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Genealogy Research for 2G Families
Genealogy Research for 2G Families

Sun, Oct 24



Genealogy Research for 2G Families

An Introduction to Genealogy Research for Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants

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Oct 24, 2021, 4:00 PM



Many Holocaust survivors left Europe without any physical traces of their relatives who perished. Their documentation and photographs of their lives before, destroyed and lost. Michael Morgenstern, a member of the Holocaust Museum LA's Education Department and experienced genealogist, has extensively researched records from this era and is experienced in finding records of survivors and victims. Notably, he has succeeded in helping survivors locate previously unknown photographs of family members who did not survive. In this presentation, Michael will share with you some research tactics, as well as examples of documents that he found for survivors in the community.

Michael Morgenstern is a native of Los Angeles, California. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at Loyola Marymount University, he worked as a researcher on TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" history and genealogy show. Since 2014, he has worked at Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles. He has been an avid genealogy researcher since he was 16. He has volunteered genealogy research to Holocaust survivors, focusing on those who do not have any prewar family documents or photographs. Lately, he has translated segments of the "Jewish Daily Forward" from Yiddish to English for JewishGen.


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