Jewish Genealogy group to meet on Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, October 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be presented by Fred Voss and is entitled “Stories from Ellis Island From the Perspective of a Tour Guide at Ellis Island National Park.”

Ellis Island opened on January 1, 1892 as the nation’s first federal immigration entry point. For 32 years, it was the busiest U.S. inspection station, processing over 12.5 million people. Fred Voss, a professional genealogical researcher, educator, and lecturer, volunteers at Ellis Island, leading tours of the recently re-opened hospitals on the island’s south side. He will give an illustrated talk about the past, present and future of this iconic American landmark and he’ll share some of his favorite immigration stories.

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