JGSLA Meeting --January 28, 2001 #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is meeting on Sunday January
28, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.. The program is:

Needling In a Haystack:
Making the Most of a Research-Based Trip to Your Ancestral Shtetl

The speaker is Marco Weinman a UCLA graduate of Linguistic Anthropology and
JGSLA member who has done personal genealogical research in Poland, Belarus
and the Ukraine.

Many of us have yearnings to visit the Old World shtetls of our ancestors
and with Eastern Europe and Russia becoming more accessible to Westerners
such travel has now become possible. Although shtetls of yore have not
survived the ravages of war and time, much of genealogical and historical
value has, and is there to be discovered by those diligent and eager enough
to search for it in person. Key to making the research-based trip
successful is understanding more about how the Polish and post-Soviet
archives operate, their accessibility to foreigners, what types of records
can be found in them and what remnants of a vanished Jewish culture can be
realistically expected to be found in our ancestral shtetls.

Location: Valley Cities Jewish Community Center
13164 Burbank Blvd. Van Nuys, CA

Fee: none: Non-members welcome

For more information on the JGSLA, please visit our website at:

Jan Meisels Allen
VP Programs, JGSLA
Agoura Hills, CA

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