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2021
January, 2021
Speaker: Deborah H. Long   The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long has been researching her family history and looking for family members for more than 50 years. She has found surviving cousins in Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Israel. Deborah will review the best (as well as some of the more obscure) resources and methods for determining the fate of those caught up in the Holocaust, survivors as well as victims. She will use examples from her own research to present the documents and artifacts she has discovered. Deborah Long grew up in Skokie, Illinois, and is a professional educator and speaker. She has written more than 20 books, including ...
February, 2021
Speakers: Yuri & Irina Dorn Yuri Dorn and his wife Irina will present a brief history of Jewish Belarus, followed by a description of the different record types available for research in Belorussian archives. They will explain which records you can expect to find and suggest the best strategy for approaching one’s research. Keep in mind that your Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and Polish ancestors may have migrated from Belarus to these other areas or vice versa.  Yuri Dorn is a well-known genealogist, specializing in Jewish genealogy and ancestral tourism to Belarus. In 2002 he founded the Jewish Heritage Research Group, which consists of professional historians, ...
March, 2021
Speaker: Jennie Milne In this presentation, Jennie Milne will describe her extraordinary journey to understand her mother’s mysterious background. Elizabeth Lis, Jennie's mother, was born to a Polish woman in London in 1943 and placed in a wartime babies' home in Devon, England. Elizabeth's mother, known only by the name on her daughter’s birth certificate as ‘Ellen Lis,’ did not return to collect her baby after the war ended as she had promised, and Elizabeth was subsequently raised by the matron of the Home and her surname changed. Elizabeth’s father was a highly decorated Polish Officer under British command. Ellen had also ...
April, 2021
Custom Virtual Tour of New Core Exhibition and Presentation of Genealogy Database at the Museum of the Jewish People (Beit Hatfutsot) in Tel Aviv
May, 2021