Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
JCC Senior Activity Room
Executive Dr & Genessee Ave., La Jolla,Ca
All meetings start at 1:00 p.m. on second Sunday of the month
unless otherwise announced
April 12, 2015
My search for Jewish genealogical sites from
the Black Sea to the North Sea
Barbara Krueger has been looking for her families’ eastern European origins for over 15 years.
She has walked the paths in Ukraine and Latvia and has paid for archival research, but still has no real proof of her grandparents’ birth in either of these locations. When her family arrived in New York in the early 20th century, all those ancestral places were in Russia.
Last summer she took a river cruise from The Black Sea to the North Sea, and tried to find as many Jewish sites, or markers, as she could in the places where the ship stopped. The photos she took will be shared in this presentation
Barbara’s interest in genealogy began when her sister created family trees after interviewing aunts and uncles about what they remembered about the family’s origins. She has been an active member of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society and has held the positions of Librarian, Program Chairperson, and is presently Secretary.