Announcement: JGS of Palm Beach County

Membership Meeting Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Inc

Wednesday February 10, 2010

  • 12:30 pm-12:55 pm: Brick Wall Session
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Brief business meeting, followed by program
(Special Interest Groups meet prior to the general meeting from 11:30 am-12:15 pm: Galicia SIG in main meeting room [Mark Jacobson, with special guest Pam Weisberger Ukraine SIG in Room 2 [Mona Morris]

South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

Non-member guests--$5 (guest fee may be applied toward membership dues)

Pamela Weisberger

"When Leopold Met Lena: Marriage, Divorce and Deception in 1892 New York."

Guest speaker, Pamela Weisberger, internationally recognized genealogist and lecturer presents "When Leopold Met Lena: Marriage, Divorce and Deception in 1892 New York” at the Wednesday February 10 membership meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County Inc. The meeting is at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL at 12:30 PM. There is a $5 admission charge for non-members

Court Records, newspapers, and more bring the past to life as Ms Weisberger unfolds the scandalous story of Leopold and Lena--.beginning in Czestochowa, Poland, Austria and continuing on to Manhattan's Lower East Side and Little Rock, Arkansas. The tumultuous, romantic and litigious world of our immigrant ancestors unfolds as Weisberger demonstrates how present-day genealogical research is used to solve 19th-century mysteries.

Documenting her family’s history for over twenty years, Ms Weisberger has traveled throughout Eastern Europe visiting ancestral towns and villages and conducting research in Polish, Ukrainian and Hungarian archives. A special area of interest has been late 19th to early 20th century city directories, newspapers and court records. She has also produced the documentaries, “I Remember Jewish Drohobycz,” and “Genealogy Anyone? Twenty-Five Years in the Life of the JGSLA.”

She is currently the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, President and Research Coordinator for Gesher Galicia, and a co-chair for the 2010 IAJGS Los Angeles Conference
She holds a B.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. in Broadcasting from Boston University.

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Helene Seaman For special Interest Groups, contact Marvin Lopatin,
For additional program information contact:
Sylvia Nusinov 561 483-1060
Marilyn Newman 561 775-4920

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