We hope you will be able to join us for presentations by Lara Diamond at the monthly program meeting on Thursday, November 15th, and by Anne Bolen at the monthly education program meeting on Saturday, November 17th.
General Program Meeting – Journey Through Ukraine presented by Lara Diamond
Please note the change in meeting location and starting time.
The November Society program meeting will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m.
For security reasons registration is required. You can register at https://www.jccnv.org/
. There is a registration fee to help pay the costs for security and facility maintenance. The advance registration fee is $5.00 with the promo code FXGS1. Registration at the door is $10.00. If you have questions or prefer to register with a person, you can contact Shari Burman at the JCC. Her phone number is 703-537-3068.
Upon request the Fairfax Genealogical Society will reimburse FxGS members the $5.00 early registration fee for those members attending this meeting. Your request can be submitted to the FxGS Treasurer at email@example.com
after the meeting.
Learn about a September 2016 voyage of discovery through what was Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary when the speaker’s ancestors emigrated--but which is now all in Ukraine. From the farmlands of Volhynia (where her family members are still remembered!) to overgrown cemeteries in the middle of Podolia; from the rural villages of the Carpathian Mountains to modern Lviv, Lara will show you what modern-day Ukraine looks like, what is left of Jewish Ukraine, and what she discovered relating to her own family.
: Lara has been researching her family for 25 years and has traced all branches of her family multiple generations back in Europe using Russian and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, plus some Belarus and Poland. She recently assumed leadership of Jewish Gen’s Subcarpathian SIG and also runs several town-focused projects. She blogs at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com
Education Program Meeting - Why You Should Share Your Own Story and Tackling Oral History Interviews on Your Own presented by Anne Bolen
The November education program meeting will be held at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Tracing Genealogy Forwards: Why You Should Share Your Own Story
Families used to have extensive written documents from which to construct their history. But in today’s world, telephone and web-based communication have largely replaced those valuable historical records. This presentation will show how personal stories can help provide context for understanding our times, and how bringing history to life can benefit both the storyteller and the listener.
Tackling Oral History Interviews on Your Own
This is a “how-to” presentation about capturing the best stories through the oral history interview process. Topics will include interview environments, question suggestions, tackling difficult topics, and what to do once the recording stops. This presentation is aimed at genealogists of all ages and skill levels and those simply interested in family history.
Presenter: With over 25 years in the museum and archives field, Anne Bolen is passionate about preserving our national and community stories. Her work towards understanding the personal side of history and collecting interviews for schools and museums inspired her to found her own company which records memories and experiences for individuals and their families.
Please note: For those attending the meetings at the Dunn Loring Fire Station, remember that the overflow parking for the fire station is at the adjacent Kilmer Middle School. To avoid being towed, do not park in the parking lots of any of the nearby businesses.