JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday October 13 at 7:00 PM Eastern – Using the ‘Forverts’ for Family History #announcements #events #education
Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting with guest speaker Michael Morgenstern.
JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!
Wednesday, October 13th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom
Speaker: Michael Morgenstern
Founded in 1897, the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) was a leading Yiddish language newspaper in the United States throughout the 20th century. Most of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database. This lecture will examine hidden genealogical gems within this newspaper, some of which can be found with minimal or no Yiddish skills. Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the “Gallery of Vanished Husbands.” This lecture will also cover the historical and cultural context of the newspaper, which will help evaluate its relevance to a researcher’s individual family history. The speaker is currently translating genealogically significant segments of the “Forverts.”
There are two ways to join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: This will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join).
When: October 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.
This webinar is free and open to the public.
I look forward to "seeing" you all then!
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766