Jerusalem-based genealogist Michael Goldstein is a specialist in helping North Americans locate and connect with their Israeli families.
On Dec. 11, he will present “Not for Israel Only: Using Israeli Archives and Resources for Worldwide Jewish Records,” at a Seattle meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State.
He will discuss the use of local Israeli records as well as a range of lesser-known resources which can be used to track down Israeli relatives and/or their descendants. His expertise lies in tracing Israelis whose testimonies are found in Yad Vashem records.
Prior to his program, he will translate documents, photos of tombstones, and other inscriptions written in Yiddish, French or Hebrew. The JGSWS library materials will also be available.
The event is free for JGSWS members; $5 for non-members. Photo ID is required for admission to the venue, check the website for location.