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Ellen Kowitt – Two Lectures – Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage and Creative Strategies for Ukraine Research
February 27, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
– Zoom Meeting
Please note that this program will not be recorded.
Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage
Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections and research tools found on the global powerhouse websites referred to as “Genealogy Giants.” Comparing Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage, this lecture includes many substantive record examples. Learn how each site can be helpful for documenting Jewish families, and get tips on each site’s best features or challenges. Current JewishGen partnerships with Ancestry and MyHeritage are featured.
Creative Strategies for Ukraine Research
Records access in Ukraine is exploding thanks to efforts by Alex Krakovsky, FamilySearch, and others. This talk presents a comprehensive overview of resources including online access to Ukrainian Archives, newspapers, Ukraine SIG, blogs, Facebook groups, the global genealogy giants, resources in Israel, and military databases. If you’ve only used JewishGen, this presentation will open your eyes to many other resources, often available in English.
Ellen Kowitt is Director of JewishGen’s USA Research Division and Vice Chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution Jewish Task Force. She is a past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado and also of Greater Washington and has served on the IAJGS Board of Directors. Ellen is a professional genealogist and has published multiple articles of interest.