The Genealogy Fair is coming to South Jersey. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP), the Fair will provide information for beginning and experienced researchers. The Fair will be held of Sunday, June 10th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Temple Beth Sholom, 1901 Kresson Road in Cherry Hill. The Fair is open to the public; there is no admission charge.
The Genealogy Fair brings together agencies, organizations and resource people to assist with genealogical searches. The Mid- Atlantic Region of the National Archive and Records Administration will explain how to find census, immigration, land and military records through their offices. The Division of Archives and Records Management of the New Jersey State Archives will provide information and direction in obtaining birth, marriage and death records for New Jersey, as well as other types of records retained by the State.
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Organizations include the Family History Center of Cherry Hill which has access to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the largest genealogical collection in the world. The Camden County Historical Society has collected records on the local area. Jewish Gen , the website affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, provides databases, research tools and resources. It also acts as the coordinator for the local Jewish Genealogy Societies worldwide.
Among the organizations providing information on regional and local family history that will be at the Fair are The Jewish Genealogical Society (NY), the Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Jewish Atlantic City and region will provide information about Jewish life in that area, both past and present.
The DNA-Shoah Project tries to unite families torn apart by the Holocaust through DNA research . They will provide an opportunity for people to start a search for lost Holocaust relatives. Jewish Records Indexing-Poland provides information on obtaining records in Poland. Similar information will be available from experts on Russian History and Research, and German Research. A translator will help those looking for Yiddish translations.
There will be information about Ethnic Banks in Philadelphia, Jewish areas of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and surrounding areas. There will be displays of local maps and east European maps.
Most of all the Genealogy Fair will help you begin and enhance your genealogical search of your roots.
For more information please contact Bernard Cedar at 856 482-1853, or [email protected]