Marion Werle began family history research 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of JGSLA and JGSCV (Conejo Valley/Ventura County) and is a past president and founding member of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group). She is currently on the board of the revitalized JewishGen Latvia Research Division. A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has written two unpublished family histories. One, The Skuders from Skud, traces her Litvak grandmother’s family. She successfully completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate and recently completed the ProGen study group. She has an ongoing interest in applying general genealogical methodology standards to Jewish research. She is a member of the JewishGen Latvia and Belarus Research Divisions, as well as the Litvak SIG. Marion has also spoken at several IAJGS conferences and local genealogical societies in the Southern California area. She was a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society Writers Group for several years, which gave her the opportunity to hone her family history writing skills.
She is a retired IT professional, with experience in network engineering, technical analysis, and business continuity consulting. She worked with a wide range of customers across multiple industries.