This Week's Free & Lively JewishGen Webinar: Dying to Find Out - Beyond Death Certificates #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

The entire community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:
Topic: Dying to Find Out: Beyond Death Certificates
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now!
Speaker: Avrohom Krauss
About the Talk
Death is the final genealogical event, but death records are often where research begins. A death date can confirm identity and help develop an accurate personal profile. Besides Intrinsic value, death records may point to other significant documents, some lesser known. At times though death records are both difficult to obtain and challenging to interpret. We may even wonder if we found the right record or how to prove we did. But like all records, death certificates do not stand alone. They must be viewed together with burial records from cemeteries, tombstones, undertakers, yahrzeit calendars, plaques, yizkor records, synagogues and society records and others. In this session, we will present strategies for finding and interpreting death records and demonstrate how to craft from them a robust portrait for a lesser known ancestor. Discover treasures buried in your documents that reveal the things you are just ‘dying to find-out.’

About the Speaker

Avrohom Krauss is a veteran educator and genealogist specializing in uniquely Jewish resources. He assisted in the original JewishGen's Online Education Course and is a frequent contributor to AVOTAYNU in print and Avotaynu Online. Since 2010, Krauss has presented at IAJGS conferences on topics such as immigration, landsmanshaftn, relief organizations, and the Hebrew calendar. In addition to his local genealogical society, the Israel Genealogical Research Association (IGRA) Avrohom has featured (virtually) or prerecorded at other societies’ meetings. He also belongs to Gesher Galicia, Litvak SIG, Belaus SIG and JGS (NYC). A native of Elizabeth, NJ, Avrohom resides in Telz-Stone, Israel.

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