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some 20 years.

Albert Gershman

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Sunday, MAY 15, 2016

1-3 pm

Using U.S. Records
to Find an Ancestor’s Town of Origin

Presenter Dave Strausfield

Dave Strausfeld is a professional genealogist who lives in Durham. He caught a serious genealogy bug a number of years ago  when he assisted his uncle in researching a branch of the family. Since then, he has researched his own family history 
extensively and performed work for clients. He completed a ProGen Study Group, which is an 18-month part-time program for training professional genealogists. 

Also, he has a B.A. in History and a law degree. He enjoys the detective work of genealogy,
the research, and the writing. Dave was recently published in Avotanyu.​​

Members free.  Nonmembers $10 or join us for 13 months of membership for $26.  RSVP REQUIRED. RSVP to  

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The mission of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (TJGS)  is to share genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with people interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

While the majority of its members reside in the greater Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh area, the TJGS welcomes members from anywhere in North Carolina, the region, or the U.S.  All members are encouraged to volunteer and participate in the operation of the Society. Anyone interested in Jewish genealogy, regardless of religion or heritage, is welcome to become a member.

TJGS is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies worldwide. TJGS is also a member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

TJGS includes members with a broad-range of genealogical skills and knowledge who are willing to share information with both the beginning and experienced researcher.  We welcome you to join us and other members of the TJGS on this incredible journey of finding family origins and history as well as new friends.

Mike Kalt
President, TJGS, 2015