Marlene Bishow - Bio

Marlene Katz Bishow is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington. She has served five terms in that capacity, as well as holding offices as Program VP, Membership VP, Research Chair and Database Manager. She has lectured widely on genealogy-related subjects throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as at three IAJGS International conferences. For fifty-eight years, Marlene has researched her family with ancestral roots in the Russian and Austrian Empires. In addition, she has worked with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington to provide genealogical insights in response to inquiries. In 2011, Marlene was a Co-Chair of the 31st IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy and prior to that she was the Project Manager for the JGSGW “Jewish Burials At Washington National Cemetery” and several contributions to the JewishGen JOWBR database.

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