The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents “JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) and the Genealogical Importance of Jewish Burial Records” presented by Nolan Altman on at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, CT 06111.
The program is free and open to the public.
Jewish headstone inscriptions and burial records can provide crucial information to genealogists. Hebrew name inscriptions, based on patronymics, can link together two generations of Hebrew names unlike any other source document. This can be especially helpful when trying to link first generation American ancestors to their European families.
Nolan Altman will explain the importance of Jewish cemetery records. Through photographic examples and case studies, you will see what information and symbols are found on stones and how the information can help to create and add color to your family research.
Nolan Altman, JewishGen’s Vice President of Data Acquisition, has spent many years as JewishGen’s Holocaust Database Coordinator and for JOWBR.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut houses its library at Temple Sinai. JGSCT members may borrow items other than reference books and materials, which do not circulate, from the library collection.
For additional information, go to www.jgsct.org.