JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 PM Eastern - German Archival Records #germany #announcements #education

Bonnie Birns

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting given by board member and webmaster of the JGSLI and the JewishGen Research Director for Germany, Alex Calzareth.


JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Alex Calzareth
Topic: German Archival Records: Going Beyond Vital Records to Uncover Your Family’s Stories

Vital records can be used to trace Jewish families in Germany to around 1800. But if you stop there, you will miss out on stories that can be found in records related to schooling, travel, business, military service, and communal life. Other records, such as tax ledgers, real estate transactions, marriage contracts, and probate proceedings, can help untangle family relationships and reveal a family's social status. Using examples from towns in southwest Germany, Alex will show researchers how to uncover these records for their own families.


There are two ways to join our meeting:

Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting. * We have increased our Zoom capacity so all registrants will be able to join. *


When: May 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.


This webinar is free and open to the public.


I look forward to "seeing" you all then!


Bonnie Birns

President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766