JGS of Santa Cruz invites you to Historic Yiddish Newspaper: Using the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward-) For Family History with Michael Morganstern on January 8 #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society 

Events: Historic Yiddish Newspaper: Using the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward-) For Family History 

Sunday, January 8 , 2023 , 1 pm Pacific Time

Speakers: Michael Morgenstern

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Sunday, January 8, 1 pm Pacific Time Zone 

Speaker: Michael Morgenstern 

Description:  Founded in 1897, the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) was a leading Yiddish language newspaper in the United States throughout the 20th century. Most of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online. Historical Jewish Press database. This lecture will examine hidden genealogical gems within this newspaper, some of which can be found with minimal or no Yiddish skills. Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the “Gallery of Missing Husbands.” This lecture will also cover the historical and cultural context of the newspaper, which will help evaluate its relevance to a researcherʼs individual family history.

Bio: Michael Morgenstern is a native of Los Angeles, California. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at Loyola Marymount University, he worked as a researcher on TLCʼs “Who Do You Think You Are?” history and genealogy show. Since 2014, he has worked as an educator at Holocaust Museum Los Angeles. He has been an avid genealogy researcher since he was 16 in 2006. He has volunteered genealogy research to Holocaust survivors, focusing on those who do not have any prewar family documents or photographs. Lately, he has translated segments of the “Jewish Daily Forward” from Yiddish to English for JewishGen. Some of his work can be seen at “The Forward: A Gallery of Missing Husbands (1908-1914).”

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