What the Genealogist Needs to Know About Jewish Family Names

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

From the genealogical perspective, Jewish family names are anything but simple. In this talk, we will consider how, why and when Jews acquired family names; what kinds of names they adopted; some special aspects of rabbinical names; techniques devised to avoid being identified; spelling considerations; Soundex; the variable effects of emigration; expert sources; and a few words about how to locate maiden names and married names of women.

Dr. Sallyann Sackis the founding chair of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy; past president of IAJGS and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award; editor and co-owner of AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy; founder of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington; author or co-author of seven genealogy books; and chair or co-chair of seven IAJGS conferences.

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