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Orange County CA Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific Time #announcements #jgs-iajgs
The Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society is having its monthly meeting this Sunday at 10:00am Pacific Time. Everyone needs to register. Members are free and non-members are $5.00.
March 26 at 10:00 am (Pacific time zone)
Michael Morgenstern: Genealogical Gems in the Forverts (Jewish Daily Forward)
Founded in 1897, the Forverts 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 Yiddish skills. Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the “Gallery of Missing 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.
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 Holocaust Museum Los Angeles. He has been an avid genealogy researcher since he was 16. 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. Some of his work can be seen at “The Forward: A Gallery of Missing Husbands (1908-1914)”
Register in advance for the virtual meeting. Click this link to register.
Michelle Sandler MLS
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