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Martin Fischer to speak at Jewish Genealogical Society meeting in Naperville on March 3

  • 03 Mar 2019
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville, Ill.- Registration and networking, 6:30. Guest Speaker 7:00 pm

Martin Fischer to speak at Jewish Genealogical Society meeting in Naperville on March 3:

Martin Fischer, vice president-publicity of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will speak on “Who Was B. Berman? A Case Study in Getting Past a Genealogical Brick Wall” on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at a JGSI west suburban meeting. His 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 to this free event.

In his presentation, Fischer will explain how the family history of a Maywood, Illinois, Jewish family was researched, including accessing online documents and visiting the Waldheim cemetery offices in Forest Park. He will share tips on best practices in conducting genealogical research.

Martin Fischer has been doing family history research since the 1970s and created an extensive family history website, martinfischer.webs.com, which he started in 2004. The vice president of publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, he is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, St. Louis Genealogical Society, American Copy Editors Society and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Fischer has written articles for the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly; Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy; Morasha: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois newsletter; Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Archives.com and Chicago Tribune.

He works part-time as a copy editor for the Chicago Tribune’s Production and Design Studio and as an adjunct sociology faculty member of the City Colleges of Chicago.

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 30 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 jgsi.org/membership_benefits.



 
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