13 November 2007

Oregon: Genealogy detective, Nov. 20

One of two Jewish genealogical societies in Oregon, the Portland society's next meeting will feature avid researcher Debbi Korman on "How to be a genealogy detective."

Learn how you can find out about your family even if you have only a little information - and that's false!

Since 1988, Korman has been pursuing her ancestors and focuses on the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Congress Poland. Her family trees date to the late 1700s in those places and she has travelled to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria in search of information. Korman plans someday to cross the Slovak/Ukrainian border on the ultimate hunt for her BERGIDA ancestry.

She has contributed to Hungarian SIG and JRI Poland online databases. A former JGS Los Angeles board member and newsletter editor, she is the current editor of the JGS Oregon's newsletter, "Shalshelet."

The program begins at 7.30pm, Tuesday, November 20, at Portland's Ahavath Achim Synagogue.

For address, directions and more details, click here.

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