Presentation by Amy Wachs
What can family recipes reveal about your ancestors’ places of origin and life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe?
The foods our ancestors ate in their shtetls can offer clues to help you learn more about your family history. Amy’s presentation will focus on the Russian Pale and Galicia. She will include examples from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and Moldova, based on her personal experiences there.
Amy Wachs has been involved in Jewish genealogy for over 30 years. She is Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, is a past board member of LitvakSIG, Inc., and has served as LitvakSIG’s Trakai District Coordinator since 2013. Amy is a retired attorney and university instructor. She taught law in Latvia as a Fulbright Scholar and in Moldova as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Amy often speaks about Eastern Europe and Jewish genealogy topics at conferences and to local audiences.
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