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“Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research” by Janice Sellers--VIA ZOOM

  • 26 Feb 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • From the convenience of your home device.


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Online Jewish newspapers will be explained in talk for Feb. 26, 2023, hybrid JGSI meeting

“Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research” is the title of a presentation by genealogist Janice Sellers for the Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, hybrid meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Her talk will begin at 2 p.m. CST via Zoom and at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Illinois.

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Many historical Jewish newspapers are now available online, with more being added regularly, Janice says. Most are on free sites. Her presentation will give an overview of what is online and where it is, suggest access strategies, discuss what to do if you don’t read Hebrew or Yiddish, and show sample search results.

Janice Sellers’ grandparents told her she was related to actor Peter Sellers and to John of Gaunt, son of a king and father of a king. Unfortunately, that was wrong, but that’s why she has researched her family for more than 45 years and now helps others find the right pieces to fit their genealogy puzzles. She specializes in Jewish, Black, forensic, and newspaper research. Her website is http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 320 members and is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members’ forum, more than 75 video recordings of past speakers’ presentations, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more.

Members as well as non-members can look for their ancestors on the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database on the JGSI website.

For more information about JGSI, email info@jgsi.org or phone 312-666-0100.

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