Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois 



 

Tammy Hepps will give two presentations: “The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk” and “Conducting Story-Driven Research.”

  • 24 Mar 2019
  • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. - Registration and networking, 12:30. Guest Speaker 1:00 pm

Registration

Tammy Hepps will give two presentations: “The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk” and “Conducting Story-Driven Research” at the Sunday, March 24, 2019, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Her first presentation starts at 1 p.m. and the second at 2:30 pm.

March 24, 2019, JGS of Illinois meeting features two genealogy presentations:

“The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk” and “Conducting Story-Driven Research” will be the topics of two presentations by genealogist Tammy A. Hepps at the Sunday, March 24, 2019, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Registration and networking will open at 12:30 p.m. For this meeting only, the JGSI library and help desk will not be available. For more information, see the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website at https://jgsi.org/event-3163700 or phone 312-666-0100.

At 1 p.m.: In “The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk,” Hepps offers a “rollicking genealogical journey tracing a group of brothers and brothers-in-law recently emigrated from Minsk, who set out to sell margarine as butter in defiance of one of the stranger pieces of legislation ever passed.” Part of the action in this family history adventure takes place in Chicago.

At 2:30 p.m.: In the second presentation, “Conducting Story-Driven Research,” she explains how thinking of your family history research like a storyteller can make you a better researcher and can help you think of questions to ask about your family history that you might not have thought of before.

Tammy A. Hepps is a technologist, genealogist and storyteller. The creator of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website, and winner of the RootsTech Developer Challenge, she lectures internationally about combining creative research, cutting-edge technology and meaningful storytelling to make family history more engaging. 

She is also conducting original research into the Jewish community of Homestead, Pennsylvania, once the leading steel town in the United States (see HomesteadHebrews.com). She has been invited to present her findings at numerous venues, including the Skirball Center and the Library of Congress.

Professionally, she has nearly two decades of experience managing product and software development for companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 corporations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard.

Possible calendar or temple bulletin listing: Genealogist Tammy A. Hepps will speak at the Sunday, March 24, 2019, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. Registration and networking open at 12:30 p.m. before the presentations, “The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk” and “Conducting Story-Driven Research,” start at 1 p.m. For more information, see the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website at https://jgsi.org/event-3163700 or phone 312-666-0100.

 

 


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