Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

“Genealogy Research & Book Research Have a Lot in Common” by Walter Reed

  • 31 Jan 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Program: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Program: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. JGSI Open Meeting

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois motto is “Members helping members since 1981.” On that note, the Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, meeting of the JGSI will be an open meeting devoted to a variety of genealogical research opportunities. The meeting will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.
Walter Reed, a lecturer about the Holocaust who had been a hidden child, was originally scheduled to be the speaker at the Jan. 31 meeting, but he passed away on Jan. 13.
We are saddened by his death. In his memory, we will make progress on our research at an open networking meeting. JGSI members and guests are invited to bring their genealogical research goals and queries, notes and computers to be ready to do research among friends. Our volunteers will be available at the JGSI help desk and library.
The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. for those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions. For more information, visit or phone 312-666-0100.
At the JGSI “help desk,” member volunteers will access online databases and answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors.
The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a limited time. All are available for perusing during this special meeting.
For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois or the JGSI schedule of future events, visit or phone 312-666-0100.
While this program is free, those who join the society have access to several valuable members-only resources on the JGSI website. They include video recordings of more than a dozen presentations from past JGSI events, valuable informational handouts from past speakers, access to past Morasha newsletters containing informative articles about Jewish genealogy, the syllabus from the 2015 JGSI conference, and more. To learn more about the benefits of joining the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, go to
Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


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