Event Speaker / Details: Marion Werle will speak on ‘You Can’t Find the Records, Now What?’
‘What do you do when the records you need don’t exist or can’t be found? All too often, disasters (man-made and natural) and the passing of time may destroy the records we need to trace our families – or maybe the records we need never existed or are restricted by privacy laws. We will learn how to explore alternate records to build our family histories in the absence of “traditional” records.
Marion Werle began family history research 24 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, and is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and a current member of the SIG board. A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate. Marion wrote The Skuders from Skud, a family history about one of her family branches from Lithuania, to share with family members. She has lectured at local societies and several IAJGS conferences, and has a special interest in applying general genealogical methodologies to Jewish research’.