JGASG Philadelphia- March 15 ,2020 Meeting

Lois Sernoff

JGASG Philadelphia- March 15th Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm

Place: Main Line Reform Temple
          Corner: Montgomery Ave & Penn Rd.
          Wynnewood, PA

Speaker: Joel Spector Director of Metrical Record Projects, JewishGen Ukraine Research Group


Topic: The Krakovsky Documents: Utilization of the Data by the Ukraine Research Group and Its Preservation on JewishGen

Joel is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group.
Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to
individuals and groups. Currently Joel is a member of the Ukraine Research Group and serves as its Director of Metric Record Projects. Joel has been actively
engaged in genealogy for over 30 years and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias He has produced a unique English
language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia.

For several years, Alex Krakovsky, a Ukrainian Jew, has been scanning metrical and census records found in long-closed Ukrainian archives. He has placed the
indexes, in Cyrillic, on a webpage where they can easily be accessed by anyone interested. This presentation will first discuss the origin and method of Alex's data
acquisition, and then give an overview of the contents of his site.

The Ukraine Research Group, formerly the Ukraine SIG, has begun a project to make English language indexes to these documents available. Joel will describe the Group's
current Metrical Records Project, whose purpose is to transliterate components of the documents and make the data available for researchers on JewishGen.

Mentors will also be available from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting to help with your research efforts.

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Member are welcome without charge
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Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]

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