29 June 2010

Cleveland: Top 20 Jewish genealogy myths, July 7

Take a light-hearted look at the top 20 misconceptions in Jewish genealogy, with Cynthia Spikell, at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday, July 7.

The program begins at 7.30pm at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood.

Cynthia's program is titled “Myths and Mistakes: What to Avoid When Researching Jewish Families.”

Among these assumptions, myths and mistakes, she'll expose the fallacy of some widely believed myths of immigration and tell how to avoid distractions to productive researching, such as searching for only one spelling of a surname.

A native Clevelander who has been researching her family for 14 years, Cynthia (photo right) has produced the JGS of Cleveland newsletter - The Kol - since 2006.

She's attended eight annual IAJGS international conferences on Jewish genealogy, seven Ohio Genealogical Society conferences, and also served on the IAJGS Strategic Planning Committee (2007-2008).

For more information, directions, and to see Cleveland resources, click the JGS of Cleveland.

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