"Computer guy" Gary Sandler's interest in genealogy came from his curiosity as to whether he's related to actor Adam Sandler. For more than eight years, he’s been researching and documenting his Russian, Lithuanian and Polish roots.
To find out if Gary is related to Adam, you'll have to attend his talk, “How My Family Unexpectedly Materialized in Ellis Island Records and So Can Yours,” at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento's next meeting, at 10am, Sunday, February 15.
Sandler will demonstrate his longtime search for family members on the Ellis Island Web site. He had heard the stories about when and how his family arrived, and scoured the records for years, with no success. Ultimately, however, he did succeed and he'll share his helpful search strategies.
A computer guy for more than 3 decades, he worked, in 2006, with Steve Morse to create the Gold Form for searching Ellis Island passenger records.
The group meets at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St., Sacramento.
For more details, visit the JGSS site.