JGS of Georgia meeting Sun, Dec 16, 2018 #general
Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
On Sunday, December 16, Professor Ellie Schainker of Emory University
will speak to the JGS of Georgia on "Researching 19th Century Jewish
Life in the Russian Archives: Converts, Missionaries, and Religious
Professor Ellie Schainker has studied lives of ordinary Jews living in
Imperial Russia who chose to convert to Christianity. Using rare
materials >from archives in Russia and the United States, she has studied
converts >from among the lower classes and rural populations. These are
not successful professionals who converted to Christianity to pursue a
career, but cases of love with a Christian neighbor, people influenced
by missionaries, and people escaping bad marriages. Rather than being
expelled >from the community, many of these converts continued to live
near their parents and family.
Professor Schainker will share with us the kinds of material that can be
found in Russian Archives and the stories that she found while doing the
research for her book. This is a rare opportunity to hear about archival
research in Russia.
The meeting will be held at The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street,
Atlanta, GA. There will be mentoring and social time beginning at
1:00. Professor Schainker's talk will begin at 2:00.
The meeting is free for Members. For visitors, participation in this
event is included in the cost of general museum admission.
Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia