U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Megan Lewis to speak in Fort Wayne
The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is pleased to present the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Megan Lewis at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17th at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. The event is free and open to the public. As one of Fort Wayne’s “Violins of Hope” events, Megan’s presentation will discuss the research involved in tracing and documenting victims of the Holocaust. Megan will give two presentations that afternoon. The first, “The Basics of Holocaust-Related Genealogical Research,” will discuss how to get started with Holocaust-related genealogical research including the information needed to start and online resources that are good places to begin. The second presentation, “Putting the Pieces Together,” will begin at about 3:30 p.m. Megan will provide case studies of how multiple collections in different formats come together to document one individual’s history. The case studies will come from different parts of Europe.
For more information about the event, visit the NEIJGS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NEIndianaJGS/. For those from outside Fort Wayne, the Genealogy Center has open hours throughout the weekend. There are also a number of other Violins of Hope events that weekend, including the Klezmatics on Saturday evening, November 16th. For more information about the various Violins of Hope events in Fort Wayne, see www.violinsofhopefw.org.
Betsy Thal Gephart
VP, Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society