Phyllis Kramer

Phyllis Kramer, V.P. of Education, JewishGen Inc.

 Background and Experience:  Phyllis is a genealogist with primary interest in Eastern European Jewish research. She lives in  New York City and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Phyllis has a B.S. from Cornell and an MBA from Fordham University. Her work experience was technical and managerial, primarily for IBM, designing client image systems.

In August of 2011 Phyllis received the IAJGS Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy Award for the creation and growth of this unique JewishGen Genealogy Education Program, begun in June 2005

Phyllis’s genealogical accomplishments in addition to the Education program include compiling a family tree of 8400 people and locating relatives all over the world, and:

  • JewishGen: creating the online version of the 1891 Galician Business Directory and developing 12 KehilaLinks sites for ancestral towns
  • JewishGen: Vice President of Education and Secretary of the Advisory Board of Governors
  • IAJGS Conferences: In addition to multiple lectures, cochair Computer Committee 1999, Chair of (the first ever) Computer Laboratory 2006, Chair Resource Room 2017
  • Palm Beach JGS Board Member

 Phyllis finds genealogy to be challenging, stimulating, fascinating and absorbing.


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