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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


“Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go.”

Guest Speaker: Joel Spector

Joel is a past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups. Currently Joel is a member of the Ukraine Research Group and serves as its Director of Metric Record Projects. Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia.

The presentation will focus on how to find information about your ancestors, both those you know and those you didn’t even know you had. We will explore what data is immediately available and review what information can be derived from the many types of resources – local, national and international – and from on-line resources. Throughout, we will focus on the excitement in discovering information about your little-known ancestors and on the various types of information that make the search in Jewish genealogy fun.

Time: 1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze.
Official program starts promptly at 1:30. All guests will be silent starting at 1:30.

This meeting is free to the public. The link will be posted on the website one hour prior to the start of the meeting. Visit www.jgasgp.org or email [email protected] for more information.


March 7
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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