You are invited to attend the Jewish Genealogy Study Group series to be held 7th and 14th February 2018. The live broadcasts begin at Noon Eastern. Registration is free, and the webinars will be archived with comments and links we mention here in DearMYRTLE’s blog.
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Emily Garber,
researcher, speaker and writer, has been conducting family history research since 2007.  She specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both Eastern European and German Jewish immigrants. Her client work has included research into narrowly-defined genealogical problems as well as development and writing of broadly-based family history narratives. In June 2013, she toured family shtetlach (communities) in Ukraine and explored archives in Lviv, Khmelnitsky and Zhitomyr.

An archaeologist by training (B.A., and M.A.), she recently retired after a 30+ year career in natural resources management. She holds a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program.  She has created a Kehilalinks webpage ( and writes a family history blog (

Emily has authored three articles published in Avotaynu. The most recent is in the Avotaynu 32:3 (Fall 2016): “Beyond the Manifest: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Confirm One’s Ancestral Origins.”

Emily is Chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogical Society and on the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. She has served for several years as one of the moderators of the JewishGen Discussion Group and communications director of the Ukraine Special Interest Group. Emily owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services.