Jewish genealogy group to meet this Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Mid Island JCC-Y in Plainview.

There will be a help session at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. This month’s program will be “New (and Antique) Resources for German Jewish Genealogy.”

After researching his German Jewish ancestors for nearly 60 years, John Lowens is still learning much about them. John inherited fascinating collections of archival photos and documents and is currently scanning hundreds of World War I era photo postcards written to his grandparents. He will share some of these photocards, which tell fascinating and sometimes tragic stories of middle class Jewish life and death in western Germany.

Mr. Lowens will also speak about new indexing projects, initiatives at the Leo Baeck Institute, and other resources that have made the civil and Holocaust records from Germany far more accessible in recent years.

For more information, go to the club website at:

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