03 May 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Ted Gostin

Ted Gostin has been doing genealogical research since 1980 and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university extension programs.

Gostin has helped plan and organize three national genealogical seminars and has been a featured speaker at many such conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources, and immigration and naturalization records. His articles have appeared in genealogical publications throughout the country.

Gostin has published one volume of his own family history and is the author of Southern California Vital Records: Volume 1, Los Angeles County 1850-1859. He was featured on a segment of the original BBC version of the popular television show Who Do You Think You Are? (Larry Lamb episode). He is very active in the international Jewish genealogical community and maintains contact with genealogists throughout the world. He is the owner of both Gostin Research Associates and the publishing/bookselling firm Generations Press. Gostin is also an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

SA051 Saturday June 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Russian Directories as Genealogical Resources

This presentation reviews three types of Russian directories: Pamiatnaia Knizhki, yearbooks with directory listings; business directories; and true residential or city directories. Info available from each type is discussed and repositories reviewed.

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