Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland program Jan 26, 2020

Susan Steeble

Speaker: Lara Diamond
Title: “Jewish Genealogy 101”
Date and Time: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, January 26, 2020, when Lara Diamond presents our next program: “Jewish Genealogy 101.” This overview of genealogy resources available for Jewish genealogy will include online sources and documents not yet online for both the United States and Europe; Lara will also cover some basic knowledge critical to researching one’s Jewish roots.

Lara Diamond has been researching her family for 25 years, starting as a middle school student. She has traced all branches of her family 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. As she is an Ashkenazic Jew, she gets to have particular fun with her completely endogamous genome. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, leads JewishGen’s Subcarpathian SIG, and is on JewishGen’s Ukraine SIG's board of directors. She also runs multiple district- and town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about DNA and her Eastern European research at

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. 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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