Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

May 31 - Beginner Workshop - Skokie Library

1:00 Beginner Workshop will be held at the Skokie Public Library, located at 5215 Oakton Street. The workshop will be led by Judith R. Frazin, an experienced researcher and one of JSGI's past presidents. This very practical presentation will provide information about the types of records available and where they can be found plus a discussion of helpful books and web sites. A comprehensive handout will be available at the workshop


Special Speaker June 14th at Temple Beth Israel

Lecture Free to JGSI Members

Non-members $10

(will apply to JGSI membership when you join by July 1, 2009)

12:30 p.m.

Temple Beth Israel- 3601 W. Dempster Street - Skokie

For more information or to reserve your seat,

phone 312-666-0100 or email rsvp@jgsi.org

Beau Sharbrough is the founder of the FGS web site, GENTECH web site and the Lexicon Working Group. Formerly, he was president of GENTECH, a Product Manager at Ancestry.com and Vice President at Footnote.com. Currently, Beau writes on technical topics in family history, maintains the RootsWorks.com website and is the author of Gene’s Anniversary Scrapbook.

Future Meetings at Temple Beth Israel

8June 28 - Annual Meeting

8July 26

8August 30

Some NEW Website Info…

8NY Times Holocaust article

International Institute for Holocaust Research

8New Ancestry.com Canadian Border Crossing

records from 1908-1935

8Ellis Island on MSNBC

News on reopening of Ellis Island - be patient...this may take a while to open!