Member experts will share personal family history stories and research tips at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal. The event begins at 7pm, Tuesday, April 29, at the Gelber Conference Center.
Beatrice Freder's research focuses on the Awerbuck and Rabinowitch families of Brusilov, Ukraine and the Kreadenster family of Dobrovka, Ukraine and Toronto, Canada.
Bernice Goldsmith's focus is on Kiev, Ukraine and the Zatolofsky family, while Barry Simon plans to relate research on his mother's family from Rimbach, Germany, her Kindertransport experiences and follow this with more contemporary family history in Canada.
As each recounts their research experiences and presents Powerpoint lectures, they'll also share personal successes and tips for other researchers.
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The group's website also holds details on various indexes its members have compiled, such as cemetery, census and vital record indexes. Included are 200,000 people in the first phase of Canadian Naturalizations 1914-1932; 75,000 vital records for the Jewish community in Montreal and Quebec, 1911 Canadian Census, the Back River Cemetery, and 45,000 burials in the Baron de Hirsch - De la Savane Cemetery.