J BONDY was born in London in 1937: she grew up to become Joanne or
Jo BONDY, a well known pop artist.

Paul BONDY was interned in Huyton, near Liverpool, for six months in 1940.
The correspondence >from that period between him and Charlotte, edited by
Jo BONDY and Jennifer TAYLOR, was published as Escaping the Crooked Cross
in 2014. In the postwar years Paul was politically active and toured
prisoner of war camps lecturing to the inmates.

Charlotte BONDY nee SCHMIDT, born in Munich, was a designer. Her work is in
the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Helene BONDY died in London in 1950; Paul BONDY in London in 1980; Charlotte
BONDY in London in 1987; and Jo (Joanna) BONDY, who seems not to have been
married or to have had children, at an unknown location (possibly in
France) in 2015. Jo's archive passed on her death to one of her students,
Stephen ROTHHOLZ: I have found contact details for him.

Best wishes Peter Lobbenberg, London

Mike Redel in Unna, Germany, redel.mike@gmail.com wrote:
Helene MARCUS was born in Unna 1870 Jul 30. She lived 1939 (census) in
Berlin Spandau Ruhlebener Str. 139. She was married with Friedrich
Salomon BONDY >from Soest. He died 1936 Feb 17 Maybe in Bremen because
his last adress was Bremen Schirker Str. 32.
Another Helene MARCUS (same birthday) lived 1939 in Chelsea (London ?)
Cheye Walk 133. At the same adress lived a Paul BONDY (maybe her son)
Are this 2 persons are the same, when did Helene died and where?


German SIG #Germany Re: Helene BONDY born MARCUS - Unna - Berlin #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

Dear Mike

Your two Helenes were undoubtedly one and the same person.

The Helene at 133 Cheyne Street, London was recorded in the 1939 Register as
Helene BONDY, rather than Helene MARCUS. Living with her then was not only
Paul BONDY, born 30 April 1900, but also Charlotte BONDY born 28 September
1907, together with what I take to be a child (the details are blacked out,
implying a person born less than 100 years ago).

Paul BONDY's enemy alien registration card shows that he was born in Soest.
He married Charlotte SCHMIDT in London in 1936. Their daughter Claire
H C E J BONDY was born in London in 1937: she grew up to become Joanne or
Jo BONDY, a well known pop artist.

Paul BONDY was interned in Huyton, near Liverpool, for six months in 1940.
The correspondence >from that period between him and Charlotte, edited by
Jo BONDY and Jennifer TAYLOR, was published as Escaping the Crooked Cross
in 2014. In the postwar years Paul was politically active and toured
prisoner of war camps lecturing to the inmates.

Charlotte BONDY nee SCHMIDT, born in Munich, was a designer. Her work is in
the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Helene BONDY died in London in 1950; Paul BONDY in London in 1980; Charlotte
BONDY in London in 1987; and Jo (Joanna) BONDY, who seems not to have been
married or to have had children, at an unknown location (possibly in
France) in 2015. Jo's archive passed on her death to one of her students,
Stephen ROTHHOLZ: I have found contact details for him.

Best wishes Peter Lobbenberg, London

Mike Redel in Unna, Germany, redel.mike@gmail.com wrote:
Helene MARCUS was born in Unna 1870 Jul 30. She lived 1939 (census) in
Berlin Spandau Ruhlebener Str. 139. She was married with Friedrich
Salomon BONDY >from Soest. He died 1936 Feb 17 Maybe in Bremen because
his last adress was Bremen Schirker Str. 32.
Another Helene MARCUS (same birthday) lived 1939 in Chelsea (London ?)
Cheye Walk 133. At the same adress lived a Paul BONDY (maybe her son)
Are this 2 persons are the same, when did Helene died and where?


Seeking: ADAMSOHN, Salomon, born August 9th, 1863, in Landeck West-Prussia, County #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Hi,
I am searching for:

ADAMSOHN, Salomon, born August 9th, 1863, in Landeck West-Prussia, County
Schlochau

He was a doctor of medicine, came abt. 1900 as doctor the village of Gomaringen
near Tuebingen-West Germany

deported to Theresienstadt August 22nd, 1942 >from Stuttgart

Wish to know his curriculum vitae needed for the lay of a Stolperstein

thanks for your help in advance

Hansmartin Unger, Switzerland hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch


German SIG #Germany Seeking: ADAMSOHN, Salomon, born August 9th, 1863, in Landeck West-Prussia, County #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Hi,
I am searching for:

ADAMSOHN, Salomon, born August 9th, 1863, in Landeck West-Prussia, County
Schlochau

He was a doctor of medicine, came abt. 1900 as doctor the village of Gomaringen
near Tuebingen-West Germany

deported to Theresienstadt August 22nd, 1942 >from Stuttgart

Wish to know his curriculum vitae needed for the lay of a Stolperstein

thanks for your help in advance

Hansmartin Unger, Switzerland hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch


Wellwood Cemetery - photos please #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

Hi,

Is there anyone on Long Island (or who is going there) who could take
two photos for me at Wellwood Cemetery?

