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Sunday, January 28, 2018 Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: W. Todd Knowles
Title: “Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research”
Date and Time: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Todd Knowles present “Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research.”

The FamilySearch web site ( holds the records of over 6 billion people worldwide, making it the largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources in the world. In this presentation, Todd will guide us through the FamilySearch web site, with an emphasis on finding our Jewish families. We will also learn how to use the Knowles Collection, six databases that contain the records of over 1.4 million Jewish people. These databases are: “The Jews of the British Isles,” “The Jews of Europe,” “The Jews of North America,” “The Jews of South America and Caribbean,” “The Jews of the Pacific Islands,” and “The Jews of Africa, Middle East and the Orient.” Todd will show us how to access the collection and how best to apply it to our own family research.

W. Todd Knowles, Accredited Genealogist, is a member of the International Patron Services team at the Family History Library in Salt lake City, UT. After being introduced to family history at the age of 12, he soon discovered his Jewish roots. The journey to find these Polish Jews has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection (, which grows almost daily and is now part of Todd has spoken throughout the world, and his articles have been widely published.

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

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