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Meet Your Mishpocha

  • 5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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  • Presented By: Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society
  • Dates: September 11, 2022
  • Location: Rifkin Campus
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society will be hosting its 4th annual open house, “Meet Your Mishpocha,” on Sunday, September 11th from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road, in Fort Wayne. Designed to help people connect with their Jewish roots, this event will be held in-person with an option for guests to attend three presentations virtually.

This year’s presentations include:
• Mike Brown, executive director of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society (IJHS), speaking on the history of IJHS in northeast Indiana
• Sara Allen, genealogy librarian at the Genealogy Center of the ACPL, discussing DNA research
• Suzanne Grimmer, archivist, who will speak about preservation

On-site features include
• Advice on digitizing photographs and documents including opportunities for scanning
• Expert advice with beginning one’s family history or forging ahead with one’s current research
• Insights with interviewing people for oral history research and up-close accounts of the local Oral History Project
• Virtual tours of the NEIJGS’ Fort Wayne Jewish Families Database
• Information of the ACPL Genealogy Center and the Allen County Genealogical Society

Door prizes available to attendees include a free DNA kit!


Event Schedules

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