A Journey Through Ukraine

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Date(s) - Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

B'nai Israel Congregation


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will present “A Journey Through Ukraine” featuring Lara Diamond, president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland.
Join Ms. Diamond as she talks about her September 2016 voyage of discovery through what was Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary when her ancestors left–but which is now all in Ukraine. From the farmlands of Volhynia (where her family members are still remembered!) to overgrown cemeteries in the middle of Podolia; from the rural villages of the Carpathian Mountains to modern Lviv, Lara will show you what modern-day Ukraine looks like, what is left of Jewish Ukraine, and what she discovered relating to her own family.

Lara Diamond has been researching her family for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, leads JewishGen’s Subcarpathian SIG, is on Ukraine SIG’s board of directors, and runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), an independent non-profit educational organization, is based in Rockville, Maryland. The society was founded in 1980. It is one of the oldest societies of its kind in the United States.

The society provides a common meeting place for those persons interested in tracing their Jewish ancestral roots and promotes genealogical education in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Society is open to all those interested in Jewish genealogy.