Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland meeting

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Date(s) - Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pikesville Library


Speaker: Todd Knowles
Title: “The Knowles Collection: What Is It, and How Do I Use It?”
Date and Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Todd Knowles present “The Knowles Collection: What Is It, and How Do I Use It?”

For over 40 years, Todd Knowles has been searching for the ancestors of his great-grandfather, Morris David Rosenbaum, a Polish Jew. That quest, to find out more about his family, has led to the creation of the Knowles Collection, six databases that currently contain the records of over 1.4 million Jews. These databases are: “The Jews of the British Isles,” “The Jews of Europe,” “The Jews of North America,” “The Jews of South America and Caribbean,” “The Jews of the Pacific Islands,” and “The Jews of Africa, Middle East and the Orient.” The Knowles Collection, which grows almost daily, is now part of and is totally sourced, and individuals are linked as family groups. In this presentation, Todd will show how to access the collection and how best to apply it to your own family research.

W. Todd Knowles, Accredited Genealogist, has been on staff at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT, for almost 20 years. After being introduced to family history at the age of 11, he soon learned of his Jewish roots. This discovery has guided him over the past 40 years, as he first sought to discover his family and then to help others discover theirs. Todd currently serves as President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Utah.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.