JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland Oct 30 program #general


Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Dick Goldman
Title: "A Trip to Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!"
Date and Time: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville, MD
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!

Please join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library’s meeting room, for our next program, "A Trip to
Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!" presented by Dick
Goldman.

Dick will share his perspective on the trip that he and his children
recently took to visit ancestral homes in Poland, Lithuania, and
Belarus. Before leaving, he carefully reviewed his 60 years of
genealogical research to confirm the towns to be seen, the ancestors
who lived there, and the three centuries of history his forebears
experienced. When he got there, what he discovered was not only
unexpected but, in one case, literally beyond belief! It called into
question decades of research. What he learned provides a valuable
lesson for each of us, regardless of our family origins. At this
program, you will see remnants of our Jewish past and views of
contemporary Eastern Europe, and you'll hear how an experienced
genealogist could be so wrong about so many things -- and for so long.
Dick will also discuss how you can plan a similar trip, possibly
connected with the IAJGS Conference being held in Warsaw in 2018.

Dick Goldman currently serves as Vice President of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Maryland and has twice been its President. He is
adjunct faculty at CCBC, teaching courses in genealogy, and was a
presenter at the IAJGS conference in Seattle this summer. He lectures
frequently on genealogical topics.

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
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations

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