We at Gesher Galicia are thrilled to present for our members an exciting presentation by Ms. Jennifer Mendelsohn, one of the true all-stars on the genealogy circuit today,
Jennifer is just an example of some of the talent we have within our membership. She is a proud Galitzianer with two grandparents from the province with connections to the city of Kraków and the towns of Bolechów and Śniatyn. We thank Jennifer for taking the time to record this for our members. We are indeed fortunate to have her both as a member and a presenter.
Jennifer is a seasoned journalist and ghostwriter whose work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, People, Slate, and USA Today.
A native Long Islander now based in Baltimore, Mendelsohn serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and is the administrator of Facebook’s Jewish genetic genealogy group. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she is the creator of the movement known as #resistancegenealogy, a project that uses genealogical and historical records to fight disinformation and honor America’s immigrant past. Her work has received media attention, including being featured on CNN, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.
Jennifer’s presentation discusses using journalism techniques in genealogy. We learn about how her background as a reporter led her to become a genealogist. She talks about how approaching genealogical problems with a journalistic mindset can bolster your research. She gives practical illustrations of how to apply these techniques in real-life research situations.
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Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia