11 2022

Meet Your Mishpocha

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Rifkin Campus 5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Contact Pamela Friedman

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society will be hosting its 4th annual open house, “Meet Your Mishpocha,”
on Sunday, September 11th from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road, in Fort Wayne. Designed to help people connect with their Jewish roots, this event will be held in-person with an option for guests to attend three presentations virtually.

This year’s presentations include:
• Mike Brown, executive director of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society (IJHS), speaking on the history of IJHS in
northeast Indiana
• Sara Allen, genealogy librarian at the Genealogy Center of the ACPL, discussing DNA research
• Suzanne Grimmer, archivist, who will speak about preservation

On-site features include
• Advice on digitizing photographs and documents including opportunities for scanning
• Expert advice with beginning one’s family history or forging ahead with one’s current research
• Insights with interviewing people for oral history research and up-close accounts of the local Oral History Project
• Virtual tours of the NEIJGS’ Fort Wayne Jewish Families Database
• Information of the ACPL Genealogy Center and the Allen County Genealogical Society

Door prizes available to attendees include a free DNA kit!