26 2015

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Finding Your Ancestors"

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community series will be joined by genealogist, Keren Weiner with "Finding Your Ancestors in Immigration & Naturalization Documents.  Weiner conducts genealogy research for individuals seeking to learn more about their family origins.  Travel back in time and learn how to find illuminating documents that chronicle your ancestors' migration to the United States.

For everyone who made the voyage, there is an individual story - a personal journey, a family history.  Where did we come from, how did we get here, what was it like?

Weiner uses individual examples to illustrate how to find immigration and naturalization documents and describes the interesting, exciting,and often surprising information you might expect to learn from them.  Q & A will follow the presentation.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.