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Marguerite Kealey

Sunday. October 10th   

1-3 pm PT

Zoom Meeting and Presentation

How to use the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) for Genealogy Research


Michael Morgenstern


This U.S. publication  was a leading Yiddish language newspaper during most of the 20th century. As of 2019 it is available online only.  Most the of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database.  This presentation  will cover its historical and cultural context with emphasis on examining hidden genealogical gems  Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the unique feature for tracking family deserters the“Gallery of Vanished Husbands


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 TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" history and genealogy show. Since 2014, he has worked as an educator at the Holocaust Museum of 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.


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Marguerite Kealey
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society,  Program Chair
San Diego, CA