IGRA Free Webinar “Finding Your Jewish Ancestors Within FamilySearch” #events #announcements

Elena Bazes

Join the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) for our upcoming free webinar Finding Your Jewish Ancestors Within FamilySearch by Todd Knowles on November 20, 2022, 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm ET.


FamilySearch is one of the largest genealogical databases in the world, containing billions of records from all parts of the world. In this presentation we will discuss how best to use record search, the research wiki, genealogies and the catalog to find your families. There are also resources available to help you learn about Jewish research including the Wiki and Learning Center. Finally, we'll explore options for you to get research help via free services like the Community, Virtual Genealogy Consultations, Family History Centers, and the Record Lookup Service.


W. Todd Knowles is a Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch, where he has worked for 22 years. His own journey in family history began at an early age, searching for his great grandfather, a Polish Jew. From those early beginnings, the Knowles collection was created. The Knowles Collection is comprised of 6 databases that contain the genealogical records of 1.5 million Jews. The collection is available at FamilySearch.org.


Advance registration required:



Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair