Jewish genealogy group to meet this Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid Island JCC-Y in Plainview.

The topic will be “Ancient Texts Lead to Genealogical Discoveries: The Lives Our Ancestors Led.” Speaker will be Janette Silverman.

Janette will take us on a digital trip to explore some of New York Jewish Theological Seminary’s treasures, such as correspondence between the State Department and offices in Vienna, St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Bucharest from 1863-1906 about the legal position and persecution of Jews and materials about the French Jewish community from the 1700s until after World War II. There will also be discussion about ketubot and mohel books and about the ways all of these materials help in research.

The Mid Island JCC-Y is located at 45 Manetto Hill Road. For more information, go to the society web site at:

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