As Jewish genealogists, we depend on gravestones to provide certain information which might not appear anywhere else: the Hebrew names of the decedent and his/her father. What happens when the information on a gravestone is incorrect? What if we can't find the gravestone? This discussion will focus on two case studies and the research involved in finding the correct information in one case, and why the gravestone in the second case couldn't be found.
Speaker: Dr. Janette Silverman is a Senior Genealogist Research Team Manager at Ancestry ProGenealogists, specializing in Eastern European and Jewish genealogy. Janette's doctoral dissertation, In Living Memory, explored her family's background in Eastern Europe and their immigration to the United States from 1885-1925. Janette has served on the IAJGS Board of Directors since 2018 and was lead chair of the 2016 IAJGS conference in Seattle, Washington. She served as Ukraine SIG coordinator for 5+ years.
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