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A series of educational webinars with Jewish genealogical experts

Upcoming Programs

Translating Russian Documents for the Non-Russian Speaker
October 21 @ 2:30 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University, and has been been a professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA since 1983. He started researching his family in 2004. Some of his paternal grandmother's family (surname TETELMAN) came from Teleneshti and Kishinev. In 2007, he contacted Bob Wascou (z'l) about doing some translations of vital records from Russian. After Bob's passing, he has been volunteering for Yefim Kogan and the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division.
Introducing the JewishGen Crypto Jewish Collection
November 10 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Genie Milgrom
Director of JewishGen's Crypto Jewish Research Division; Award winning author of "My 15 Grandmothers"; Past President of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies at Colorado Springs; President of Tarbut Sefarad Fermoselle; Board Member of Kulanu.
The History of the Geography of New York City
November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EST
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morse
Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received numerous awards including both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years ago.
The Genetic Origins of the Jewish People - Hanukkah 2020 Edition
December 2, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Adam Brown
Adam is a frequent lecturer on genealogical subjects at conferences all over the world, is Managing Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com, and was National Co-Chair of the IAJGS 2017 conference in Orlando. A strategic planner by profession, he has led numerous boards and commissions pertaining to municipal planning and finance, Jewish education, and scientific research in Israel.
Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe: Names, Language, and History
December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Beider
Dr. Alexander Beider has a PhD in applied mathematics, and a second PhD in the domain of Jewish studies. Beider uses onomastics and linguistics as tools allowing to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Jewish surnames. Beider is also the designer of the linguistic part of the Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching method of computer-based searches for equivalent surnames.
Roots of Jews from Ottoman Empire: Names and History
December 16, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Beider
Dr. Alexander Beider has a PhD in applied mathematics, and a second PhD in the domain of Jewish studies. Beider uses onomastics and linguistics as tools allowing to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Jewish surnames. Beider is also the designer of the linguistic part of the Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching method of computer-based searches for equivalent surnames.

Previous Programs

Tracing your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition records*
June 3 @ 7:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Genie Milgrom
Award winning author of "My 15 Grandmothers"; Past President of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies at Colorado Springs; President of Tarbut Sefarad Fermoselle; Board Member of Kulanu.*In Partnership with the American Sephardi Federation
Getting Started with JewishGen.org & Jewish Genealogy
June 10 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Avraham Groll
Executive Director of JewishGen.org
Researching NYC Resources Remotely*
June 17 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Jordan Auslander
Forensic genealogist, title and real estate historian; Author of "Index to Jewish records in Slovakia," and "A genealogical gazetteer of Greater Hungary." *In partnership with the JGS of NY
Privacy and Genealogy: What Are The Rules?
June 24 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg
Director of the JewishGen Austria-Czech Research Division; Attorney specializing in cases related to looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazis as featured in the 2015 film Woman in Gold; Past President of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
Rescue and Resettlement: Researching Refugees from Nazi Europe*
July 1 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Karen Franklin
Director of family research at the Leo Baeck Institute; co-founder and president of the jury of the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards; Past co-chair of JewishGen's Board of Governors; Past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award; Past President of the Council of American Jewish Museums. *In partnership with Leo Baeck Institute and JGS of NY
Manifest Destiny: Names at Ellis Island
July 8 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Joel Weintraub
Award winning Professor emeritus at California State University Fullerton; Creator search tools for the U.S. and New York City censuses via SteveMorse.org; Currently developing locational tools for the 2022 release of the 1950 federal census.
From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
July 15 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morse
Creator of the award-winning One-Step Website; Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society; Best known as the architect of the Intel 8086, which sparked the PC revolution 35 years ago.
What the Jewish Genealogist Needs to Know About Jewish Names
July 22 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Sallyann Sack
Founding chair of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy; past president of IAJGS and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award; editor and co-owner of AVOTAYNU the International Review of Jewish Genealogy; founder of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, author or co-author of seven genealogy books; chair or co-chair of seven IAJGS conferences.

Each lecture will be offered at no cost to the community, and will be followed by Q/A.

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