Zoom meeting with Michael Morgenstern, Using “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) in research


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Date(s) - February 27, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Michael Morgenstern

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JGSLA invites you to our next view from home Zoom on-line meeting with

Michael Morgenstern

How to use the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) in research

February 27, 2022  Sunday Afternoon, meeting will start at 1:30 pm
Pacific Time (US & Canada) 

HERE IS THE  link to the recorded meeting

Morgenstern Handout



Using the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward-) for Family History.
Founded in 1897, the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) was a leading Yiddish language newspaper in the United States throughout the 20th century. Most of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database. This lecture will examine hidden genealogical gems within this newspaper, some of which can be found with minimal or no Yiddish skills. Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the “Gallery of Missing Husbands.” This lecture will also cover the historical and cultural context of the newspaper, which will help evaluate its relevance to a researcher’s individual family history.

Michael Morgenstern is a native of Los Angeles, California. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at Loyola Marymount University, he worked as a researcher on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” history and genealogy show. Since 2014, he has worked as an educator at Holocaust Museum Los Angeles. He has been an avid genealogy researcher since he was 16 in 2006. He has volunteered genealogy research to Holocaust survivors, focusing on those who do not have any prewar family documents or photographs. Lately, he has translated segments of the “Jewish Daily Forward” from Yiddish to English for JewishGen. Some of his work can be seen at “The Forward: A Gallery of Missing Husbands (1908-1914)”  For those of us that love to take cruises, Michael will be the on board expert speaker on one this summer: Jewish Genealogy on the Danube


There will be no physical location so the JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will NOT be available for this meeting.

JGSLA MEMBERS FREE – NO CHARGE FOR GUESTS, ALL ARE WELCOME, members, please share the ZOOM link with folks you know.