Jewish family research can be complex. Using JewishGen.org as our basis we'll have a chance to experience locating an ancestral village, searching for records in Poland, Lithuania & Galicia, finding others researching similar family names and accessing tombstone information. Additional websites with information available will be mentioned as well - JRI-Poland.org; LitvakSIG.org; GesherGalicia. org; BillionGraves.com; FindAGrave.com You'll better understand the kinds of records available, strategies to interpreting them and important clues in building a Jewish family history will be discussed.
Garri Regev has lived in Israel since 1978 and was an elementary teacher for more than 20 years there. Garri has been doing genealogical research for over 20 years. She has lectured in Genealogy to many adult groups including Hadassah, Touro College, the Central Zionist Archives, EVA/MINERVA and IAJGS Conferences. Garri currently volunteers at the Israel Museum, at the CZA and the NLI Genealogy Center. She was President of the Israel Genealogical Society and of the Israel Genealogy Research Association. She was the Vice-Chair of the 2015 IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem and co-chair of program. Currently Garri is a Board Member of the LitvakSIG, the primary internet resource for Lithuanian-Jewish (Litvak) genealogy research worldwide Special Interest Group.