08 October 2010

Long Island NY: 'Jewish genealogy 101' workshop, Nov. 7

Billed as "Four hours to your family roots," the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present its 20th family history workshop - Jewish Genealogy 101 - on Sunday, November 7.

Learn how to find many Jewish records in the US, Europe and Israel with expert instructors.

The workshop will run from 12.30-5pm, at the Mid-Island Y-JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY.

The program is aimed at both beginners and family historians. Beginners want to learn about their roots, but don't know where to start. Family historians will be able to brush up or expand their knowledge.

Topics include: - Researching and recording a family tree - Interviewing relatives - Identifying ancestral towns - Holocaust research - Censuses, city directories, ship's manifests, naturalizations, vital records, and other US sources - European records - Computer and Internet resources.

Participants will receive the workshop manual and a light lunch.

Seating is limited. Register by Saturday, October 30: Pay $45 ($15 for additional family member). Register later or at the door: Pay $55 ($15 for additional family member). Fees include JGSLI 2011 annual dues.

To register, click the JGSLI website; print out and complete the registration form. Mail it with your check (payable to JGSLI Workshop) to JGSLI Workshop, PO Box 735, Melville NY 11747.

For more information, email Cheryl Sofer.

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