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Alan Shuchat-Finding Jewish Records from the Russian Empire
May 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting
Virtual via Zoom Meeting
Link to view this program will be sent to JGSGB members shortly
What kinds of records were kept of subjects in the Russian Empire and what kind of information was recorded?
What records still exist and how can they be found?
How can we learn where our ancestors lived and locate their records?
How can we deal with the language barrier?
We’ll see examples from JewishGen, JRI-Poland, Ukrainian archives, FamilySearch, Ancestry, and other sources on both sides of the Atlantic, and how we can combine various types of information to trace the history of a family.
Alan Shuchat is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Wellesley College. He has researched his family’s history for several decades and traced branches back to around 1800. He has lectured on various aspects of Jewish genealogy and the Russian Empire, including shifting borders and the Pale of Settlement, locating Jewish records, and Jewish agricultural colonies. At the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, he coordinates the Ukraine Special Interest Group and is an instructor in the annual genealogy course.