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Past Speaking Engagements 1998-2024

June 15, 2024 - Castle Rock Genealogical Society Webinar, Shoestring Strategies for the Thrifty Genealogist

April 21, 2024 - JGS Orange County Webinar, New Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giant Websites

March 21, 2024 - JGS Palm Beach County Webinar, U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

March 13, 2024 - Family Tree Webinars,U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

February 29-March 2, 2024 - RootsTech Conference, Salt Lake City, UTThe Quest for Hidden Ancestors: Genealogy Tips From Nancy Drew; Yosef, Yosel, Yekhiel, Joe: Navigating the Complexities of Jewish Given Names; and U.S. Synagogue Records as Genealogical Resource

January 28, 2024 - JGS Maryland Webinar, U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

Nov. 12, 2023 - JGS Greater Boston Webinar, Documenting Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets

Nov. 1, 2023 JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Focus on Lake Erie Region Repositories for Cleveland, Detroit and Western Pennsylvania

Oct. 29, 2023 - JGS Colorado Webinar, Inside America's Alligator Family: The David Crystal Story

Oct. 25, 2023 - JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the American Civil War Now Available on JewishGen.

Oct. 20, 2023 - APG Professional Management Conf., Salt Lake City, UTYourself, Your Competition, Your Brand 

September 20, 2023 - JGS Long Island Webinar,,Exploring the JewishGen USA Research Division

September 10, 2023 - Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, What's Jewish about Jewish Genealogy 

September 8, 2023 - New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Recording, NY Family History School: Jewish Immigration from the Russian Empire

September 3, 2023 - JGS Pittsburgh Webinar,,U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

August 1-4, 2023 - Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Tips & Tricks to Navigating JewishGen, Deciphering Jewish Tombstone Inscriptions, Researching Jews in the Pale of Settlement, & The Tracks of Smoke and Water at Babyn Yar: Identifying Victims and Survivors

July 28-30, 2023 - JNF "Your Jewish Roots, Our Jewish Future" Multi-Generational Retreat, Carlsbad, CA, Genealogist-in-Residence

July 5, 2023 - JGS Cleveland Webinar, U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

June 25, 2023 - JGS Greater Washington DC WebinarResearching Jewish Families in America: Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

June 4, 2023 - Jewish National Fund WebinarWhat's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

May 21, 2023 - Museum of Jewish Heritage and JewishGen Mishpachah Festival, Manhattan, NYC, USA Research Division

April 28, 2023 - Colorado State DAR Conference, DAR Specialty Research: Jewish and Native American panelist

March 13, 2023 - JGS Washington State WebinarResearching Jewish Families in America: Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource

March 2-4, 2023 - RootsTech, Salt Lake City, UT, Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy, Best Websites for Jewish Genealogy, and Discovering Stories in U.S. Census Records with Sunny Morton​

February 22, 2023 - JGS Toronto Webinar, Updated Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giant Websites   

February 19, 2023 - JGS Nashville Webinar, Locating Jewish Records in the Golden Medina/USA 1654-2023   

December 11, 2022 - Upper Valley NH JGS Webinar, Updated Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giant Websites   

November 2, 2022- JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource; panel with archivists from AJA, JTS, and Yeshiva University

October 30, 2022 - JGS ColoradoLocating Jewish Records in the Golden Medina/USA 1654-2022

October 19, 2022- JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Overview of American Genealogy Collections at the Center for Jewish History; panel with Melanie Meyers, Moriah Amit, and J.D. Arden 

Sept, 23, 2022 - Legacy Family Tree Weptember Library Recording, Documenting Jewish Families in America: The Early Years 1654-1880

September 18, 2022 - Santa Cruz JGS Webinar, New Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giant Websites   

Sept. 14-Oct. 26 - University of Denver OLLI Fall Session Virtual, Hot Topics in Jewish Genealogy (7x2-hour sessions on Wednesdays)

August 24, 2022 - IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference Virtual Live, Exploring Jewish Families in DAR.org Genealogy Resources 

August 24, 2022 - IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference Virtual Live, JewishGen USA Research Division Meeting/Update

July 2, 2022 - NSDAR Continental Congress, Washington, DC, Jewish Task Force Specialty Research Committee Showcase

