Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Sunday - May 20th: Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) monthly meeting at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 North Broadway, Chicago.

12:30: genealogical questions and help desk.

2:00 Program: JGSI President, Mike Karsen brings us a Chicago Story of Sex, Murder and Genealogy:Dora Feldman McDonald, the daughter of German Jewish immigrants, made the front page of Chicago newspapers in 1907 when she shot her lover. Dora, who was married to one of the most powerful political bosses in Chicago at the time, used murder to end this affair and her lover's blackmail. But what ever happened to her after her dramatic acquittal the following year? Genealogist Mike Karsen uses every trick in his tool bag to set the record straight and follow her trail.

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