JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. BRICK WALLS AND BREAKTHROUGHS. Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 7:30 p.m.. ET. #jgs-iajgs #announcements
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO
BRICK WALLS AND BREAKTHROUGHS
Four members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto give a brief report to their fellow Society members and guests on their recent successes.
Kenneth Golish raises the question: “Why Did My Grandfather Return to Poland After Settling in America”? Before his father’s death, Kenneth heard the story of his grandfather’s return to the Kielce area of Poland. Never knowing the real reason behind the return, he spent several years researching this question until the truth was finally revealed.
Howard Goldstein presents “From Silver to Slapak”, a very recent discovery that was forty years in the making. One document finally pulled all of the pieces together, providing evidence of the original surname, the town of origin and connections to family in Montreal and Massachusetts.
Marla Waltman shares “A Twenty Year Question Mark Resolved”, a major breakthrough on her maternal line, the Organik-Organkiewicz-Organ family from small towns in the Kielce-Radom region of Poland. Marla recently discovered a DNA link that could not be connected with the necessary paper trail. After working on her family tree for decades she has now found proof that led her to discover a large maternal branch in the USA.
Henry Blumberg tells the story, “The “Elusive” Crazy Uncle”, a deep dive into a rabbit hole, taking five years to emerge and discover the true relationship.
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