October is Family History Month, and the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is celebrating with a “Meet Your Mishpocha” virtual event on Sunday, October 18 at 1 p.m. on Zoom.
Designed to help people connect with their Jewish roots, the event will feature advice on digitizing photographs and starting your family history. Directors of the Jewish community’s Oral History Video Project and the Indiana Jewish Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
And we’ll offer virtual tours of the Society’s Fort Wayne Jewish Families Database, which has grown to include over 6,000 past and present members of the Northeast Indiana Jewish community. Door prizes available to attendees include a free DNA kit!
Whether you’re considering starting your own family history, or curious about the history behind the names you see around the Temple, we’d love to have you join us! Registration is required.
If you know of anyone outside the area who might be interested, please spread the word! For more information, contact info@NEIndianaJGS.org. Thanks to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, and the Indiana Jewish Historical Society for their support of this event.