IGRA Free Webinar - “How Family Belongings, Objects and Ephemera Can Provide Insight into Our Families’ Lives” #announcements #events

Garri Regev

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will be broadcasting a free webinar in English on Sunday, November 15th at 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm (EST). The topic of the webinar is “How Family Belongings, Objects and Ephemera Can Provide Insight into Our Families’ Lives”  by Elena Biegel Bazes

Most researchers concentrate on records and documents when researching their families, but there are many clues to be found among family belongings and ephemera (items meant to last for a short time) that can enhance your research and provide insight into your family, such as the society in which they lived, their personalities, interests and much more. This presentation will discuss what belongings to look for to obtain clues and how this information can expand your research. Many examples of these items will be given during the presentation that could lead you to answer your questions and at the very least will enable you to assemble a bigger picture of your family members and their history.

Elena Bazes is IGRA secretary, newsletter editor and a member of the webinar committee. She has been doing genealogy research on her family since the early 1980’s. Elena lectured at the IAJGS conference in Orlando in 2017 and at meetings in Ra’anana on various genealogy topics. She is also a contributing editor to Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy. Elena is a retired college lecturer and lawyer.

Advanced registration is required:  You will receive confirmation of your registration with your personal Zoom link to enter the session. A reminder will be sent out closer to the date of the webinar.

To register:


Garri Regev

IGRA President