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Janette Silverman – Two Talks: Ukrainian Research and Online Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

April 3, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

at Temple Emanuel

Our speaker will make two presentations – a lecture on Ukrainian research, followed by a shorter spotlight talk about online Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Finding records about our Ukrainian ancestors presents special challenges and obstacles, including the recent political situation in Ukraine. Janette Silverman will draw on her travels to Ukraine, research in several Ukrainian archives, and experience with other Ukrainian resources to show us how to navigate this difficult terrain. She will also present several ways of doing Ukrainian research in the United States.

In a second talk, Silverman will show why the online international SIGs are an important resource to researchers. She’ll describe their role in finding new sources of genealogical documents, their role in indexing, translating, and digitally publishing them in online databases, and how (and why) we should all be involved.

Finally, Silverman will join our local Ukraine SIG for a focused question and answer session that will be open to all attendees.

Janette SilvermanJanette Silverman is the Coordinator of the Ukraine SIG, a moderator of the JewishGen Discussion Group, and the lead Co-Chair of the coming 2016 IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle.  She holds an MA and PhD in Jewish Studies from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning in Chicago. She is a Senior Research Manager at AncestryProGenealogists and delights in the fact that her favorite partner in research is her father.

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Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Research Help

12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups:

Bessarabia Special Interest Group
Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group
Poland Special Interest Group

3:30 pm – stay after the lecture to join the following discussion groups:

Belarus Special Interest Group
Ukraine Special Interest Group


April 3, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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