New Rom-SIG Research Coordinator... #romania

Rosanne Leeson

I am very pleased to announce the new Research Coordinator for the
Rom-SIG, Barbara Hershey. Barbara has bravely stepped in to take on
this very important and complex job, following the sad death of Bob
Wascou, last month.

Bob had been our longtime and much loved Research Coordinator. His
managerial skills, as well as his kind,caring and gentle ways has
endeared him to so many. But Barbara is so well suited to follow
in his footsteps!.

Barbara Hershey is the President and Program Chair of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Oregon.She has served on the IAJGS Membership
Development Committee, served on the IAJGS Nominating Committee, two
IAJGS Conference Program Committees and Chaired the IAJGS Awards
Committee. She first attended an IAJGS conference in 2007 in Salt Lake
City as a brand-new genealogist and has attended each conference since
then. She has made many presentations to Jewish and non-Jewish
genealogical societies and co-taught a course on beginning genealogy.

She has been a longtime member of the Rom-SIG, with roots in Iasi! We
are slowly catching up, and learning what needs to be done to continue
as Bob - and all of us - would wish!

In addition, there is now a special fund, set up in memory of Bob
Wascou, on the JewishGen-erosity site at:
[TinyURL: **] for those who might wish to
honor Bob's memory, and for all that he has done for those with roots in

We will use those funds for projects that were closest to Bob's heart!
If you do make a donation, please also notify me [],
so that I can let Bob's family know as soon as possible!

Rosanne Leeson

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