29 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Warren Blatt

Warren Blatt is the Managing Director of JewishGen (www.jewishgen.org). He is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area (JGS of Greater Boston, 1996); and co-author (with Gary Mokotoff) of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu, 1999). He was the Chair of the 15th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy. In 2004, he was awarded the IAJGS’ Lifetime Achievement Award in Jerusalem.

Sunday, June 5, 2016  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

SU006   Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research
A general overview and introduction to researching your Polish-Jewish ancestry. History of Polish border changes, geography and place-name changes; How to find and locate your ancestral shtetl and historical information; The vital records-keeping system in Poland: How to find and translate birth, marriage and death records; Polish-Jewish surnames and given names, language spelling and grammar issues; Yizkor books and landsmanshaftn;  business directories; Polish Archives and Civil Registration Offices;  Using Mormon microfilms, Internet sources, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for Jewish genealogical research in Poland.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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