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Sunday, July 19, 2015 “Family History: Caring for Your Treasures”

  • 19 Jul 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Program: Sunday, July 19, 2015

Program starts 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

 “Family History: Caring for Your Treasures” will be the topic of Eileen A. Ielmini, assistant university archivist of the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library, at the 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois in Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Eileen Ielmini will speak about best practices for preserving family history documents and records such as letters, photos, newspapers, etc.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 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 2 p.m. For more information, phone 312-666-0100.

Eileen A. Ielmini’s complete title is assistant university archivist and head of the archives and manuscripts unit in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago.

She has been an archivist for almost 26 years. Ielmini has worked in a variety of archival settings including historical society, city and state archives, and university archive/special collections.

She was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Georgia. She has a master of library and information science degree, and a bachelor’s degree in history with minors in archaeology and historical anthropology. She moved to Chicago from Savannah, Ga., in 1998 to join the Special Collections Research Center.

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