June 1, 2022 - JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Tips & Tricks to Navigating JewishGen

May 26, 2022 - National Genealogical Society Conference, Sacramento, CA, Tips & Tricks to Navigating JewishGen

May 2, 2022 - Jewish National Fund WebinarRemembrance and Commemoration During The Week of Israeli Yom Holidays

April 24, 2022 - JGS Long Island WebinarLocating Jewish Records in the Golden Medina/USA 1654-2022

April 7, 2022 - Legacy Family Tree Webinars 24-Hour Genealogy Marathon Live and Library Recording, What's New in Jewish Genealogy 2022

April 4, 2022 - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites

March 11-13, 2022 - JNF "Your Jewish Roots, Our Jewish Future" Multi-Generational Retreat, Carlsbad, CA, Genealogist-in-Residence

February 27, 2022 - JGS Greater Boston Webinar, Strategies for Navigating Ukraine Resources 

February 27, 2022 - JGS Greater Boston Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites  

February 13, 2022 - JGS New York Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites   

January 12, 2022 - JGS Palm Beach County, FL Webinar, Strategies for Navigating Ukraine Resources 

2022-ongoing - MyHeritage Recording, Intro to Genealogy - Jewish Records

December 19, 2021 - JGS Connecticut WebinarComparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites

December 16, 2021 - Family Tree University WebinarGetting Started Tracing Your Jewish Roots

December 8, 2021 - Legacy Family Tree Webinars Live and Library Recording, Documenting Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets.

November 14, 2021 - Jewish National Fund WebinarWhat's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

November 10, 2021 - JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Jews in the U.S. Military  

October 16, 2021 - Arvada Family Discovery Day, Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy

October 10, 2021 - Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, CA Webinar, Overview of JewishGen

October 6, 2021 - JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Jews in New England  

September 19, 2021 - JGS Southern Nevada Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites

August 1, 2021 - IAJGS Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy Recording, Locating Jewish Records in the Golden Medina/USA 1654-2021

August 3, 2021 - IAJGS Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy RecordingJewishGen USA Research Division Update

July 25, 2021 - JGS Colorado Webinar, Alex Krakovsky LIVE From Kyiv! Discussing his Ukrainian Archives Digitization Project with Ellen Kowitt

July 14, 2021 - Legacy Family Tree Webinars Live and Library Recording, Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites with Sunny Morton.

June 27, 2021 - Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, CA Webinar, Introduction to Jewish Resources on Genealogy Websites

June 11, 2021 - Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2021 Conference Recording, Documenting Jewish Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust By Bullets

May 25, 2021 - JewishGen Talks Webinar Series, Researching Jewish Families in America: Focus on Southern Jewish Resources

May 20, 2021 - Elevenses with Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel, Jewish Genealogy & Eastern European

May 19, 2021 - Family Tree Magazine Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke, Best Websites for Jewish Genealogy. RECORDING at 29:30-43:20.

April 25, 2021 - Orange County, CA JGS Webinar, Ukraine 2021 Update Your Research Plan 

April 22, 2021 - Erie, Colorado Public Library Webinar, The Case of the Missing Ancestors: Genealogy Tips from Nancy Drew

April 11, 2021 - Jewish Genealogical & Archival Society Greater Philadelphia Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites

Mar. 30 - May 4, 2021 - University of Denver OLLI Spring Session Virtual Classroom, Introduction to Jewish Genealogy 12-hour class/6 sessions

March 21, 2021 - JGS Sacramento Webinar, Why Would a Jewish Genealogist Return to Ukraine for the Third Time?

