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You’ve Found The Town Name - Now What?

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Contact info@jgsny.org
15phyllis.jpgSpeaker: Phyllis Kramer

Somewhere you found a town name. It may or may not be recognizable. What information should you look for and what is the best way to get it?  Phyllis Kramer will start by reviewing Eastern European historical geography and then cover researching a town using JewishGen’s town pages, maps and gazetteers, continuing to use Routes to Roots, Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, Google and other key web sites. Phyllis will address what kinds of information might exist and where it might be found. She will cover how to find others researching the same town or area. And finally, what information to keep, how to organize the information and where to keep it. The handout will list all the web sites.The talk is targeted to beginning & intermediate genealogists. Phyllis, Vice President, Education and Special Projects at JewishGen, and long-time member of JGS, is a practicing genealogist, with primary interest in Eastern European Jewish research. Phyllis has an MBA from Fordham University, and a B.S. from Cornell. She retired from IBM as a Business Consultant, responsible for designing client image processing systems. At JewishGen Phyllis has been active in multiple areas as a leader and contributor. In 2011 she received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for her online genealogy education program at JewishGen.


Location : Center for Jewish History
Admission: JGS members are free, guests pay $5 at the door