Future Meetings

Daniel Horowitz: Jewish Genealogical Resources in Latin America

June 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz: Jewish Genealogical Resources in Latin America A review of available genealogical resources in Latin America: synagogues and other institutions, burial societies, cemeteries, immigration and citizenship records, and online computer databases. Daniel Horowitz  is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions in the areas of product development, customer support, and public affairs, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy for over 30 years, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel holds [...]

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Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry: Jewish Resources at Ancestry.com

August 13, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Crista Cowan from Ancestry.com

Crista Cowan, The Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry:  Jewish Resources at Ancestry.com Crista Cowan has been employed by Ancestry.com since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood.  From being parked under a microfilm reader at the Family History Library in her baby carrier to her current career as a professional genealogist, Crista has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting and telling family stories. In her time at Ancestry she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project.  For the [...]

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Ron Arons: Handwriting Analysis for Genealogy

September 10, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Ron Arons

Ron Arons:  Handwriting Analysis for Genealogy Description: During this presentation Ron will discuss the two main uses of handwriting analysis: 1) comparing signatures and handwriting in general to determine whether documents were written by the same person and 2) trying to understand the personality and behavior of a person by looking at the various traits of that person's handwriting. Note: This presentation does not cover paleography (the analysis of old handwriting). Ron Arons Bio: For years Ron Arons has given presentations on genealogy across the country. In 2005, Ron won a NY State Archives grant for his historical criminal research. [...]

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Joan Adler: My Family: I Could Write a Book

October 8, 2017 - November 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Joan Adler

My Family: I Could Write a Book Sunday Afternoon,  October 8th, 2017   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: Joan Adler  My Family: I Could Write a Book Many genealogists have been working on their own family tree for years and are beginning to worry about what will become of their research and documents once they are gone. How can they share their information with the rest of their family. My presentation will suggest several methods of documenting the stories of a family in book form in a way that is not overwhelming, even for those who feel they have no [...]

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Laura Gold: Identifying Name Changes - No the name was not changed by an immigration officer.

November 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Laura Gold

Identifying Name Changes - No the name was not changed by an immigration officer. Sunday Afternoon,   November 5th, 2017   1:30 pm at AJU Speaker: Laura Gold: Hitting a brick wall because you do not know your family’s name before it was changed in the United States ? This lecture focuses on methods of determining the original family name and understanding the name change process.  When and why were names changed? How can you prove the name change? Source records will be examined for clues in name identification.  After this lecture you will have the tools to identify the missing [...]

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JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness

December 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

University Synagogue, a Jewish congregation, Los Angeles CA

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JGSLA HANUKKAH PARTY and FILM of SHOLEM ALEICHEM, Laughing in the Darkness This film will be approximately 90 minutes. Come early to secure a seat suitable to your hearing and sight needs. Film by Joseph Dorman: Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich was known to the world by the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A Jewish writer raised in the Russian Empire during an era of volatile political change, Aleichem is best-known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman--fiction that eventually inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Through archival resources, in-depth analysis, interviews, and readings of his texts, this documentary presents an in-depth portrait [...]

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