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'Kvell and Tell' session on Sunday, July 28, 2024

  • 28 Jul 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Illinois
  • 300


  • Choose this ticket if you intend to attend the meeting in person. The Temple will open at 12:30 p.m. CST to accommodate those who want to use our genealogy library or the Help Desk before the main program begins at 2 p.m. We will still share the Zoom link with you in case you change your mind.
  • Choose this type of ticket if you intend to watch the event via Zoom.

JGSI members to share discoveries and research tips in 'Kvell and Tell' session in July 28, 2024

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a “Kvell and Tell” session on Sunday, July 28, 2024,. Several JGSI members will take turns sharing family history discoveries and research tips. 

Those who wish to share their family history discoveries and genealogy tips in the “Kvell and Tell” session as presenters should send an email to terisosa@gmail.com explaining their presentation topic idea and estimated time of presentation. Each presentation is to be between 5 and 10 minutes to allow more members to share their discoveries, experiences and suggestions. PowerPoint presentations are suggested but not required. Informative handouts for those in attendance or viewing online are also encouraged.

As a hybrid meeting, the talks may be given from home via Zoom OR in person at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Illinois.

A registration/RSVP link will be provided here in the near future.

“Kvell and Tell” presentation topics should relate to Jewish genealogy or family history research methods, anecdotes or discoveries. Possible “Kvell and Tell” topics might include (but are not limited to) the following examples:

  • A notable event in your family history and how you discovered it
  • The creative way you are sharing your family history with relatives
  • A research tool that has been most helpful in learning about your family history
  • How taking a DNA test has added new perspectives about your genealogy
  • What family history mystery, puzzle or quandary you are still trying to solve
  • How to plan for a family reunion or other genealogy themed gathering
  • How to publish or otherwise share your family history
  • What did you learn about your family from the 1950 U.S. Census or other specific source
  • How has a recent family history discovery or tool added previously unknown relatives to your family tree

The most relevant presentation proposals will be accepted as time allows, and preference will be given to shorter talks. Presentations will be recorded and later made available in the members-only section of the JGSI website.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. Central Time for those who want to use genealogy library materials, including our collection of maps; get help with family history websites, ask genealogical questions, or just chat, before the main program begins at 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; however, registration is strongly encouraged. Feel free to bring your lunch!

For more information on the JGSI, visit our website. For more information about membership benefits, click here.

For more information, see https://jgsi.org or phone 312-666-0100.

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