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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 “Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland: What’s New?”

  • 20 May 2015
  • 7:30 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd, Northbrook

Program: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Program starts 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

“Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland: What’s New?” will be the topic of genealogist Mike Karsen’s presentation at the Wednesday, May 20, 2015, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois in Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Mike Karsen

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Genealogy has changed dramatically in the last 20 years with a very high percentage of important records being indexed in online databases, or the records themselves having become searchable and available online. Today’s Chicago Jewish genealogy researcher has access to vital records, and cemetery, naturalization, census, and many other documents online. This presentation will provide an update on what resources are currently available online to Chicago-area Jewish family historians.

A professional speaker, Mike Karsen is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and is past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. He has presented over 250 talks on family legacy topics locally, nationally, and internationally, including at the Newberry Library and Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. Karsen is the author of the JewishGen website’s “Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland” and has published articles on genealogy.

For more information phone 312-666-0100.

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