March 17, 2021 - Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar, Find African American, French, Jewish, & Spanish Revolutionary War Patriots

March 11, 2021 - The Greater Houston JGS Webinar, Locating Jewish Records in the Golden Medina/USA 1654-2021

February 25-27, 2021 - RootsTech Connect 2021 Virtual Conference Recording, Secrets to Researching Jewish Genealogy Revealed in three 20-minute segments; Overview, Names, & Places

Jan. 25 - March  1, 2021 - University of Denver OLLI Winter Session Virtual Classroom, Introduction to Jewish Genealogy 12-hour class/6 sessions

November 11, 2020 - JGS Palm Beach County, FL Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen

November 8, 2020 - Miami Valley Jewish Genealogical and Historical Society, Dayton, OH Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen with Sunny Morton

October 15 - Nov. 5, 2020 - University of Denver OLLI Virtual Classroom, Introduction to Jewish Genealogy 8-hour class/4 sessions

October 11, 2020 - The Jewish Federation of Orange County, NY Webinar, Get Started Tracing Your Jewish Roots

September 15, 2020 - University of Denver OLLI Tuesday Speaker Series Webinar, Documenting Jewish Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust By Bullets

August 29, 2020 - CO State Genealogy Society Webinar, Documenting Families and Communities Lost in the Holocaust By Bullets

August 23, 2020 - JGS Greater Washington DC Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen

August 14, 2020 - Congregation Beth Evergreen Legacy Society Webinar, Private Talk Back Event

August 10, 2020 - IAJGS Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy Virtual Recording, Ukraine 2020: Update Your Research Plan 

August 10, 2020 - IAJGS Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy Webinar, Introducing the New JewishGen US Research Division

July 26, 2020 - JGS Illinois Webinar, Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, MyHeritage, and JewishGen.

   July 26, 2020 - JGS IIIinois Webinar, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Modern-Day Quest for

Missing Family: Exploring Digital Resources

July 20, 2020 - Broomfield Genealogy Society Webinar, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Modern-Day Quest for

Missing Family: Exploring Digital Resources 
July 16, 2020 - MyHeritage Ask the Experts Webinar, Jewish Resources on MyHeritage

June 21, 2020 - Israel Genealogy Research Assoc. (IGRA) Webinar, Ukraine 2020: Update Your Research Plan

June 11, 2020 - Estes Park Genealogy Society Webinar, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Modern-Day Quest for Missing Family: Exploring Digital Resources

May 17, 2020 - JGS Colorado Webinar, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Modern-Day Quest for Missing Family: Exploring Digital Resources

May 5, 2020 - Boulder Jewish Community Center Webinar, Connecting Generations and Sharing Family Stories

March 11, 2020 - Pikes Peak Genealogy Society, Colorado Springs, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

March 3, 2020 - Highlands Ranch Genealogy Society, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

March 1, 2020 - JGS Conejo Valley, CA, Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen

February 4, 2020 - Boulder Jewish Community Center, Lunch n' Learn, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

January 29, 2020 - Aurora Rotary Club, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

January 26, 2020 - JGS Colorado, Mile High Resources: Researching Jewish Families in Colorado

January 21, 2020 - Columbine Genealogy Society, Centennial, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

January 13, 2020 - Anthem Ranch Genealogy Club, Broomfield, Secrets to Researching Jewish Genealogy Revealed

November 21, 2019 - Boulder Jewish Community Center, Facilitating Ellis Island Stories

November 7, 2019 - Weld County Genealogy Society, Greeley, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

October 26, 2019 - Castle Rock Genealogy Society, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

August 2, 2019 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Mishpacha

July 28, 2019 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen with Sunny Morton

June 20, 2019 - Protecting Memory Project Memorial Opening Ceremonies, Lyubar, Ukraine, A Jewish Family Story Over 200 Years in Lyubar: Remembering My Grandfather's Roots

November-December, 2018 - Yahad-In Unum at Boulder Jewish Community Center, Docent for 14 Holocaust By Bullets Exhibit Tours

October 7, 2018 - JGS Colorado, Denver, Warsaw 2018 Conference Roundup Facilitator

August 8, 2018 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Warsaw, Poland, Everyone Didn't Die in the Holocaust: A 2018 Warsaw Jewish Family Reunion

May 9, 2018 - Longmont Genealogy Society, What Would Nancy Drew Do in The Quest for Missing Family

February 14, 2018 - Pikes Peak Genealogy Society, Planting Your Family Tree for the Next Generation Utilizing Technology and Creativity

December 5, 2017 - Boulder Genealogy Society, Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jewish Researcher

July 23, 2017 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, Outreach for Societies and Organization Leaders

April 15, 2017 - Adventure Judaism Passover Retreat, Moab, Utah, Curious about how to research your family history?

