Finding the Only Child's Niece: Truth and Fiction in Genealogical Sources

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Sometimes when researching family history, it becomes evident what we think we know to be true is, in fact, not true. What resources and research techniques can be used to prove or disprove “facts?” How do we reconcile what we find with what we have been told? Professional genealogist, Debra Braverman, will present a variety of case studies to illustrate the process of evaluating and reconciling family stories and research findings.

Debra Braverman is a forensic genealogist, specializing in research for probate and intestacy, and in 19th and 20th century NYC research. She regularly testifies as an expert witness in Surrogate’s Court hearings. A former Executive Council member and Vice President of JGS, Inc., she is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society. Debra holds graduate degrees in both Business Administration and Modern Jewish Studies.

Admission: JGS members are free, guests $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open before the meeting at 11:00 a.m. for networking with other researchers and access to research materials and computers.

When: 
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society