SCJGS invites you to: The Importance of Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research #announcements #events
Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society invites you to
The Importance of Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research
Speaker: Nolan Altman
Sunday, December 12th- 1 pm Pacific Time Zone/4 pm Eastern
Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests
Headstone inscriptions provide one of the most important tools for those researching their Jewish genealogical history, patronymic naming. This presentation will familiarize the attendees with the evolution of family surnames and the practice of patronymic naming. Also, a trip to the cemetery: including symbols and how to understand Hebrew inscriptions.
Nolan Altman was bit by the “genealogy bug” when he was inspired to write his family history in 1996 in memory of his mother. After making use of the valuable information on JewishGen, he volunteered to do data entry on various projects. In time, he was asked to become the Coordinator for JewishGenʼs Holocaust Database and subsequently the Coordinator for the JOWBR (JewishGenʼs Online Worldwide Burial Registry) project. Nolan works with volunteers from around the world helping to grow both data-bases for the benefit of family members and researchers. Nolan currently holds the position of JewishGenʼs Vice President for Data Acquisition and will focus on growing the JOWBR, Holocaust databases and JewishGenʼs new Memorial Plaque project. He is currently on the board of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and was President of JGSLI (Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island), where he coordinates their Yearbook, Cemetery, and Memorial Plaque projects. Nolan is also a member of the JGS of New York.
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co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu
Leah Kushner, SCJGS