Ukrainian Jewish Genealogy 101

Learn about genealogy resources available for Jewish genealogy in North America and how to leverage those resources to learn more about your family's history in Ukraine and the surrounding region.

This talk will be presented by Lara Diamond, who some of you may remember from her "Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe" online Nashi Predky talk in November 2019.

We are truly happy to welcome Lara as a member of the Nashi Predky team! She will bring much-needed expertise not only in Ukrainian Jewish genealogy, but also in genealogical research in Zakarpattia/Transcarpathia -- one of the most historically complex and culturally/linguistically diverse areas of Ukraine.

This presentation will include online sources and documents not yet online to help trace your Jewish family in the US or Canada and then tracing them back to and within Ukraine. Even if you have no Jewish background (or think you have no Jewish background), the resources and approaches in this talk could still provide you with new ideas for your genealogy research.

Here are the links to most of the websites and online resources that Lara Diamond mentioned in her talk:Архіви/єврейське_містечко (Alex Krakovsky document images) (main search page for the Polish State Archives)

Unfortunately, due to speaker restrictions, we will *not* be able to provide a handout or recording of this webinar.

Lara Diamond has been researching her family for over 25 years, since she was too young to have a driver's license and had to rely on her mother as a chauffeur. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, leads JewishGen's Subcarpathian SIG, is on Ukraine SIG's board of directors, and runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. Lara enjoys speaking at a variety of local and national venues, sharing what is possible in Jewish genealogy. She blogs about her Eastern European research and DNA at


This webinar will be at the following local times:

7:00 pm, December 16th (North America Eastern time)
4:00 pm, December 16th (North American Pacific time)
Midnight, December 17th (London time)
11:00 am, December 17th (Sydney, Australia time)

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Note that the previously-scheduled "Virtual Office Hours" event on December 16 has been cancelled.

December 16th, 2020 from  7:00 PM to  7:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Voluntary donation $1.00