27 2022

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto. Is it Bobeh Meises?

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Jerry Scherer P.O. Box 91006 2901 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2K 2Y6

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Is It Genealogy or Bobeh Meises (Grandma’s Tall Tales)?

Michael Goldstein

Sunday, 27 March 2022, at 10:30 AM


Virtual doors open at 10:20 AM

The growing abundance of family trees on the internet is a dream for the countless numbers of us exploring our family history. Yet, when to use the data you find and how you record where you found it can make the difference between creating a family tree or a modern Bobeh meiseh (Grandma’s tall tale). This talk explores the advantages and the dangers of using the research of others, and how to credibly document this information and other data you find for your children, grandchildren and family to use for generations. Michael says, “Unlike in Tevya’s dream, my grandmother and great-grandmother have not come back to admonish me, thus it’s safe for me to share my Bobeh meises and those of others to demonstrate their veracity or falseness or the kernels of truth they may hold.”

Michael Goldstein is a Toronto-born and Montreal-raised professional genealogist based in Jerusalem working as Jewish Genealogy Search

Born on Montrose Avenue and transported at 6 months (without his acquiescence) to St. Urbain St., he lovingly researches all his roots. Michael specializes in North American, Eastern European, Israeli, and Holocaust research. He is a past-president of the IAJGS and of the Israel Genealogical Society. Michael chaired the 2015 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in Jerusalem. He has made presentations at numerous JGS societies and IAJGS Conferences.

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