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19 January 2021 @ 10:30 am
Sarah Kiefer, RPL Local History Librarian
201-670-5600 x135

Ridgewood Public Library Online
What's Different about Jewish Genealogy?
Thursday, 19 January, 10:30am NEW DATE [Classes normally last an hour or so, depending on Q&A.]
Online—Virtual Class

Instructor: Barbara Ellman

What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? This class will focus on Jewish naming patterns, how to find the elusive ancestral town, identifying if vital records for your ancestral town exist and where they can be located. Many on-line resources including will be covered. Basic genealogical research methods will be covered briefly.

Registration required:

Webinar login instructions will be sent closer to the date of the class.

Questions? Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or

Barbara Ellman is President of the GSBC. She is an expert in Jewish genealogy and has researched her maternal family back to the mid-1700s in Drohobych, Ukraine. Barbara is a computer systems analyst and assists JewishGen with various website projects and databases and is a frequent speaker on Jewish genealogy, immigration, and New York research.