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So, You Wanna Be a Jewish Genealogist? w/Robinn Magid 1PM
February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday // February 7 // 1PM // via Zoom
So, You Wanna Be a Jewish Genealogist?
with Robinn Magid
During the pandemic, record numbers of people are dabbling in DNA tests, scouring the Internet for their family connections or looking for new family projects. This 45 minute presentation will introduce you to the friendly, interconnected world of Jewish Genealogy. Bring your family and your questions and come learn the resources and basic techniques that experienced genealogists use to discover our past and save our collective memory for future generations. Even if you are an experienced genealogist, you may learn something new!
Robinn Magid is the Assistant Director of JRI-Poland.org and a recent recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. She recently became the project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland website, search engine and database. She a frequent speaker and writer on Jewish genealogy topics.
Robinn’s genealogical work resulted in her being recognized by the City of Lublin, Poland – her grandmother’s hometown – with a medal from the mayor for inspiring the future and cultural identity of that city of 340,000 people on Lublin’s 700th birthday in 2017.
Robinn has spoken at many IAJGS conferences on behalf of JRI-Poland and has served as the chair of two groundbreaking conferences: IAJGS 2018 Warsaw, Poland conference, and the IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a member of the San Francisco – Bay Area JGS and has spoken to her group and to other societies. Robinn is sheltering-at-home in Berkeley, California with her husband, four grown children and new daughter-in-law.