11 January 2010

Sacramento: Everyone has a story, Jan. 17

Everyone has a story to tell, says Joann Weiser, who will discuss the importance of preserving stories of family members and ancestors at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento on Sunday, January 17.

The program begins at 10am at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St.,

Memories not recorded are soon forgotten. How often have you heard someone say, “I wish I would have asked my mother or father more about their lives?”

Originally from Sacramento, she met her Israeli husband while earning a teaching credential at CSUS. They moved to Israel, where they spent 28 years before returning to the Sacramento area.

The idea of becoming a personal historian came about on one of her visits back to Israel, where preserving the personal histories of Holocaust survivors and Israeli pioneers has become a national priority.

She is a member of the Association of Personal Historians and helps people write their life stories.

For more information, click on the JGSS website.

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