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Using FamilySearch.org for Jewish Research
April 28 , 2:00 pm
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, W. Todd Knowles 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 12, he 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 (http://knowlescollection.
Before the lecture, join us for a tour of the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, a FamilySearch affiliate library, beginning at 12:30 pm.
Presented by Jewish Genealogical Society of NY & Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute
Tickets: Free; no registration required