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* 1:30 PM *
Arthur S. Meyers presents
MARCIA'S GENEALOGICAL JOURNEY
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut welcomes everyone interested in Jewish genealogy to our webinar presentation.
This program is free and open to the public.
We are pleased to virtually host Arthur S. Meyers, who will share his late wife's love of genealogy.
Arthur began his career as a librarian in the 1950s in New York City, then in Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis and Indiana. Moving to Connecticut, Arthur served for 19 years as Director of the Russell Library in Middletown.
He is also a genealogist, and long-time JGSCT board member. For many years, Arthur edited QUEST, JGSCT's newsletter, with Marcia as his assistant.
Arthur shared that "Marcia Indianer Meyers began exploring family history, while sitting in her father’s jewelry and watch repair store in Detroit, as a teen in the 1940s. She would ask her Dad about the origin of the family name, “Indianer,” and took notes. Morris Indianer loved to talk about their shtetl, even more than the family name. Chodorow was known for the beautiful ceiling in its shul."
Her early start led to a lifetime of researching, documenting, visiting living family, and cemeteries, and sharing the history. "As much as I helped in her work, she ignited my interest, and shaped me in the same way with my family."
Marcia concluded this part of her journey in November 2019, shortly after she turned 80, in our assisted living facility in Middletown, Connecticut. She was still just as eager then to help new friends explore their own history."
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut looks forward to the end of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, and to welcoming members, and guests to our programs at Temple Sinai, where JGSCT houses its library. At that time, JGSCT members will be able to borrow items other than reference books and materials.