Jewish Genealogy Research Deep-Dive Virtual Workshop -- this Sunday #announcements #education

Michael Moritz

Looking for your Jewish ancestors?  Not sure where to turn?  Seeking some new tips?
This Sunday, in conjunction with the Greater Houston JGS, I will be leading a four-hour virtual workshop on Jewish genealogy research (don't worry, there are intermissions!).  An outline of the workshop is below; the workshop includes all three segments.
Jewish Genealogy Research Intro Series
Sunday, January 31, 2021, at either 11:00-3:00 EST or 4:30-8:30 EST
Segment 1: Where to Look.  Introduction to the most important databases for Jewish genealogical research and how to make the most out of your searches. Discussion of general commercial databases, specific Jewish databases, burial databases, Holocaust databases, Jewish newspaper collections and more.
Segment 2: What's in a Name?  Introduction to Jewish naming practices and how names changed when coming to English-speaking lands. We will touch on the "Ellis Island myth" and explore how to find an ancestor's "original" name through records research, including naturalization records, gravestones and ship records.
Segment 3: The Old Country.  Introduction to locating where your ancestors came from in Europe. Background discussion on European historical borders and how they have shifted through time. Exploration of the best sources to use in order to locate what town in Europe your family came from, and where to turn next once you have located that information.
Registration and fee information is available here:
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Michael Moritz (New York)
Note that while I am the Director of the Romania RD, this is not a JewishGen event, but is being offered in conjunction with the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogy Society.