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Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots @ Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots @ Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will host the program, Maximizing a Journey to One’s Roots presented by Tony Hausner, at B’nai Israel Congregation (6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD) on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Activities begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy “mavens” followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM.
In this presentation, Tony will describe how his Jewish genealogy research laid the foundation for his travels to towns in Eastern Europe where his and his wife’s families lived over the past four centuries, as well as travel to his birthplace of England. The pre-travel research process enabled him to maximize the results of his travels. He will also describe the many dimensions of his experiences in visiting all of these places and his experiences with the guides that he used. Finally, he will discuss the several lessons he learned on steps that can improve one’s genealogy experiences. He says, “There were many things I wish I had done on my travels that would have made the trip even more useful.”
Tony has a Ph.D. in Social/Community Psychology from the University of Kentucky. He worked for 26 years for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on research and policy projects. He played a leadership role in 11 town research groups, particularly Skala Podolskaya in Eastern Galicia, where his mother was born. He spent several weeks as part of three trips traveling to Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Great Britain, visiting all of these ancestral places and other relevant places. He has published articles on these trips and has given several talks about the trips and other topics relevant to Jewish genealogy.
JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may attend open events, but not those that are members-only, for a fee of $5 which will be applied toward JGSGW membership if the

guest joins at the same event. Attendees who require personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring an assistant at no charge.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people discover, document and share their family history.

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