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Members Only Potluck Luncheon
Sunday, June 2
Members Only Potluck Luncheon  (Society Meetings)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD
 
Program: Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore
Does your family have stories that have defied genealogical documentation? What steps should be taken to understand and determine the truth? This presentation will explore two case studies in which family stories were exhaustively researched and evaluated using traditional documentation sources and DNA testing results.
 
Speaker: Emily Garber is a researcher, speaker and writer who has been conducting family history research since 2007. In June 2013, she toured family shtetlach in Ukraine and explored archives in Lviv, Khmelnitsky and Zhitomyr. An archaeologist by training and retired civil servant, she holds a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program. She has created a Kehilalinks webpage for Yurovschchina and writes a family history blog. She has authored three articles published in Avotaynu. She is also Chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogical Society and on the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, and has served for several years as a moderator of the JewishGen Discussion Group and communications director of the Ukraine Special Interest Group.
 
Potluck Assignments
Last name A-G, Dairy or Vegetarian Side Dish
Last name H-R, Dairy or Vegetarian Main Dish
Last name S-Z, Dessert
 
There will be a kosher table available. If you bring a kosher dish, please clearly label it as kosher.
 
 
This program is for members only. No guests, please.