Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group, October 20, 2019 meeting

Emily Garber

The Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will welcome Risa Daitzman Heywood of Denver, Colorado, as its guest speaker on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, home of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, at 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The meeting will be held in the bungalow. Heywood will speak on “The Power of Catalog – Unindexed Records and How to Find Them.”


Did you know that over 75% of the records available on cannot be accessed by a simple records search? Did you know that Ancestry has record collections that are available to browse but that cannot be searched because they are not yet indexed? While digitizing records is relatively fast and inexpensive, indexing those records is much more costly. Many online repositories have made these records available for browsing but working with them can be a challenge. This presentation will show you how to find and use these unindexed records to greatly enhance your research.


Risa Daitzman Heywood, a professional genealogist, began researching her family more than 25 years ago. She has earned a Certificate of Genealogical Research from Boston University and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She, has served as the co-chair of JewishGen’s Belarus Special Interest Group (SIG) and is past-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado. Her company, Research by Risa, specializes in Ashkenazi Jewish research and heritage travel. Risa loves breaking down brick walls and helping clients get to know their immigrant ancestors.


The Phoenix Genealogy Group is a committee of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. Meetings are held once each month from October through May and are free and open to all. Donations are accepted. For further information see or contact emilyhgarber@....

Emily Garber
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group