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StLGS: Jewish SIG - St. Louis Stories: Four Jewish Family History Case Studies
Former St. Louisan, Martin Fischer, will give a four-in-one presentation highlighting some fascinating anecdotes about his St. Louis family. You will meet Col. Abraham Slupsky, “The Most Famous Man in America;” Elda Slupsky Duke, accused of murdering her mother in the late 1930s; the Fischer family, owners of a dry goods store in Carondelet; and the Gogolinsky family of Warsaw, who became the Barney family of St. Louis.

May 26, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Martin Fischer
Martin Fischer is a professional genealogist and adjunct faculty member of the City Colleges of Chicago, where he teaches online introductory sociology courses. He is a member of the American Copy Editors Society, Editorial Freelancers Association, Association of Professional Genealogists, St. Louis Genealogical Society, and Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, where he volunteers as vice president of publicity. He has been doing genealogy since the 1970s, has written articles for Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, APG Quarterly, St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly; Morasha, the JGS of Illinois newsletter, and Chicago Tribune. He was a journalist for more than thirty-five years, mostly as a copy editor for the Chicago Tribune.