March 13, 2017 - Anthem Ranch Genealogy Society, Polish and Ukrainian Research

July 14, 2016 - Estes Park Genealogy Society, Planting Your Family Tree for the Next Generation Utilizing Technology and Creativity

June 3, 2016 - Bonai Shalom Synagogue, Boulder, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

May 19, 2016 - Larimer Genealogy Society, Planting Your Family Tree for the Next Generation Utilizing Technology and Creativity

April 16, 2016 - Boulder Chapter Hadassah Parlor Event, Genealogy and Small Plates

November 15, 2015 - Denver Jewish Community Center, What are you Waiting For? Getting Started Tracing Your Jewish Family History Now

November 11, 2015 - Longmont Genealogy Society, Planting Your Family Tree for the Next Generation Utilizing Technology and Creativity

July 30, 2014 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Tracing Jews Who Coughed Their Way West

February 9, 2014 - JGS Colorado, Strategies for Success: Researching Outside of the U.S.

December 2, 2012 - Back to the Basics in Jewish Genealogy

Fall, 2011 - Hebrew Education Alliance, Denver, Jewish Family Tree Initiative (JFTI) - a series of 6-8 beginner lectures presented as adult education

June 24, 2011 - Family History Expo, Loveland, CO, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

January 13, 2011 - Boulder Jewish Community Center, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

January 6, 2011 - Weld County Genealogy Society, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

December 5, 2010 - Jewish Community Center, Denver, Colorado Resources Panel

Fall, 2010 - Congregation Emanuel, Denver, Jewish Family Tree Initiative (JFTI) - a series of 6-8 beginner lectures presented as adult education

January 2010 - Highlands Ranch Havurah, What's Jewish About Jewish Genealogy

January 17, 2010 - Denver Chapter Hadassah, Secrets to Researching Jewish Genealogy Revealed

November 24, 2009 - LEA Chapter Hadassah, Denver, Researching Your Family History: What Can You Expect to Find

October 18, 2009 - Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, CO History Museum, Kid's Program

Fall, 2009 - Temple Sinai, Denver, Jewish Family Tree Initiative (JFTI) - a series of 6-8 beginner lectures presented as adult education 

May 24, 2009 - Limmud Colorado, Colorado Springs, Getting Started Tracing Your Jewish Roots

April 26, 2009 - JGS Colorado, Denver, Beginner's Workshop

September 13,2008 - Parker Genealogy Society, How To Maximize Time While Visiting Ancestral Homes Abroad

Fall, 2008 - Congregation Har HaShem, Boulder, Jewish Family Tree Initiative (JFTI) - a series of 6-8 beginner lectures presented as adult education

May 16, 2008 - Limmud Colorado, Keystone Ski Resort, Getting Started Tracing Your Jewish Roots

September 4, 2007 - Boulder Genealogy Society, Creative Applications for Genealogical Research 

May 20, 2007- JGS Colorado, Denver, Beginner's Workshop

February 11, 2007 - JGS Colorado, Denver, Threading a Genealogical Tapestry on JewishGen

August 17, 2006 - IAJGS Annual Conference, New York City, Resources for Tracing Jews with Tuberculosis

August 13, 2006- IAJGS Annual Conference, New York City, IAJGS Management Sub Seminar

April 17, 2005 - JGS Colorado, Denver, Beginner's Workshop

March 15, 2005 - JGS Colorado, Online Access to Washington, DC Area Records

Winter, 2005 - JGS Southern Nevada, Online Access to Washington, DC Area Records 

April 18, 2004 - Congregation Emanuel, Denver, Beginner's Workshop

July, 2003 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Washington, DC, Family Newsletters as a Genealogy Tool with Judith Caplan, Diane Freilich & Gladys Paulin

July 9, 2000 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Managing the Large & Small JGS: A Workshop on Challenges

July 9, 2000 - IAJGS Annual Conference, Ukraine SIG Lunch, Shtetl Research 2000: Make Your Research Come Alive 

1999 - Tracing Your Family Roots Cable Access TV, Northern Virginia, Research and Travel in Ukraine

1998 - Tracing Your Family Roots Cable Access TV, Northern VirginiaHaving a Family Newsletter

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