Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

"Techniques for Using" by Debbie Kroopkin

  • 04 Mar 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville, Ill

Debbie Kroopkin, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will speak on “Techniques for Using” on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Her presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville, Ill. Registration and networking will begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

In her presentation, Debbie Kroopkin will guide us through the maze, explaining the structure and purpose of the many components of the website. Her presentation will provide details that will help researchers glean as much information as possible on their families and towns. is a terrific website for conducting genealogy research, Debbie Kroopkin says. “It has dramatically expanded over the years and has many nooks and crannies that may be untapped avenues for your research,” she said.

Before becoming JGSI president, she served three years as its co-president. Prior to that, she served as the director of special projects. She has worked on her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has a master’s degree in social work administration with grant writing, interagency collaboration and program planning experience.

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, and access to past Morasha newsletters containing informative articles about Jewish genealogy. To learn more about the benefits of joining the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, go to

For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois or the JGSI schedule of future events, visit or phone 312-666-0100. 

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