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Sunday, October 2, 2022

SFBAJGS Presentation ZOOM

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

1:00 pm until 2:30 pm, Pacific Time
At Your Home

Topic: Using the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Digital Resources from Home

Speaker: Megan Lewis

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has multiple digital resources that family historians can use in their research. More and more of these resources are becoming available to people unable to travel to Washington, DC. This presentation will demonstrate these resources, including some unfamiliar to most genealogists, and provide hints on how to use them effectively.

Excitingly USHMM recently uploaded more than 60 collections from Ukrainian State Archives that researchers can now access (and download) online through our Collections Search catalog. Records are from all over Ukraine, including eastern Galicia, Kyiv region, Odessa and Mykolaiv regions, Khmelnitskiy, Rivne, Vinnitsa, and Transcarpathia and equal several million pages of material. Holocaust-era records include censuses, slave labor lists, and information about confiscated Jewish property. Postwar records include the return of evacuees. Many collections contain interwar records that are full of genealogical information such as passport applications, records from a wide variety of Jewish organizations, school records, probate records, and records regarding victims of the 1919–1921 pogroms. Also new is an improved system for downloading records from the Collections Search catalog and the addition of dozens of personal paper collections.

Since 1998, Megan Lewis has served in different roles at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and has developed a deep knowledge of the Museum resources that can be used in genealogy. She has spoken at many genealogy conferences, meetings, and programs. Megan currently serves as a reference librarian at the USHMM Library and Archives reference desk. She earned a BA in History and a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Maryland. In addition, she holds a post graduate certificate in Curation and Management of Digital Assets.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

SFBAJGS Presentation ZOOM

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

??? pm until ??? pm, Pacific Time
At Your Home

Topic: Family Research Spawns Debut Novel

Speaker: Judith Berlowitz

Share Judith’s journey from genealogical search for a single surname to an investigation into the life of a woman whose name ended up in Gestapo and Soviet records but whose story had yet to be told.

Los Angeles-born Judith Berlowitz couldn’t wait to retire from her position teaching Spanish at Mills College to step into the world of fiction. Judith’s experience in genealogy opened one door, but her background as a musician, tour guide, and medical interpreter took her all the way to her first novel. Judith lives in San Francisco with her husband and sings in the San Francisco Bach Choir. Her site is https://judithberlowitzauthor.com/.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

SFBAJGS Presentation ZOOM

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

1:00 pm until 2:30 pm, Pacific Time
At Your Home

Topic: The Increasingly Accessible U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Correspondence Files

Speaker: Marian Smith

This presentation will introduce researchers to immigration correspondence 1882-1957 and Bureau of Naturalization correspondence 1906-1946 at the National Archives (NARA) in Washington, DC, then discuss various finding aids that give access to the files. Among the finding aids covered will be original finding aids and indices (some digitized online, some available only at NARA) as well as in-progress indices being created by NARA to break down what has been a brick wall barring access. Also discussed will be how to request correspondence files from NARA.

Marian Smith is retired after 30 years as an historian for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), later U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She now spends some of her time working to create a course on researching U.S. immigration and nationality records, and occasionally speaks to researcher groups on late 19th- and 20th-century immigration and naturalization record topics.

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