Saturday, July 18, 2020

Free Webinar: What the Genealogist Needs to Know About Jewish Family Names

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Sallyann Sack.

What the Genealogist Needs to Know About Jewish Family Names
WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 3:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

From the genealogical perspective, Jewish family names are anything but simple. In this talk, we will consider how, why and when Jews acquired family names; what kinds of names they adopted; some special aspects of rabbinical names; techniques devised to avoid being identified; spelling considerations; soundex; the variable effects of emigration; expert sources; and a few words about how to locate maiden names and married names of women.

Dr. Sallyann Sack is the founding chair of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy; past president of IAJGS and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award; editor and co-owner of AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy; founder of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington; author or co-author of seven genealogy books; and chair or co-chair of seven IAJGS conferences.

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