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January 27 - Pikesville, MD

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Jennifer Mendelsohn
Title: “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes”
Date and Time: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Jennifer Mendelsohn present “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes.”

This talk will lay out how 25 years’ worth of journalism experience has helped to guide the speaker as a genealogist and taught her to conduct productive searches. We’ll talk about using the “Law and Order” method (follow the “dun duns!”) to track down information and how relying on a simple principle like Occam’s Razor — that the most likely scenario is the least complicated — can help you get further in your searching. Using the scheme of a logic puzzle, we’ll go over pitfalls like not blindly using Ancestry hints, assessing the credibility of sources, not being wedded to spelling, and why genealogy is like playing Concentration: you always have to remember the cards you’ve seen and turned over.

Jennifer Mendelsohn uses her Jewish genealogy know-how to lead exquisitely tailored life-changing journeys through family histories. Jennifer has helped reunite long-lost family members. She’s debunked decades-old family fairytales (aka bubbemeises). She’s built family trees revealing the most unexpected relations. She is the founder of the #resistancegenealogy movement, the administrator of “Jewish DNA for Genetic Genealogy and Family Research” ( on Facebook, and a board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

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