Speaker: Mindie Kaplan
Title: “Finding Your Kaplans: How to Research Common Names”
Date and Time: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD
Please join us on Sunday, June 25, 2017, to hear Mindie Kaplan present “Finding
Your Kaplans: How to Research Common Names.” Looking for “Harry Glassman” in NYC?
How do you know that you found the right ship manifest? This session will present
case studies of how to research common names in different cities and time periods
in the U.S. and how to confirm your findings with traditional methods, as well as
new ones, such as DNA testing. You’ll walk away with a list of concrete
techniques that can help you find that elusive ancestor.
Mindie Kaplan has been involved in Jewish genealogy for more than 20 years and has
a family tree consisting of more than 3500 individuals. When printed, her Splaver
Family Tree is 197 pages long, including photos, biographies, stories, and
references. Her Entes Family Tree is 110 pages. She gave a presentation in 2016 at
the IAJGS conference in Seattle and has presented programs in the past for both the
Maryland and Greater Washington Jewish Genealogy Societies. In addition, she has
attended nearly every annual IAJGS conference since the 2003 conference in
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.
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