REMINDER: JGSWS Meeting 13 Feb 2012 - Researching Your Ancestors From Ukraine #general

Mary Kathryn Kozy <genmail@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State presents:

Researching Your Ancestors >from Ukraine
by Dr. Ron Doctor, Ukraine SIG Coordinator

Monday, February 13, 2012
Doors open at 7 PM. Presentation starts promptly at 7:30 PM
. FREE WiFi access
. JGSWS library available for your research

Auditorium, Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way; Mercer Island WA 98040

Ron Doctor will discuss his efforts to make the JewishGen Ukraine Special
Interest Group (SIG) more relevant to researchers. He'll describe the SIG's
new town-centered organization and the projects the SIG is developing to
improve Jewish Ukrainian research. He'll discuss how you can learn the names
of your ancestral towns and find old country data that may help you research
your ancestors. You will see examples of some of the records that are
available, including vital records and revision lists (censuses). Records
like these have enabled Ron to extend his direct ancestral lines back to the
early 1700s. This is a must-see presentation if you have any possible
ancestry >from Ukraine.

Dr. Ron Doctor is Coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest
Group and President of the Kremenets District Research Group. Ron
coordinated a project that translated 15,500 vital records >from Kremenets.
He currently is managing projects to translate 2,600 pages of Yizkor Books
from Kremenets and Vishnevets and 16,000 pages of Russian revision list
records >from the Kremenets District. He also is coordinating the Kremenets
and Vishnevets Jewish Cemetery Projects (about 4,200 gravestones). Ron is
Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon and serves on
the JGSO Board. He has given numerous public and conference presentations
and wrote a monthly Jewish genealogy column for the Jewish Review. He began
working on his family history in 1992.

Free admission for JGSWS members and one guest per year, $5 for non-members.
Future meetings:

March 12, 2012: Getting Ready for the 1940 Census: Searching without a Name
Index AND One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
by Stephen Morse, Creator of the One-Step Website and Award winner for
outstanding genealogy contributions

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