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Emily Garber – It’s Hard to Say “Good-Bye” – Challenges faced by Eastern European Jewish Emigrants

December 3, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

at Temple Emanuel (Watch Party*)

*Speaker will present on Zoom. You may attend in person to participate in a discussion following the presentation, or on Zoom​.

Program Description:

There were times when it was more difficult for many Jews to leave eastern Europe than to enter the United States. What were the requirements for emigration? How did they know what to do? How did people get from their homes to ports of departure? How and where did they acquire tickets to sail? Did they have help along the way? This presentation takes emigrants, 1880-1914, from their homes to ports of departure.

Presenter Bio:

Genealogy researcher, writer and speaker, Emily H. Garber, is an anthropological archaeologist by training (B.A. and M.A) and has been researching her family history since 2007. She holds a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program and owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services. She has an abiding interest in family history methodology and historical context.

Emily blogs at https://extrayad.blogspot.com/, has written two books and several articles on genealogical research that have appeared in Avotaynu. She serves as chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of both the IAJGS and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society.


December 3, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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at Temple Emanuel (Watch Party*)
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre,, MA 02459 United States
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