SCJGS: invites you Strategies that Worked! Free for Everyone on October 3, 2021-1pm Pacific #dna #announcements #events

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society

Strategies that Worked!

a SCJGS member double presentation

with experienced researchers, Shirley Ginzburg & Lee Jaffe

Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1 pm Pacific Zone Time

Free for Everyone

Program Descriptions

The Awful Truth About Mike And Fred or Solving A Family Mystery! with Shirley Ginzburg

Shirley will share about 25 photos and documents that plot the zig-zag route to how she solved the mystery.  One important point for everyone is that the proof documents are not solved in chronological order...which means frustrating dives in the  wrong  direction, often.  The common tools/sources plus a couple obscure ones revealed a lot about the career of a popular bandleader.
Looking For My Great-grandfather, Joseph Schwartz and Finding 300 New Cousins with Lee Jaffe

Joseph Schwartz's life in the US is well-documented: yet nothing certain has been found about him beforehand.  Lee will report on his ongoing work to uncover his great-grandfather's past, from searching traditional sources to pursuing leads from DNA testing, concluding with a progress report on efforts to launch an "ancestry project" in collaboration with potential cousins.

Speaker Bios

Lee Jaffe was introduced to family research in the 1980s when he was given two family trees: he has been expanding his family tree and his skills ever since, most recently exploring DNA testing.  Lee was a librarian at UC Santa Cruz before retiring in 2014.

Shirley  Ginzburg inherited her mother's cache of shorthand notes, photos and love for family research while interviewing many of their elders.   Shirley's research  stretches over a dozen family lines, across American cities, Belarus, the western Ukraine, and Poland.  She enjoys writing vignettes about her relatives and their struggles to adapt through poverty and wars, the Depression, relocation, loss and triumphs, too.

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Questions Contact: Leah Kushner

 President, SCJGS
Santa Cruz, California

co-sponsor Chadeish Yameinu

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