JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland December 18 program #general

Susan Steeble

Speaker: Lara Diamond
Title: “Ukraine by Train (and by Car and Van and Foot...)”
Date and Time: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Lara Diamond will take you on a voyage of discovery through what was Russia,
Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary when her ancestors left—but which is now all
in Ukraine. >from the farmlands of Volhynia (where her family members are still
remembered) to the cemeteries in the middle of Podolia forests; >from the rural
villages of the Carpathian Mountains to modern Lviv, Lara will show you what
modern-day Ukraine looks like, what is left of Jewish Ukraine, and what she
discovered relating to her own family.

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 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 recently took over running JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG and in addition
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

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