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Sunday December 27, 2015
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Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance), Pikesville, when Mark Halpern will present “Research Your Polish Roots: JRI-Poland and More.” This presentation from Jewish Records Indexing - Poland will deal with Jewish records and research for two major areas of Poland, which covers the majority of the JRI-Poland online database. It will provide information about Congress Poland narrative records and Galician columnar records but will not cover the Bialystok area or Prussian records. This talk offers an in-depth examination of vital records along with a strategic framework to help researchers in acquiring records to further their research. Close examination of sample birth, marriage, and death records will reveal the information contained in the records, identify the records having the most genealogical value, and discover surprises found in many of these records. This presentation will also describe the status of JRI-Poland projects to index each of the various types of records.

Mark Halpern is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland. He is responsible for the AGAD Archive project for records of eastern Galicia and the Bialystok Archive and is the main contact for JRI-Poland’s cooperation with the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. He is active in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia as Vice President of Programs and formerly the Society’s President. Mark has served as Program Chair for the 2009 IAJGS Conference in Philadelphia and the 2013 Conference in Boston. He is currently leading a team to develop a Conference in Warsaw, Poland, in 2018. Mark has been researching his Bialystok and Galicia roots since 1996.
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JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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