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StLGS: Jewish SIG - Spelling Doesn't Count: Tracking Those Names
Multiple alphabets and inconsistent pronunciations add to the hand-wringing we experience as we try to work out what the “real” spelling of our names and villages could be. Whether your ancestors spoke Yiddish, Russian, Polish, German, or some other first language, knowing how immigrants’ names were often misinterpreted and/or changed and how to search more effectively for them will help you find them in U.S. records.

Aug 21, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Ilene Murray
Publications Director and Jewish SIG co-leader @St. Louis Genealogical Society
Ilene Kanfer Murray has been a genealogy researcher for almost forty years. A retired English and computer teacher, she has been publications director for the St. Louis Genealogical Society since 2000. She co-leads the society’s annual research trip to Salt Lake City and is a co-leader of the society’s Jewish Special Interest Group. She lectures, teaches genealogy and computer classes, and writes and edits for genealogical publications. Ilene also serves on the society’s technology and social media teams by working on the website, the society’s Facebook pages, and the weekly blog, StLGS News Flash