& Arline Sachs,
We Salute You!
2007 - For ten years Sidney
and Arline Sachs have produced a public access television series,
Tracing Your Family Roots, which deals with Jewish genealogy. The
seriesí shows have increased the knowledge of available resources,
demonstrated creative techniques, and increased the number of individuals
who participate in Jewish genealogy. Sidney has produced the series,
while Arline and Dr. Sallyann Sack have performed as co-hosts of
the show. Until recently, the shows were broadcast in the District
of Columbia/ Maryland/Virginia area but, as of a year ago, the shows
have been digitized and placed on the Internet at http://tracingroots.nova.org.
This website provides direct access to thirty shows and also provides
a list of all shows that have aired and links to all references
mentioned in the shows.
The show was started to share information with others interested
in doing genealogical research. Since its beginning, the show has
invited over 100 experts on various subjects, including how to gather
information from over twenty-four different countries. Still an
on-going concern, Tracing Your Family Roots has big plans for the
future. Upcoming episodes will include the acquisitions director
of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum who will discuss
how it will make the data of the International Tracing Services,
Ade Sloan, who will explain the United States Citizen and Immigration
Serviceís (USCISís) new fee-for-service genealogy program, and an
expert on Ukrainian archives.
With their Tracing Your Family Roots show, Sidney and Arline have
helped spread the word about Jewish genealogy through their dedicated
and tireless efforts and creative programming.
Arons, Chair, IAJGS Salutes
with Gary Mokotoff
and Elsebeth Paikin