JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM unless noted otherwise. Our new meeting location, starting September 2013, is at the LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (in Factoria, just off I-90 and I-405). Occasional meetings will be held at the JCC on Mercer Island. Admission is free.
NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 10, 2014
at the LDS Factoria Building
Presentation starts promptly at 7:30 PM.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Come early to use the Family History Library, free databases, and our extensive JGSWS library!
"German Jewish Research and the Internet Archive,"
presented by Gary Zimmerman,
President of Fiske Genealogical Foundation
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) at the Center for Jewish History, which focuses on American German Jewish history, has digitized and posted about 3.5 million images at the Internet Archive (www.archive.org/). Access is easily obtained through DigiBaeck, the LBI digital search interface. This presentation will show how versatile and helpful this online resource can be in accessing relevant family information from archival materials, memoirs, manuscripts, books, periodicals, cemeteries and photographs dating back to the 1700s for regions once known as Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, etc. You’ll gain valuable tips from Gary’s examples of Bavarian Jews who ultimately immigrated to the USA..
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Since 1998, Gary Zimmerman has been President of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation after a year as its Director of Education. He has been a board member of the Pioneer Association of the State of Washington since 1987 and a professional genealogist who helps families discover their roots. He is a frequent program speaker for genealogy societies in Washington and Oregon, blending history and genealogical research techniques together in his presentations. Gary is a fourth-generation Seattleite, whose career as a chemistry professor, Provost and CEO of Antioch University-Seattle Campus and Executive Vice President of Seattle University mark his commitment to education. Along the way, he served on the Bellevue City Council in the 1970s, was chair of the Seattle Metro Council from 1980 to 1990 and is currently in his 35th year on the Board of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts.
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April 7: "From Door to Door" (play)
May 12: TBD
June 9: Jordan Auslander
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