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: http://jgsli.org

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: http://jgsli.org

Webinar to focus on researching Jewish ancestors

Legacy Family Tree webinars will present “Researching Your Jewish Ancestors” on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.

Whether you have a Jewish ancestor or are looking to assist others, this webinar will step you through the recommended research process. You will learn tips on unique aspects of Jewish life.

The presenter, Jennifer Alford, is a professional genealogist specializing in research in Jewish genealogy and the Midwest. Jennifer is the author of The In-Depth Genealogist’s monthly column, Jewish Genealogy.

To register for this free webinar, go to:
http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=226