JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 27 January 2019 meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general


Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm Program of the MN Jewish Genealogical Society
Beth El Learning Center 5225 Barry St.W, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

We are pleased to announce our upcoming talk through MNJGS:
About the Talk: Susan Weinberg will be presenting, Immigration Through a 3-D Lens,
a perspective on immigration through the lens of laws, documents and family story.
With a focus on the 1900s, Susan will examine the immigration laws that affected
entry, the immigration documents that were created out of changes in the laws and
the stories of the Jews who came to America in the 1900s.

Susan has gathered stories >from Jewish elders who grew up in early immigrant
communities, Holocaust survivors who came in the 1940s-50s and immigrants >from the
former Soviet Union who came in the 1970s-90s. Using video clips >from those
interviews, she will tell a lively story of Jewish immigration to the United States
and the life of an immigrant juxtaposed with the documents and laws that framed
that experience.

This timely topic offers a perspective on immigration through the lens of family
story while providing attendees with tools to explore their own family's story.
Please register through the website.
About Susan: Susan is an artist, author and genealogist who focuses her work on
family, cultural and community history. As a genealogist, Susan does research for
clients around the world. Her research has taken her to the Holocaust records in
Germany,archives of Poland and Lithuania, and her ancestral towns in Belarus,
Poland and the Ukraine. Susan created and maintains websites on ancestral towns for She is a frequent public speaker both locally and nationally. She
serves on the board of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and the Jewish
Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

As an artist Susan has created artwork related to family history and the Holocaust.
She exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. Her work includes the Jewish
Identity and Legacy Project, an oral history series with Jewish elders. After
interviewing Jewish elders,Susan developed artwork based on their story, combining
story and art in the book We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Story.

Our new website,, provides some helpful resources:
Submitted by:
Walter S. Elias
President MNJGS