UK: Manchester conference, May 9

The Eighth Northern Conference of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain is set for Sunday, May 9, in Manchester.

Organized by the JGSGB’s Manchester Regional Group, it will take place at the Greater Manchester Police Training College (Prestwich).

In addition to the excellent roster of expert speakers, there will be a display of some outstanding family history research and family trees produced by group members.

See complete details – including detailed speaker bios and topic abstracts – of this year’s program in the event newsletter here, including registration form, venue directions and more.

Speakers are:

Anthony Joseph
JGSGB President

— “In Search of Jewish Ancestry”

Petra Laidlaw
Architect of the 1851 Anglo-Jewry Database

— “1851 and Manchester”

Elizabeth Wilburn
Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives

— “Alien Registration Books”

David Lewis
Assisted with reorganisation/cataloguing, Hull Jewish Archives

— “Treasures of the Hull Jewish Archives”

John Cowell
Manchester Regional Group committee member

— “Researching the Preston Jewish Community – surprises and discoveries”

Michael Tobias
JewishGen vice president

— “JewishGen: Overview of main databases, and how lesser sources can lead to major breakthroughs”

Tickets are £20 for the full day, including refreshments and buffet lunch. The registration form is included in the newsletter. Tracing the Tribe readers who live in or near Manchester should enjoy this full-day event.

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