Announcement: JGS-NY

JGS-NY meeting, 2 p.m. January 17, 2010 at Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., NYC --  “Polish Records—What They Contain, Where They Are and How to Get Them.”  Speaker: Hadassah Lipsius – Free to JGS-NY members, $5 non-members

Hadassah will discuss the various types of records and documents available from the Greater Poland area.   She will show examples of different vital record formats which were based on the time period and the governing ruler.    She will demonstrate how to identify what records are available for your ancestral town, how to acquire them and how to use them to further your genealogy research.  The regions that she will cover include Congress Poland, Russian Pale of Settlement (Bialystok area), Galicia, and Prussia.
Hadassah Lipsius is a member of the Executive Council of the Jewish Genealogical Society of NY, a board member of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and a member of the Board of Governors of Jewishgen.   She was co-chair of the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.  Das takes pride that her family were city dwellers (i.e. Warszawa and St. Petersburg) for over 200 years.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open 12:30 to 1:45 PM for networking with other researchers and access to research materials and computers.

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