Meeting of The Jewish Genealogical Society of Hamilton & Area
Wednesday March 4, 2020- 7:30 PM
Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Ave. N., Hamilton
Speaker: Steven Brock
Topic: The Genealogical Importance of Gravestones and the Hamilton JOWBR Initiative
For those tracing their family tree, gravestones can be an incredible source of information. They can provide the researcher with key details relating to their ancestors, including names, dates, places and references to previous generations. In this presentation, Steven Brock will discuss Jewish gravestones and their importance in genealogy. He will speak to the origins of the Matzevah and how to read and interpret the information carved into the memorial. He will then address The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR); how to use it and JGSH’s contribution to this remarkable database.