WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT MEETING
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Research Help and Registration 1:00PM-1:30PM
Lecture: 1:30 PM
Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Speaker: W. Todd Knowles, Accredited Genealogist (AG)
Todd is a member of the International Patron Services team at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. After being introduced to family history at the age of 12, he soon discovered his Jewish roots. The journey to find these Polish Jews has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection (knowlescollection.blogspot.com). The collection is located in 6 databases, which contain the genealogical records of over 1.4 million people (as of May 1, 2016). Todd has spoken throughout the world and his articles have been widely published.
Topic: Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research
This presentation will focus on the FamilySearch website (www.familysearch.org ) which holds the records of over 6 billion people worldwide, making it the largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources in the world. In this lecture Todd will guide us through the FamilySearch website which an emphasis on finding our Jewish families. We will also learn how to use the Knowles Collection, 6 databases that contain the records of over 1.4 million Jewish people.
Admission is free for members. Non-members are charged $5.00.
FYI: NEW RESOURCE ON OUR WEBSITE
Check out “An Ongoing History of Beth Emeth-B,nai Yitzhok Congegation” by Al Feldman. The synagogue was located in NE Philadelphia. You can find this document under the menu item “Resources”