Do You Know Where Your Shtetl Is?

If you know the shtetl where your ancestors came from, what more can you learn?

Find out more by joining us this coming Sunday, May 6th at the Jewish Community Center in Denver (350 South Dahlia Street), from 10:00 am until noon. Our program “Researching Your Shtetl”, presented by Judy Petersen of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado is open to ALL! You do not need to be a member to attend (though of course you are welcome to join and may do so at the program on Sunday).

Judy Petersen is a member of JGSCO and has been researching her family history off and on for over 20 years, though her interest in things genealogical started at the age of twelve when she interviewed her Odessa-born grandfather out of sheer curiosity. She is web master of two KehilaLinks sites on JewishGen and transcribes early census records for the Hungarian SIG, Yizkor book necrologies for JewishGen and Budapest vital records for a joint and H-SIG project. In her non-genealogical life, Judy is the mother of two teenage girls, works part time as a Physical Therapist and plays violin in the the MOB (Mostly Older Beginners) Orchestra.

Following this regular program session will be a “mentoring” session from noon until 2:00 pm, which is open to JGSCO members only (you may join at the meeting – membership is $30/year for individuals and $40 for families). Members of the JGSCO will be there to help you move forward with your genealogical research and provide advice on breaking through any “brick walls” that you may have encountered.

We hope to see you there this Sunday! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barry Halpern at

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