JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland March 27 program #general

Susan Steeble

Speaker: Lara Diamond
Title: "Movement between Towns in Eastern Europe" (a.k.a. "Ancestral
Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral")
Date and Time: Sunday, March 27, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, March 27, 2016, for our next program,
"Movement between Towns in Eastern Europe" (a.k.a. "Ancestral Towns
May Not Have Been So Ancestral"), presented by Lara Diamond.

Many researchers, once they have discovered the town >from which their
ancestors left Eastern Europe, assume that their families must have
lived in that town or the vicinity for many generations. While this
was true for some families, there was significant movement through
broad swaths of Europe by many Jews for a variety of reasons. The
speaker will demonstrate the breadth of some families' movements with
examples >from her own research and will discuss the types of documents
used to trace those families' travels.

Lara Diamond is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
(JGSMD) and has been researching her family for 25 years, since she
was too young to have a driver's license and had to rely on her mother
as a chauffeur. She lives in Maryland. Lara has traced all branches of
her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe
using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of
her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus
and Poland. She runs several town-focused projects to collect
documentation to assist all those researching ancestors >from common
towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD

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