28 2018

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto. Challenges in Accessing Records

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Darchei Noam 864 Sheppard Avenue West
Toronto, ON M3H 2T5

Contact Les Kelman

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto.
Challenges in Accessing Records from Ukraine
Speaker: Dr. Janette Silverman

Doors open at 7:30 pm
Research and travel in Ukraine is different from traveling through Canada, the US, and many other places in Europe. Dr. Silverman will speak of some challenges for travelers and researchers and how to avoid/overcome them, and prepare for a visit.

Examples of visits to several archives in Ukraine will be discussed, and samples of documents found in the archives will be reviewed. Conditions of cemeteries will be briefly touched on, and what can be done to preserve what is still standing.Dr. Silverman will also discuss how some Ukrainian archival material can be accessed without travel to Ukraine.

Using the video conferencing technology of a GoToMeeting, Dr. Silverman will speak to us from Florida in real time via the internet. There will be ample opportunity for questions and answers.

Dr. Silverman holds a doctorate of Jewish Studies specializing in Jewish genealogical research from Spertus Institute in Chicago. She is a Senior Genealogist/Research Team Manager providing private client research for ProGenealogist, a division of, focusing on Eastern European and Jewish research.

Janette is a volunteer JewishGen Ukraine SIG Coordinator and moderator of the JewishGen Discussion Group. In 2017 she was JewishGen Volunteer of the Year, as well as Chair of the 2016 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference in Seattle, Washington. In August 2018 she led a group of researchers to the archives in Lithuania, Ukraine Moldova, Romania and Poland.

Members: Free    Guests: $5 Tel: 647-247-6414
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