Sun, Sep 19 | via Zoom

The Power of the Catalog: Finding Unindexed Records

Did you know that many genealogical collections are available to browse but cannot be searched because they are not yet indexed? This MNJGS presentation will show you how to find and use these unindexed records to enhance your research.
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The Power of the Catalog: Finding Unindexed Records

Time & Location

Sep 19, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
via Zoom

About The Event

On September 19, 2021, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (CDT) the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) will host Risa Daitzman Heywood, presenting on:

The Power of the Catalog – Unindexed Records and How to Find Them

Did you know that over 75% of the records available on FamilySearch cannot be accessed by a simple records search? Did you know that Ancestry has record collections that are available to browse but that cannot be searched because they are not yet indexed? While digitizing records is relatively fast and inexpensive, indexing those records is much costlier. Many online repositories have made these records available for browsing but working with them can be a challenge. This presentation will show you how to find and use these unindexed records to greatly enhance your research.

The program will take place on-line via Zoom. Questions can be emailed to MNJGS by clicking here. There is no cost for MNJGS Members and a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers (go to support-us at MNJGS.org)

Speaker Biography:

Risa Daitzman Heywood is a professional genealogist specializing in Ashkenazi Jewish genealogy research. She loves helping her clients solve their genealogy puzzles, especially finding that elusive shtetl name. Risa has been involved with Jewish genealogy for over 25 years. She holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, is a past- president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado and served as co-chair of JewishGen’s original Belarus SIG. Risa currently splits her time between Arizona and Lisbon, Portugal.

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