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Sunday November 20, 2016
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, for our next program: "Ukraine by Train (and by car and van and foot....)."

Lara Diamond will take you on a voyage of discovery through what was Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary when her ancestors left--but which is now all in Ukraine. From the farmlands of Volhynia (where her family members are still remembered) to the cemeteries in the middle of Podolia forests; from the rural villages of the Carpathian Mountains to modern Lviv, Lara will show you what modern-day Ukraine looks like, what is left of Jewish Ukraine, and what she discovered relating to her own family.

Lara Diamond is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland (JGSMD) and has been researching her family for 25 years, since she was too young to have a driver's license and had to rely on her mother as a chauffeur. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She recently took over running JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG and in addition runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

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
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News Tidbits

JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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