Debbie Kroopkin is currently the President of the Jewish Genealogy Society for Illinois. She has explored her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has discovered her family origins in Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. Debbie has traced her clients’ families to towns in these countries, as well as Lithuania, Moldova, and Romania. She loves the research hunt and connecting with new families, both in person and on paper. She has a master’s degree in social work administration with grant writing, interagency collaboration and program planning experience.
What can you learn from genealogy? Explore ways to walk into history and share information with your relatives. Debbie Kroopkin will explain how she began her family research. She will present case studies of relatives with examples of documents she has gleaned from genealogy research. Debbie will discuss how you can start your family tree and share facts with your relatives. She will have materials to distribute including forms, questionnaires and resource lists.
Sponsored by Temple Beth-El There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome! RSVP: Temple Beth-El 815-398-5020