07 April 2011

Sacramento: 'The French Connection,' April 17

On the menu at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento is the "French Connection," with Susanne Levitsky, on Sunday, April 17.

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

A third-generation Californian whose great-grandfather arrived in California from France in 1870 and settled in Yolo County, Susanne will speak on her family's emigration and trace their lives through WWII. She will also discuss the fate of many French Jews during the war.

She will include her trip to France last fall and offer some suggestions for Jewish visitors to Paris.

In the fourth grade, Susanne began writing to a French cousin and became interested in genealogy through handwritten family trees compiled by French relatives. She spent a year in college at the University of Bordeaux and has returned to France numerous times to visit relatives and track down more details of her family's history.

For more information, click on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento.

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