How Did Your Family End Up In Minnesota?
Have you ever wondered how your family found their way to the Upper Midwest? Seventy percent of immigrants entered through New York and many remained there. Susan Weinberg, will talk about the unusual program which scattered Jews across the Central United States, laying the groundwork for many of today’s Jewish communities. Learn how to discover if your family was among them! Susan Weinberg is the President of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society and a JHSUM Board Member.
Susan Weinberg is an artist, author, researcher, and frequent speaker on genealogy topics. Her creative work often involves storytelling and frequently explores family history themes. Susan is the president of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) and serves on the board of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM). She developed an oral history project with elders at Sholom and created artwork on their stories, then authored the book We Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Stories that includes oral history, artwork, and history on three groups of immigrants who spanned the 1900s. Susan writes frequently for publications on genealogy topics and does genealogy research for clients around the world.
A brief annual meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.