HIAS Young Leaders and 3GNY co-sponsored "Discover Your Roots".
Valery Bazerov, Director of HIAS Location & Family History, gave us a backgrounder on genealogy research and shared with us anecdotes of his and others’ research – examples of success and frustration. We learned about what questions we need to ask and what tools are available to us. Providing a demo, several participants were chosen to conduct brief searches online for everyone to see. As this was a beginner workshop, we anticipate that the follow-up event will be more hands-on, and that we may need to come with relevant family info. We’re looking forward to the next one.