The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will play host to a Genealogy Workshop, the first in a quarterly series offered in 2017-2018 by DJHS and the Dallas Genealogical Society/Jewish Special Interest Group. “The Transmigrant Experience: From Minsk to America – Using Collateral Genealogy to Expand Your Family Tree” will be presented by long-time genealogist David Passman on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, 75230. Reservations are requested at 214-239-7120 or at the DJHS website: bit.ly/GenealogyMinsk.
Featured speaker, David Passman, received a degree in Art History from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with an inter-disciplinary program of Archeology, Anthropology and Latin American Studies. A genealogist for over ten years, Passman’s work has been recognized by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), as well as the Williamson County Genealogy Society, where his work was published in their quarterly, Chisolm Trails. Mr. Passman is a member of both the National and Dallas Genealogical Societies, as well as JewishGen.org. His talk will focus on his namesake ancestor, who emigrated from Minsk in 1891. This free workshop is open to all levels of interest in genealogy and will allow time for questions on general genealogical topics.