I'm looking to trace Abraham Isadore (Avram Itzhok) MEYERS for whom I
last have records in the 1915 and 1920 censuses when he was living
with my great-uncle in Jersey City.

There are two Abraham MEYERS buried in Wellwood, and at least one (who
died in Florida in 1965) was born within a year of the person I'm
searching for (c1897). I called the cemetery but they only have the
location information that is also online.

If anyone is going to be in that area, I'd appreciate photos of the
two stones (and any nearby spouses or children).

Please contact me privately if you are able to help.

Best,
Marty Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wellwood Cemetery - photos please #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

Hi,

Is there anyone on Long Island (or who is going there) who could take
two photos for me at Wellwood Cemetery?

I'm looking to trace Abraham Isadore (Avram Itzhok) MEYERS for whom I
last have records in the 1915 and 1920 censuses when he was living
with my great-uncle in Jersey City.

There are two Abraham MEYERS buried in Wellwood, and at least one (who
died in Florida in 1965) was born within a year of the person I'm
searching for (c1897). I called the cemetery but they only have the
location information that is also online.

If anyone is going to be in that area, I'd appreciate photos of the
two stones (and any nearby spouses or children).

Please contact me privately if you are able to help.

Best,
Marty Meyers


Merin on family treeI #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am looking to make contact with Ethan Josh Goldberg of South Africa and
Mel Estrin of England. Both of them have trees on My Heritage that include
members of the Merin family. As I am not a member of My Heritage, I cannot
contact them. If this message is read by someone who knows them or if they
are reading this message, please have them contact me directly?

One set of names are on the Goldberg Web Site managed by E. Goldberg from
South Africa. The two individuals I am interested in are-- Freyda Merin:
https://www.myheritage.com/search-records?action=person&siteId=492946841&indId=1501162&origin=profile and also
Isaac Kusiel Merin:
https://www.myheritage.com/search-records?action=person&siteId=492946841&indId=1501159&origin=profile

On another My Heritage tree, Estrin Family Tree,
https://www.myheritage.com/site-182978102/estrin, the manager lists Schneur
Zalman's siblings including Abram, his wife, son and two more children.

Rochelle Gershenow
Connecticut, USA

Searching: AGINSKY (Stowbtsy, Belarus); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki,
Ukraine); GERISH/GOROSH/GOROSCH (Vitebsk Guberynia Belarus/Latvia);
GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania; USA); LANGDORF (Galicia); MERRIN/Merin/Marrin
(Belarus); PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Brazil; Israel;
USA; Anywhere); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA);
SONDAK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Merin on family treeI #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am looking to make contact with Ethan Josh Goldberg of South Africa and
Mel Estrin of England. Both of them have trees on My Heritage that include
members of the Merin family. As I am not a member of My Heritage, I cannot
contact them. If this message is read by someone who knows them or if they
are reading this message, please have them contact me directly?

One set of names are on the Goldberg Web Site managed by E. Goldberg from
South Africa. The two individuals I am interested in are-- Freyda Merin:
https://www.myheritage.com/search-records?action=person&siteId=492946841&indId=1501162&origin=profile and also
Isaac Kusiel Merin:
https://www.myheritage.com/search-records?action=person&siteId=492946841&indId=1501159&origin=profile

On another My Heritage tree, Estrin Family Tree,
https://www.myheritage.com/site-182978102/estrin, the manager lists Schneur
Zalman's siblings including Abram, his wife, son and two more children.

Rochelle Gershenow
Connecticut, USA

Searching: AGINSKY (Stowbtsy, Belarus); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki,
Ukraine); GERISH/GOROSH/GOROSCH (Vitebsk Guberynia Belarus/Latvia);
GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania; USA); LANGDORF (Galicia); MERRIN/Merin/Marrin
(Belarus); PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Brazil; Israel;
USA; Anywhere); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA);
SONDAK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia;


Yakov Ber Friedman Antwerp #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with family of Reb Yakov Ber Friedman, possibly
Rosh Kahal Satmar there whose son Chaim Yehuda married Chaya Sarah,
daughter of R. Haim Jacob Isaac Horowitz, Founder and Director of
Rockland County Community Outreach Center.
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yakov Ber Friedman Antwerp #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with family of Reb Yakov Ber Friedman, possibly
Rosh Kahal Satmar there whose son Chaim Yehuda married Chaya Sarah,
daughter of R. Haim Jacob Isaac Horowitz, Founder and Director of
Rockland County Community Outreach Center.
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please.


