You are invited to hear Jeannette Tsoulos speak on
"The Many Facets of Jewish Genealogy"
at COA Centre 25 Rowe Street Woollahra 2025 on
Sunday 21st April, 2013 at 2.30pm
Refreshments served. Donation $10.
1 – Welcome – Russell Stern.
2 - Address by Jeannette Tsoulos.
3 – Vote of thanks: Helen Bersten.
Jeannette comes from a large extended family whose origins in Australia go back to the early 1800s and include a number of convicts. She credits the frequent family gatherings of her mother's 52 first cousins and their families with sparking her early interest in genealogy.
Since 2000, when she decided to continue her music teaching on a part time basis only, Jeannette has been a committee member of the Australian Jewish Historical Society and the Australian Jewish Genealogy Society, becoming its President in 2009.
During this time she has been researching genealogical enquiries for both Societies and this, together with the research she has carried out into her own family, has enabled her to build up a considerable knowledge of Jewish families and communities both in Australia and overseas.
The Many Facets of Jewish Genealogy
Jewish Genealogy is a broad topic and has a number of distinguishing features, not least because for millennia the Jews were a people without a homeland, living in many countries throughout all continents. There are many aspects to Jewish genealogy and these relate to Jewish migration, persecution and traditions. These all determine what resources may be available and what are the primary sources that could be used for research.
Jeannette will discuss and expand on these features using illustrations from the research she has done.