JGSLI Program December 11, 2022 2:00 PM Breakout sessions: "New Online Sources You Need to Know" sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island P #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Barry Goldberg

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to our upcoming meeting

Sunday, December 11, 2022


 Location: Zoom– see registration info below

Topic:  Breakout sessions: "New Online Sources You Need to Know"

Speakers:  Bonnie Birns, Alex Calzareth, Alec Ferretti

1. Latest Developments in DNA -- Ancestry and MyHeritage updates, new tools from Gedmatch 1. Historical Vital Records (Alec Ferretti)- Focusing on the NYC Municipal Archives' new website, with online access to images of over 10 million NYC birth, marriage and death certificates.

2. The 1950 U.S. census, (Bonnie Birns) which became available online in April 2022.offers many insights to life in the post-WWII era.

3. WebSurrogate (Alex Calzareth) - Indexes to probate cases in 51 of NY State's 62 counties, including Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland; plus many images of files created from Feb. 2014 on.

4. Latest Developments in DNA (TBD) –updates on the major commercial companies offering DNA testing plus new tools available on GEDMATCH.


Register for our Zoom Meeting


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


1. Alec Ferretti--Alec Ferretti is a New-York-City-based professional genealogist, who works for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, researching family histories for high net-worth clients. Alec specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States.

 2.Bonnie Birns—Actuary by day, genealogist by night (and all other times). Has been an actuary for 35 years and attained Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries, June 2012. She is the Past President of JGSLI, serving from 2018 to 2022 and has run our Family History Workshop for 10 years.

 3. Alex Calzareth is a genealogist focusing on Southwest Germany, the Czech Republic and Southern Italy who began researching his family roots over twenty years ago. He is a board member for Reclaim The Records and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, serving as JGSLI's webmaster. Alex is also the JewishGen Research Director for Germany.


We look forward to seeing you all!


Please note: Most JGSLI meetings are open to all, but meeting recordings are available only to members, in the Members Only area of our website.  Occasionally, some speakers do not allow recordings of their lectures. For information on membership, see https://jgsli.org/membership-options/.

Please note: Most JGSLI meetings are open to all, but meeting recordings are available only to members, in the Members Only area of our website.  For information on membership, see https://jgsli.org/membership-options/ .


Posted Barry Goldberg, board member JGSLI