SCJGS invites you to: The Importance of Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research #announcements #events

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

The Importance of Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research

Speaker: Nolan Altman

Sunday, December 12th- 1 pm Pacific Time Zone/4 pm Eastern


Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests

Headstone inscriptions provide one of the most important tools for those researching their Jewish genealogical history, patronymic naming. This presentation will familiarize the attendees with the evolution of family surnames and the practice of patronymic naming. Also, a trip to the cemetery:  including symbols and how to understand Hebrew inscriptions.

Nolan Altman was bit by the “genealogy bug” when he was inspired to write his family history in 1996 in memory of his mother. After  making use of the valuable information on  JewishGen, he volunteered to do data entry on  various projects. In time, he was asked to become the Coordinator for JewishGenʼs Holocaust Database and subsequently the  Coordinator for the JOWBR (JewishGenʼs Online  Worldwide Burial Registry) project. Nolan works with volunteers from around the world helping to grow both data-bases for the benefit of family members and researchers. Nolan currently holds the position of JewishGenʼs Vice President for Data Acquisition and will focus on growing the JOWBR, Holocaust databases and JewishGenʼs new Memorial Plaque project. He is currently on the board of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and was President of JGSLI (Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island), where he coordinates their  Yearbook, Cemetery, and Memorial Plaque projects. Nolan is also a member of the JGS of New York. 

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Contact: Leah Kushner

President, SCJGS
Santa Cruz, California


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co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu
Leah Kushner, SCJGS