Free Webinar: Translating Russian Documents for the Non-Russian Speaker #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Alan Levine.
Translating Russian Documents
for the Non-Russian Speaker

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:30 pm Eastern Time (New York)
One of the obstacles faced by researchers involves translating documents from Russian
or other languages. Fortunately, it does not require fluency in that language in order to
extract the important information. In this talk, Dr. Alan Levine will describe strategies for doing this that require only knowledge of the alphabet and a few basic rules of grammar.
This webinar has been organized by the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division. 

Dr. Alan Levine was born in New York and received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University. Somewhere along the way, he studied Russian for two years. Since 1983, he has been teaching mathematics at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He got started researching his family in 2004. Some of his paternal grandmother's family (surname TETELMAN) came from Teleneshti and Kishinev. In 2007, he contacted Bob Wascou (z'l) about doing some translations of vital records from Russian. After Bob's passing, he began working for Yefim Kogan and the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division. In his spare time, he conducts the choir at his synagogue (where, coincidentally, some of the Wascou family are members), plays piano and enjoys his grandchildren.
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