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        POWER UP YOUR RESEARCH - A WEBINAR SERIES FROM LITVAKSIG - recording of first three programs now available!

A series of programs presented by LitvakSIG Experts

Links to recordings of all programs will be available for the foreseeable future- keep checking back here for updates!

LitvakSIG is presenting a Zoom series of webinars: LitvakSIGPower Up Your Research. The purpose of this series is to help researchers better understand the tools that LitvakSIG has to offer in order to build and enhance one’s research skills.

Our next program in this virtual series will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Noon Eastern Daylight Time.  All programs in this series will be recorded and will be available for viewing within a few days after the session.  The program on April 23rd will be led by Russ Maurer, entitled: "Getting to Know Lithuanian Archives".  

The Zoom registration link for our April program will be posted within two weeks of the program.  In addition to being posted here, it will also be posted on our Facebook page, as well as through the LitvakSIG and JewishGen Discussion Groups.  You must register separately for each program.


January 29, 2023 - Getting to Know LitvakSIG with Rhoda Miller

An introduction to the LitvakSIG organization and address common questions regarding LitvakSIG’s relationship with JewishGen, passwords, structure of research groups, and other general information.

To view the recording, click on Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research

February 19, 2023 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Using Excel Spreadsheets
with David Ellis

This session shows you advanced techniques or analyzing data in the spreadsheets that go beyond the online database search interface capabilities.  Specific examples show how these analysis techniques helped me make some remarkable discoveries about a branch of my family from Lithuania, out of the reach of even the professional archivists in Vilnius.

To view the recording, please click on Using the Excel Spreadsheets.

March 26, 2023 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Finding Your Shtetl with
Susan Feinberg and Ann Brody

This presentation provides practical tips, resources and case studies
for correctly identifying your ancestral Litvak shtetl(s) which is a
key step in finding online records for your family.
To view the recording, please click on Finding Your Shtetl.

April 23, 2023Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Getting to Know
Lithuanian Archives with Russ Maurer

All programs begin at Noon, Eastern Daylight Savings Time (USA).

May 21, 2023Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Use of Collective Data
with Hatte Blejer

June 11, 2023Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Navigating the
FamilySearch Library and Polish State Archives with Jody Tzucker

July 16, 2023Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: When One Place is in Two
Countries with Judy Baston