Free FamilySearch Program #announcements #jgs-iajgs


The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is excited to welcome genealogist, Todd Knowles, for a free program on Sunday, May 1st, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The program will also be available virtually. 

A member of the staff at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Todd Knowles specializes in English and Jewish Research.  He will give two presentations on May 1st.  At 2:00, he will begin with “How to Use FamilySearch,” an introduction to the website, how to use it and how records are obtained for the site.  At 3:30, he’ll focus on “Using FamilySearch for Jewish Research.”  In addition to presenting what’s currently available, he’ll touch on what’s new and what’s coming soon to the website. 

Todd Knowles, AG® is an Accredited Genealogist who currently serves as a Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He is past President of the Utah Jewish Genealogy Society (UJGS). Todd has lectured all over the world and his articles have been widely published. His own genealogical search began at the age of twelve with the desire to find more about his family. His quest to find more about his G-G-Grandfather, a Polish Jew, has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection, six databases that contain the records of the Jewish people. It currently contains the records of over 1.5 million people.

Registration is required to attend the virtual option and recommended for those joining us at the Genealogy Center.  Both registration links can be found at the NEIJGS website at

Additional information about the NEIJGS can be found on our website at, or our Facebook Page,   Contact Betsy Gephart at vp@... for more information.



Betsy Thal Gephart, NEIJGS vp