Crossing the Ocean: US Records to Ancestral Towns: Presenter Susan Weinberg

  • July 14, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • In person: Lawrence Family JCC Executive Drive & Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA 2nd Floor and Virtual: Zoom
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Meet and Greet: 12:30 pm

Presentation begins: 1:00 pm                

Crossing the Ocean: US Records to Ancestral Towns



Susan Weinberg


Using case studies based on Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Belarus, Susan will explore how to use numerous search engines in order to connect a wide variety of records. By using these tools, we will learn how to cross the ocean from US records in order to locate the ancestral towns in which our families resided.  Or in genealogy parlance, what is our ancestral town, who are the family members who resided there, how do we decipher documents, and how do we assure the people we are searching for are our family? This talk also addresses how to create finding tools to decipher records in Russian handwritten Cyrillic.

Bio: Susan Weinberg is an artist, author, researcher, and frequent speaker on genealogy topics. She is the president of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS), and vice president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). In addition, she developed the Jewish Identity and Legacy Project, an oral history project with elders, then authored the book We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Stories that includes oral history, artwork, and history on three groups of Jewish immigrants who spanned the 1900s.

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