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Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut Presents “Jewish Genealogical Research in Ukraine”

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents “Jewish Genealogical Research in Ukraine” on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, CT 06111.  This program is free and open to the public.

Ms. Diamond discusses various strategies used to get documents from Ukraine:  hiring private researchers, crowdsourcing research for specific towns, and utilizing the Family History Library’s resources.  Many of these strategies also apply to much of Eastern Europe.  The talk includes demonstrations of the wide variety of document types available for different parts of Ukraine (including those parts formerly in the Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and Poland), allowing you to both trace your family back generations and to gain an understanding of the people they were.

Lara Diamond is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland (JGSMD) and has been researching her family for 25 years, since she was too young to have a driver’s license and had to rely on her mother as a chauffeur.  She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe.  She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at

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