(UK) Family Search Closing Centre at National Archives #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

FamilySearch has announced they will be closing their FamilySearch Centre at
the National Archives in London, England on March 23, 2019. The
announcement said due to advances in technology free services can be
accessed at home or in one of their local Family History Centres or in a
FamilySearch affiliate library.

The National Archives (UK) has agreed to become a FamilySearch Affiliate
Library thereby all digitized records on FamilySearch will continue to PCs
located in the reading rooms. One will need a free FamilySearch account to
access records and self-help guides will be available. FamilySearch
volunteers will no longer be available for one on one assistance.

Ancestry Institution UK and Findmypast are available on computers at the
National Archives.

In checking at the time of this posting there was no announcement on the
FamilySearch London website. This information was provided in an email sent
from the London FamilySearch Centre dated February 23, 2019 at 16:03
Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS UK for sharing the information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Family Search Closing Centre at National Archives #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

FamilySearch has announced they will be closing their FamilySearch Centre at
the National Archives in London, England on March 23, 2019. The
announcement said due to advances in technology free services can be
accessed at home or in one of their local Family History Centres or in a
FamilySearch affiliate library.

The National Archives (UK) has agreed to become a FamilySearch Affiliate
Library thereby all digitized records on FamilySearch will continue to PCs
located in the reading rooms. One will need a free FamilySearch account to
access records and self-help guides will be available. FamilySearch
volunteers will no longer be available for one on one assistance.

Ancestry Institution UK and Findmypast are available on computers at the
National Archives.

In checking at the time of this posting there was no announcement on the
FamilySearch London website. This information was provided in an email sent
from the London FamilySearch Centre dated February 23, 2019 at 16:03
Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS UK for sharing the information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Mar 3 Program- Lara Diamond: Success In-And In Spite of Endogamy #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)
will meet Sunday, March 3 >from 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, California.

Program: Success In-And In Spite of Endogamy

Genetic genealogy is particularly daunting for those whose forebears come
from endogamous populations (such as Ashkenazi Jews, Native Hawaiians and
Cajuns, who have married in a closed group for generations). The work of
identifying actual relatives >from the mass of genetic distantly-related
family can be frustrating. Drawing on case studies, this lecture explains
how you can have success in such a situation. For Lara Diamond, this work
has led to reunification with many relatives, including a family branch
thought to have been killed in the Holocaust.

Speaker: Lara Diamond has been researching her family for 25 years, starting
as a middle school student. She has traced all branches of her family
multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and
Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day
Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. As she is an Ashkenazic
Jew, she gets to have particular fun with her completely endogamous genome.
She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, leads
JewishGen' s Sub-Carpathian SIG, and is on JewishGen' s Ukraine SIG's board
of directors. She also runs multiple district- and town-focused projects to
collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors >from common
towns. She blogs about DNA and her Eastern European research at
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member Carol Flesher

Traveling Library: Categories A and B will available starting at 1:00 PM. To see
which books that will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at:
www.JGSCV.org Library, traveling.

For more information about JGSCV including directions to Temple Adat Elohim,
please see our website: www.jgscv.org

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual
dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JGS Illinois presents Who Was B. Berman? A Case Study March 3 Naperville, IL #general

events@...
 

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Mar 3 Program- Lara Diamond: Success In-And In Spite of Endogamy #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)
will meet Sunday, March 3 >from 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, California.

Program: Success In-And In Spite of Endogamy

Genetic genealogy is particularly daunting for those whose forebears come
from endogamous populations (such as Ashkenazi Jews, Native Hawaiians and
Cajuns, who have married in a closed group for generations). The work of
identifying actual relatives >from the mass of genetic distantly-related
family can be frustrating. Drawing on case studies, this lecture explains
how you can have success in such a situation. For Lara Diamond, this work
has led to reunification with many relatives, including a family branch
thought to have been killed in the Holocaust.

Speaker: Lara Diamond has been researching her family for 25 years, starting
as a middle school student. She has traced all branches of her family
multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and
Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day
Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. As she is an Ashkenazic
Jew, she gets to have particular fun with her completely endogamous genome.
She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, leads
JewishGen' s Sub-Carpathian SIG, and is on JewishGen' s Ukraine SIG's board
of directors. She also runs multiple district- and town-focused projects to
collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors >from common
towns. She blogs about DNA and her Eastern European research at
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member Carol Flesher

Traveling Library: Categories A and B will available starting at 1:00 PM. To see
which books that will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at:
www.JGSCV.org Library, traveling.

For more information about JGSCV including directions to Temple Adat Elohim,
please see our website: www.jgscv.org

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual
dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois presents Who Was B. Berman? A Case Study March 3 Naperville, IL #general

events@...
 

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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