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Researching Your Lithuanian Roots With Barry Halpern

  • December 17, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Current Members June 2023 to June 2024


 Researching Your Lithuanian Roots

With Barry Halpern 

Sunday December 17th 2023 

Program 10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Time

9:30 AM to 10 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share


There are several primary sources for Litvak genealogy research.  LitvakSIG is the primary source with more than 2.5 million Lithuanian  Jewish record translations freely available.  Barry Halpern will offeran overview of the LitvakSIG (Special Interest Group) database andwebsite including the "All Lithuania Database", as well as otherimportant sources. The presentation will detail the best ways to use Litvak databases to achieve optimum results and to enhance yourknowledge of your Litvak family information. It will also include tipsfor determining what records are available, for understanding searchresults, and for accessing information in search results. Thepresentation will also cover other resources such as JewishGen, the USHolocaust Memorial Museum, MyHeritage, etc.

Barry Halpern first began seriously researching his family's genealogy
when he retired to Boulder, Colorado in 2008.  With his four Litvak
grandparents and his Lithuanian born father, he became heavily
involved with the JGSCO and with LitvakSIG.  He has served on the
board of LitvakSIG's as well as the JGSCO and currently runs the
LitvakSIG website.  For the JGSCO, he produced the monthly newsletter
for about 10 years.  Barry has written two books about his parents,
the first being "The Three Lives of my Father", published in 2011;
more recently Barry published a biography of his mother:  "Minnie:
Stories of My Mother's Life".  Barry and his wife Ellie live full-time
in Sarasota, Florida, but both were born and raised in the Boston
area, have  moved dozens of times from state to state and country to
country.  Their three children and four grandchildren all live in the
Colorado in the Boulder-Denver area.

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