This is the first of a two-part Jewish Genealogy Study Group hosted by DearMYRTLE. In this session Emily advised us to be aware of historical, political, and religious context and reminded us to follow our usual research process working backwards, being as thorough as possible and to remember the FAN principle.  We discussed migration patterns, naming systems, translation services and DNA.

Jewish Genealogy Study Group Google Sheet http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy


Emily Garber profileCONTACT
Emily Garber has been conducting family history research since 2007. She specializes in Jewish genealogical research and has worked with records from both German-Jewish and Eastern European 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 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.If you would like to hire Emily as a researcher or as a speaker for your group, this is her contact info as the Association of Professional Genealogists https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=6652


00:44:42 Cousin Russ: Emily Garber’s (going) The Extra Yad Blog http://extrayad.blogspot.com
00:46:52 Cousin Russ: http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina
00:48:32 Cousin Russ: Avotaynu http://www.avotaynu.com
00:52:14 Cousin Russ: Bit.ly Link to the Jewish Genealogy Study Group Sheets http://bit.ly/DM_JewishGenealogy
00:55:36 June Butka: Thank you for the excellent links.
ViewMate at JewishGen

Translation assistance
01:32:00 Jane Belmont: I have a postcard written to my grandfather in Vienna that appears to be written in shorthand. How do I find someone to translate? FB translation group page?
01:33:11 Cousin Russ: JewishGen ViewMate application https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate

01:34:42 Cousin Russ: Genealogy Translations Group on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogytranslation
01:35:17 Cousin Russ: Tracing the Tribe FaceBook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/about
01:35:46 Cousin Russ: Jewish Genealogy Portal https://www.facebook.com/groups/JewishGenealogyPortal

01:42:31 Cousin Russ: JewishGen website http://www.jewishgen.org
01:42:48 Cousin Russ: How to read a Jewish Tombstone https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/tombstones.html
01:50:32 Cousin Russ: Lara Diamond, Lara’s Jewnealogy blog https://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

01:53:18 Cousin Russ: MyHeritage DNA https://www.myheritage.com/dna
01:55:34 Susan Bleimehl: Fascinating topic today. Looking forward to the next one.
01:56:08 Cousin Russ: THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES IN DearMYRTLE’s G+ COMMUNITY HERE https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102461242403735457058/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/TC582PomBVS
01:56:28 Melinda Culpon: Extremely interesting, great job Emily!
01:56:45 Janine Edmée Hakim: Thank you, thank you

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