11 January 2009

San Francisco: JRI-Poland records, Jan. 18

The San Francisco Bay Area JGS's next meeting will focus on using JRI-Poland to find records from the 20th century, presented by JRI-Poland board member Robinn Magid, whose personal roots are in Poland and Galicia.

The meeting begins at 1pm, Sunday, January 18, at the Jewish Community High School, 1835 Ellis St.; free parking (enter from Pierce Street). Doors open at 12.30pm.

Records Indexing-Poland has brought 19th-century Polish andGalicianer Jewish archival data within reach of genealogists for some 20 years. Today, researchers are asking how to break into the 20th century to find traces of European relatives who disappeared in the Holocaust.

Robinn's program will present techniques that can be used to explore 20th century connections, along with anecdotes and brainstorming techniques from the audience.

No charge; guests are always welcome. For more details, click the JGS website here.

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