Program: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Program starts 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Mike Karsen presents an update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy resources.
“Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland-What’s New” . . . will be the topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen. He will deliver a comprehensive presentation covering how to find the records and resources available today to discover your Jewish roots in Chicagoland. He will describe a wide range of records and research resources including cemeteries, death certificates, death notices/obits, marriage records, birth records, and city directories. How to locate your ancestor’s naturalization records, which are essential for any genealogical researcher, will also be covered along with some uniquely Jewish resources. Today, with so many records available online, you hardly have to leave your home to research your Chicago roots. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate the research process.