Marion Werle: “O’Canada! Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors”


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Date(s) - October 27, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Marion Werle

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Marion Werle

“O Canada! Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors”

Oct 27th, 2019  Sunday Afternoon
 1:30 pm at AJU

Marion Werle will teach your how to research in Canada records….and there is an extensive handout that you can downoad ahead of time !  (click this arrow to download a copy  ). 

This presentation focuses on Canadian family research since the major wave of Jewish immigration to Canada after 1880. Topics range from Jewish farming settlements in the Canadian West to residents of larger cities. The speaker has researched family members in five provinces. The presentation covers the major sources of Canadian genealogical records – government, commercial services, educational and other institutions – and encompasses ship manifests, naturalization records, Canadian census and census substitutes, city directories, voter lists, 1940 residence records, records from Jewish communal institutions, vital records, cemetery data, military records, local histories, and more. The talk will concentrate on the ever-expanding digital resources available to Canadian researchers and has been completely updated since it was first given at IAJGS in 2014.
Marion Werle began family history research 24 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and current member of the SIG board.  A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate. Marion has written two unpublished family histories, The Skuders from Skud, about one of her family branches from Lithuania, and The Wilsons of Washington County, PA – from Hopewell Township to Santa Ana, California, a history of her brother-in-law’s family, She is currently  a member of the ProGen study group.

The JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will be available starting one-half hour before   program time.
                                 JGSLA MEMBERS FREE – GUESTS $5.00 –                      


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