JGASG Philadelphia meeting Oct 27, 2019

Lois Sernoff

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Research Help and Registration: 1:00 PM-1:30PM

Lecture: 1:30 PM

Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Jordan Auslander, Forensic Genealogist

Jordan Auslander, is a New York based forensic genealogist, title and real estate historian;

He has pursued cases across the United States, Europe and Israel; published, an index to

Jewish records in Slovakia, and a genealogical gazetteer of Greater Hungary; Jordan is a

former board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York.  In addition, he is

known as “Heir Jordan, Extreme Genealogist”. Jordan is an Telly award winner for

RootsTelevision.com and the ‘reliably inappropriate’ host of IAJGS conference Gameshow Night.


Topic: Researching New York City Resources Remotely
Between 1820 and 1920 over 82 percent of immigrants to the United States came through the

port of New York. Learn how to trace your New York ancestors, whether they were passing through

or called it home as well as resources to help you reconnect with family that remained elsewhere.

While on-site research is the optimal approach to research, this is not always convenient or feasible.

Nevertheless, much can be accomplished in advance or in lieu of physical travel. Components of New

York City family history can be identified without setting foot on Broadway using a broad array of free

and subscription internet sites as well as some conventional sources. These resources will be evaluated

in the context of the questions and needs of lecture participants.


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Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]

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