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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia with Serafima Velkovich

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Time: 1 p.m. for optional check in, chat and schmooze
Official program starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Serafima Velkovich, head of Yad Vashem’s Family Roots Research Section
Topic: The Central Database of Shoah Victims Names and Other Genealogical Sources at Yad Vashem

Velkovich is the head of the Family Roots Research Section in the Reference and Information Department of the Yad Vashem Archives division. She has been working at Yad Vashem for 17 years. She is also a PhD Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Velkovicha was closely involved in the work on names material in Yad Vashem`s databases. At the same time, the main research field is family roots. She lectures on the use of Yad Vashem resources for genealogical and other research to various groups, as well as to visiting genealogists and organizations who make use of genealogical tools for their research. She participates in international conferences and films on Holocaust topics.

Over 4.8 million of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices are commemorated in Yad Vashem’s online Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names. The lecture will highlight new features and materials, as well as “tips” on utilizing the database to the fullest. It will also include guidance on the use of other Yad Vashem sources online that are relevant for genealogists.

This meeting is for members only. All members joining now will receive membership through Dec. 31, 2022. Check our website for complete membership info., benefits, and future programming: jgasgp.org. Non-members have access to our comprehensive beginner’s guide. Contact me prior to the meeting with any questions. I need to be aware if you join prior the morning of the meeting to send you the link. Meetings are recorded for members only.

Marilyn Mazer Golden, membership vice president
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March 6
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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