JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants. Ellen Kowitt. Wednesday, 22 February at 7:30 pm. EST.. #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Jerry Scherer


Speaker: Ellen Kowitt

Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants:

Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage


Wednesday, 22 February at 7:30 pm. EST.


Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm. EST.




Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage
Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections and research tools found on the global powerhouse websites referred to as “Genealogy Giants.” Comparing Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage, this lecture includes many substantive record examples. Learn how each site can be helpful for documenting Jewish families, and get tips on each site’s best features or challenges. Current JewishGen partnerships with Ancestry and MyHeritage are featured.


Ellen Kowitt is Director of JewishGen’s USA Research Division and National Vice Chair of the Jewish Specialty Research Team. She is past president of Genealogical Societies in Colorado and Greater Washington, DC, and served for three years on the IAJGS Board of Directors. Ellen publishes articles in Family Tree Magazine and Avotaynu. She has completed the ProGen Study Group, attends Genealogy Institute programs and is a member of the Colorado Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists.


To register for the 22 February virtual event , please go to jgstoronto.ca/register. You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 22 February.


The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.


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Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications