Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Welcome Two New Members to IAJGS

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The IAJGS is delighted to announce two new members:  The Michiana Jewish Historical Society and the Sephardic Heritage Project.

Michiana Jewish Historical Society. 
Its officers are: David Piser - President; Judy Shroyer - Secretary; Mara Boettcher -Treasurer; and Maggie Goldberg - Executive Director.
To contact them e-mail to: mjhsociety@gmail.com

They are located in South Bend, Indiana--our only current member located in Indiana!

They are working on developing a website and as soon as it is "live" it will be linked after their name on the IAJGS membership list located on the IAJGS website [ www.iajgs.org ].

The Michiana Jewish Historical Society has a genealogy project to collect information on the Jewish families living in their area: northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. At the end of 2011 they had collected information on over 6,000 people.



The Sephardic Heritage Project.


Its officers are:
President: Sarina Roffe; Vice President: Bracha Melzer; Secretary: Karen Erani; Treasurer:  David Roffe

You may reach the Sephardic Heritage Project through its website, facebook page and twitter page--all have links on the IAJGS membership page:http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html scroll down to New  York to find the Sephardic Heritage Project.

The Sephardic Heritage Project was founded in 2004 to identify and preserve the marriage and brit milah records of the Syrian Jewish Community.  They ave a  three databases covering brit milah, marriage and deaths.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President

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