“Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go.” #jgs-iajgs #announcements #education #records
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Time: 1:00-1:30 EST check in, chat, and schmooze.
Guest Speaker: Joel Spector
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.
Topic: “Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go.” 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
* This is a special lecture open to the public. We will not have a general meeting first. The link for this program will be sent to members. Please feel free to invite your friends and send them to our website for the link. The link will be posted at noon. Everyone will enter through the WAITING ROOM and remain silent during Joel’s presentation. There will be a Q and A through the chat after the presentation.
Marilyn Mazer Golden VP
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia