Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

"Getting Started in Genealogy" by Judith R. Frazin

  • 19 Oct 2014
  • 10:00 AM
  • Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette

Judith R. Frazin, an expert genealogist from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Illinois, will present a program on “Getting Started in Genealogy” at a breakfast hosted by the Men’s Club at Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The breakfast will begin at about 9:45 a.m. (monetary donation suggested for bagel breakfast), and the presentation will begin at 10 a.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Frazin, an experienced researcher and lecturer, will explain how to get started, how to interview relatives, and how to use the public library as a valuable resource.  She will also identify internet and print resources and explain what records are available, where they can be found and what information they contain.

A genealogist for 43 years, Judith Frazin has done extensive research on all the branches of her family.  She has written a book about two of her family branches that has been distributed to family members, and she served as president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois for 10 years.  She is also the author of three editions of A Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil Registration Documents (including Birth, Marriage and Death Records).

In 2010, the International Association of Jewish Genealogists granted Frazin its award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product. The Polish Genealogical Society of America also recognized her contribution to the field of genealogy by selecting her to receive its Wiglia award in 2000.

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