"Jewish Genealogy 101" with Lara Diamond

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Zoom Program

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Cost: Free for Society members and the general public.

WNYGS Program Jewish Genealogy 101 with Lara Diamond

Program Description: This talk gives a comprehensive overview of genealogy resources available for Jewish genealogy. The presentation will include online sources and documents not yet online for both the United States and Europe; she will also cover some basic knowledge critical to researching one's Jewish roots.

About the Presenter: Lara Diamond began researching her own family around 1989. She has traced all branches of her family multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria- Hungarian Empire records. Most of her personal research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, is JewishGen‘s Subcarpathian Research Director, and is on JewishGen‘s Ukraine Research Division’s board of directors. She has lectured around the country and internationally on Jewish and Eastern European genealogy research as well as genetic genealogy. She also runs multiple district- and town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns.

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Last updated: May 4, 2022