Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM

1:00PM-1:30PM  Research help

Main Line Reform Temple 

410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096

Speaker:  Hadassah Lipsius

Hadassah Lipsius is a long time board member of the JRI-Poland board as well as Archive Coordinator for the Warsaw and Tomaszow Mazowiecki Archives. She is the database manager for JewishGen’s Warsaw Research Group and has helped index Warszawa newspaper life cycle announcements. She serves on the executive council of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York). Hadassah has travelled many times to Poland to pursue her family research.

Topic: Warsaw 2018: Research Opportunities and the Conference

Warsaw is and has been the capital of Poland and had the largest population of Jews in all of Europe before WWII. Hadassah Lipsius will talk about the varied and unique sources for researchers whether they are researching Warsaw or any part of pre-War or post-War Poland. Sources include; vital record research, newspaper announcements, business directories, homeowners lists, cemetery records, notarial records as well as business records and much more. This lecture will review the sources, show examples and provide aides and tips in how to perform your search.

As you all know, the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Warsaw, Poland between August 5-10, 2018. This is the first time that the conference will be held in Eastern Europe and in order to assist researchers in preparation for the conference, Hadassah Lipsius and Mark Halpern will provide some information about the Conference, the program, and travel options and answer participants’ questions.

Admission is free for members. Non-members are charged a $5.00 fee per meeting.










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