Friday, August 20, 2010

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting, August 29

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will meet on Sunday, August 29, at 1:30 PM, in Middletown. The free program, open to all, will be held at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street.
The first part of the program will be a report on the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference held in Los Angeles in July. More than 1000 family researchers came together for a week to hear speakers presenting a wide range of topics, to use unique resources, and to network with other genealogists from around the world.
The second part of the meeting will be an opportunity to use an array of works in the JGSCT Library. Among the reference materials available, will be the new, two-volume Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust. The reference work gathers data from research studies, historical information, testimonies, and documents about more than 1,100 ghettos during the Nazi period.
A non-profit research center serving genealogists and historians worldwide since 1947, Godfrey is the only public library in Connecticut solely devoted to genealogy. Its resources will be available for research before the program.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut, formed in 1988, houses its library at the Godfrey. JGSCT members can borrow items from the collection of books, periodicals, and audio and visual resources.
Go to to learn more about JGSCT. Contact Marcia Indianer Meyers 860.638.3819 for more information.
Directions:  From I-91, exit 22S onto Route 9 South. Exit 15 onto Route 66 West (Washington Street).  At 5th traffic light, turn right onto Route 3 North (Newfield Street). The Library is ¼ mile on the right. From I-95, take Exit 69 onto Route 9 North. Take Exit 15 and follow above directions.

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