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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Date: Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. check in, chat and optional schmooze
Official program starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Sydney Cruice Dixon, professional genealogist, writer and lecturer
Topic: Analyzing Evidence and Sources for Genealogical Research –
Forming Sound Genealogical Conclusions and Maximizing Indirect Evidence

Dixon is a professional genealogist, writer and national lecturer. She is a faculty member for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research of the Georgia Genealogical Society. She is also the program coordinator and a faculty member of the Researching Family in Pennsylvania Institute of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. In addition, she developed the curriculum and teaches the Foundations of Genealogy courses at HSP.

She is the current president of the Association of Professional Genealogists for the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, and she serves on the Genealogy Advisory Committee for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Dixon cofounded the Greater Philadelphia Genealogy Consortium in 2017, an organization that encourages the growth and cooperation between genealogy and historical organizations in the greater Philadelphia area.

In the first part of this program, we will discuss the key elements of genealogical sources, information, and evidence. We will break down the necessary methods to properly analyze and interrupt the information contained in your family’s records. We will discuss how the storage of a record can affect the credibility of its contents. In the second part of this program, we will look at case studies in order to examine the more sophisticated issues of source evaluation. We will look at the research methods necessary to extract all the information contained in genealogical sources. We will explore how to assemble and combine pieces of information from various sources to form sound genealogical conclusions and maximize indirect evidence.

*Our meetings are for members only. Go to our website jgasgp.org for membership and detailed programming information.

Contact me for any questions. New memberships run through Dec. 31, 2022. We have a great free beginner’s guide on our website. We also have a members only portal for more information.

Please check us out!


Marilyn Mazer Golden, membership vice president
[email protected]
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


January 23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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