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Using FamilySearch.org for Jewish Research

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Contact program@jgsny.org

Speaker: Todd Knowles

Co-sponsored by Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute

 We live in a time when the availability of genealogical records appears to be almost endless. Every day, a new database becomes available or new records are added to an existing database. This growth has enabled people worldwide to make large strides in searching for their ancestors from the comfort of their own homes. FamilySearch.org is one of the leading online providers of free international genealogical records, but its vast website can be difficult to navigate. In this presentation, Todd Knowles, FamilySearch's Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer, will provide an overview of the most effective methods for using FamilySearch.org to locate records of Jewish ancestors.
W. Todd Knowles is a professional genealogist on the staff of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. After being introduced to family history at the age of twelve, Todd soon discovered his Jewish roots. His journey to learn more about his Polish-Jewish great-great-grandfather led to the creation of the Knowles Collection (knowlescollection.blogspot.com). Knowles has spoken throughout the world, and his articles have been widely published. Todd currently serves as president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Utah.
Location : Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York
Tours of the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, a FamilySearch affiliate library, will begin at 12:30 PM.

Ticket Info: Free; no reservations required