Genealogy 101: Methods, Myths & Madness

In Charlotte, Genealogy, Holocaust, Home, Jewish Community Refugee Initiative by Judy Schindler7 Comments

The enormous impact the Internet has had on genealogical research has been demonstrated by the Nielsen NetRatings service who claims, combined with its other properties ( and, ranks in the top 20 most visited sites on the Internet with some 190 million hits per month!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 4 pm for this one and a half hour program, led by genealogical researcher Jordan Auslander. The program is geared to the genealogy novice who is familiar with the computer, but anyone is welcome to join. What’s on the ‘net and what’s not? What should you look for in genealogical software? Is genealogy a hobby or mental illness? (Only if you take the same approach to research and expect a different result.) This program will navigate the beginner through the daunting first steps of family history.

To RSVP, please email Talli,


Jordan Auslander’s Biography:

Jordan is a former transportation planner, New York based genealogical researcher, lecturer and expert witness. Jordan has pursued cases across the United States, Europe and Israel; translated, created and published an index to vital records in the Slovak State Archive system, and the Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary.

He has a BA in history. His interest in family history grew while he was stuck sorting through bales of material his paternal grandmother accumulated. He joined the Jewish Genealogical Society in 1988, served on their board 1994-96; and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society.

He applied his theatrical writing and acting pretensions in “Heir Jordan, Extreme Genealogist” which won a 2008 Telly award.


Slovakian Jewish Research, Avotaynu, Winter 1993 vol IX, No. 4
Index To Vital Records In The Slovak State Archive System 1993, Avotaynu Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy, 2004, Avotaynu; Vital Records & Census chapters
Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary 2005, Avotaynu
Enclyclopedia of The Jewish Dispora, Vel 3, 2009 ABC-Clio, Avrum Ehrlich, ed. Jews in Hungary chapter
Sharsheret Hadorot, Ask The Expert Column, Vol 23, No 2, Nov 2009; v24, No 2, Jul 2010 & No 3,  Feb 2011
[New York Law Journal  February 6, 2012; Estate of Veronica Tesler, 4497C/04, NYLJ  1202541131562] American Jews in WW1, 2014, Avotaynu; US Jews in The Great War, 2014, Shemot
Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry 2014  Dorot vol 35 No 4, (Avotaynu 2015)



  1. I would like to join you also ! Looking forward to hearing what he has to say

    1. We are looking forward to welcoming you. I will email you the participant link.

  2. I am excited to join this program on May 20th. Please send me the link. Thanks!

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