Future Meetings

Helene Rosen: The Alexander Family - Researching in Texas Using Many Sources

February 23, 2020
1:30 pm

AJU Sperber Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Helene Rosen

Helene Rosen “The Alexander Family - Researching in Texas Using Many Sources” Feb 23rd, 2020  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU Helene Rosen :  When Helene Freedman Rosen learned that she was related to the Alexander family of LaGrange, Texas, she became fascinated by their story.  Over the years, she researched the dozens of descendants of matriarch Sprinze Seelig Badt as they grew roots in Texas.  This presentation focuses not on their large family tree but the use of many different sources to learn more about their lives as they became an all American family.   Helene Rosen - is [...]

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Stacey Ravel Abarbanel: Pancho Villa and My Grandfather

March 29, 2020
1:30 pm

AJU Sperber Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Stacey Ravel Abarbanel

Stacey Ravel Abarbanel “Pancho Villa and My Grandfather ” March 29th, 2020  Sunday Afternoon  1:30 pm at AJU Stacey Ravel Abarbanel:  For a century scholars have debated why Pancho Villa attacked the frontier town of Columbus, New Mexico on March 9, 1916—a deadly incursion and infamously the only time in the 20th century that a foreign army invaded the continental United States.  For Stacey Ravel Abarbanel, this historic invasion is the backdrop for her family’s most spectacular story, recounted at reunions with a quizzical smile that made her wonder if it was true: when Villa raided the United States he [...]

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