Monday, January 19, 2015

FGS 2015: Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented

Ever wonder if there was more to your family history than meets the eye? Poor immigrants not only shed their old world clothing and names, but reinvented their personalities. Hear the magical tale of two foster-home beauties who became teenage muses to Truman Capote, the Roaring Twenties rags-to-riches saga of their Ziegfeld Follies mother, and how innovative genealogical methodology solved the mystery of the “real” Holly Golightly 56 years after her creation.

This FGS conference luncheon on Friday, February 13, sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), will be presented by Pamela Weisberger. 

Pamela Weisberger is the 1st vice-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles, president of Gesher Galicia, and co-chair of the 2010 IAJGS Conference. A professional genealogist, writer, and international lecturer, she specializes in Eastern European archival and historical newspaper research and created the Galician Archival Records Project.

The NYG&B is a membership organization, welcoming people who are curious about researching New York family history. The NYG&B focuses on three areas: publications, educational programming, and online resources (extensive eLibrary and Research Aids). Their two quarterly journals, the NYG&B Record and the New York Researcher, are benefits of membership. Recently, the Society published its authoritative, landmark new guide to New York research, the New York Family Research Guide and Gazetteer.

Purchase a luncheon ticket by logging in to your FGS account on the conference website and selecting Add More Items. If you haven't registered for the conference yet, don't forget the early registration deadline is Friday, January 23.
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Summaries submitted by Pamela Weisberger and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

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