Join us via Zoom for a virtual genealogical program as part of our annual Find Your Ancestors series.
In recent years genealogy as a hobby has exploded as people yearn to know more about their roots, and simultaneously it has become easier and easier to find family history information online. This talk will address how to get started in tracing your Jewish family history, what makes Jewish genealogy different from other genealogy research and what resources can be used to find your mishpochah (a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives).
Presented by Debbie Trotsky Soren of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
Debbie Trotsky Soren began researching her own family history over 25 years ago. After working as a CPA, raising a family, and serving on various community boards she earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and now provides genealogical services for others. In June 2013 she toured family shtetls (towns) and visited archives in Lithuania and Belarus. Debbie is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society. She has been on the board of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois for the past six years, and is currently serving as treasurer. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois can be reached at https://jgsi.org/.