In memory of Jill Anderson z'l #lithuania #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 


Dear JewishGen Community,
 
We were deeply saddened to learn of Jill Anderson's untimely passing this past weekend.
 
While in her professional life she worked as a presenter and newsreader at BBC radio, she is perhaps most well known for the direct and indelible impact she made to the field of Lithuanian genealogical research. Over the last 10 years, she volunteered for the LitvakSIG (a JewishGen partner), first as a District Research Group Coordinator, then as a board member, and most recently as the President. During that time, she was a frequent speaker at conferences, created new initiatives, and developed strategic partnerships which led to significant organizational growth. Many thousands of Jewish genealogical researchers have learned about their roots as a result of her efforts, and she will be deeply missed.
 
We send our sincere condolences to her family and many friends throughout the world. 
May her family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
 
Avraham Groll, Executive Director
on behalf of the JewishGen Team