Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois 



 

Sunday, July 10, 2016: “Discover Your Family Genealogy.”

  • 10 Jul 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, Ill.

Sunday, July 10, 2016, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, Ill.

Mike Karsen, past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will present a program called “Discover Your Family Genealogy.” He will explore connecting with one’s roots and share a genealogy case study based on David Laskin’s book, “The Family,” which illustrates how to locate U.S. and Yad Vashem family history records. Karsen will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

This program is free to Holocaust Museum members; $12, non-members; $8, seniors (65+) and students (12-22). To reserve a spot, go to www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/genealogy.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is partnering with the Holocaust Museum for this special event.


A professional speaker, Mike Karsen is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), and is past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. He has presented over 300 talks on genealogy topics locally, nationally, and internationally including for the Newberry Library and the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. Karsen is the author of the JewishGen website “Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland” and has published articles on genealogy. He inspires many individuals to create family legacies and preserve their family heritage.

 

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