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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


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  • Choose this ticket to attend the meeting. You will be asked how you plan to attend (in person or zoom) on the registration page.


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

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a hybrid “Kvell and Tell” session on Sunday, July 28, 2024. Seven JGSI members will take turns sharing family history discoveries and research tips starting at 2 p.m. CDT.  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. The Zoom talks will be projected onto the wall at the temple.

At 12:30 p.m. CDT, before the presentations, please join us for lunch and networking at Temple Beth-El. Register and order a delicious box salad or sandwich lunch from Sunset Foods. All options are kosher style, dairy. The last day to order food is July 23rd, even if the website allows you to order after that date.  Bring your questions and talk about your research journey, or just get to know your fellow genealogy enthusiasts.  Our help desk and library will be open and available  from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Please register/RSVP by clicking the button at left.

Confirmed speakers and topics for this year's “Kvell and Tell” include the following:

  • Alex Feller: "Prenumerantn: Finding ancestors in subscriber lists of 19th century books"
  • Marty Fischer: "Morris Fischer’s Gravestone: Understanding the Symbols on an Elaborate 19th Century Kohanic Matzevah"
  • Scott Meyer: "Finding A Needle in the Haystack—with Artificial Intelligence!"
  • Abby Schmelling: "Jewish Waldheim—Family Histories and Memories"
  • Bob Silverstein: "From Krynki to Elk Grove Village to Krynki"
  • David Sterlin: "Chance Discoveries – Part 3"
  • Terry Taylor: "Stories, Secrets, and Mistakes—Gather Evidence!"

Each presenter will speak for approximately 10 minutes. After all the presentations have been completed, viewers/attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. Central Time for those who want to enjoy the lunch they have purchased; 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. 

For more information on the JGSI, visit our website  or phone 312-666-0100. For information about membership benefits, click here.

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