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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 “Looking Outside the BMD Box for Your Mother and Aunts: A Case Study Based on Eretz Israel”

  • 23 Jul 2014
  • 6:30 PM
  • Mary Radmacher Meeting Room of the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, Ill.
Program: Wednesday July 23, 2014
Program starts: 6:30 p.m.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will present Israeli genealogist Rose Feldman, who will speak about “Looking Outside the BMD Box for Your Mother and Aunts: A Case Study Based on Eretz Israel” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Mary Radmacher Meeting Room of the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, Ill.

She will explain how to go beyond birth, marriage and death records to research female ancestors and other relatives. Feldman, who grew up in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago and has been living in Israel for 50 years, will share information on how women’s community activities, occupations and political involvement can lead to genealogical data. She will also explain how awareness of naming patterns in Israel can be an important research skill.  

Among the resources she will discuss are the online databases provided by the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) as well as government documents and publications.

Rose Feldman is in charge of developing new databases for the Israel Genealogy Research Association and will be developing resources for the 2015 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem.

She has lectured at nine IAJGS conferences starting in 2003, at various annual seminars of the Israel Genealogical Society, branch meetings of IGRA and IGS, at the Israeli Association for Archives and Information workshop, and in the last two years at the genealogy workshop of the Central Zionist Archives. She is one of the three coordinators of the Montefiore Censuses Project and has four KehilaLinks sites on JewishGen for Ruzhany and Kossowo, Belarus; Mscibow, Belarus; Litin, Ukraine; and Kalinovka, Ukraine.

In social media, Feldman is known on Twitter as jewdatagengirl. She also manages IGRA’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

She has published articles in Roots-Key, Sharsheret Hadorot, Avotaynu, Shemot and on the IGRA website.  In 2009 she received the Yakir Award of the Israel Genealogical Society.

For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, visit http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

For more information about Rose Feldman, see her personal website at www.tau.ac.il/~rosef/.

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