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Subject: Evening with Ukrainian Researcher Alex Dunai-Monday, August 7, 2006
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 17:18:53 -0700


JGSWS Special Summer Event with Alex Dunai - Monday, August 7


Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State presents a special summer
event . . .

Heritage Travel and Research
in Ukraine and Beyond with Alex Dunai

Monday, August 7, 2006, 7:00 PM
Activities Room, JCC, Mercer Island, WA

This is a must-see event for anyone interested in Eastern European genealogy
and travel, especially in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Romania and
Hungary. Alex will provide a general introduction to genealogical research
in these regions, and then he'll answer questions from the audience.

About Our Speaker

Alexander Dunai resides in Lviv/Lwow/Lemberg, Ukraine. After graduating from
the Lviv State University in 1992 with a degree in history, he worked for
the government-sponsored International Center for Education, Science and
Culture in Lviv.

Alex has worked as a professional genealogical researcher since 1996. He
combines his professional interest in genealogy with his knowledge of Jewish
life in East Central Europe to guide genealogists and travelers in their
quest to connect historically with their ancestors. Due to consistently high
performance reviews by his research clients, he was invited by JewishGen to
be their official liaison for the Western Ukraine ShtetlShlepper program and
has been a JewishGen partner in this project since 1998. Fluent in English,
Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian, with a smattering of German and Latin - just
enough for genealogy purposes - Alex's research and roots tours for clients
have taken him to archives, civil registry offices, towns, museums and
institutions throughout Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Romania and
Hungary. His close ties to the Lviv Historical Archive, and his knowledge of
the labyrinthian bureaucratic systems in Ukraine, enhance his ability to
negotiate entry to these institutions even under the most extraordinary
circumstances.

Among his contributions to Jewish genealogy are his discovery and
translation of the official KGB martyrs' lists for Galician Jewish victims
of World War II and documentation of Galician Jewish records held in the
Lviv Archive. Alex also works as a consultant to attorneys in Lviv and as an
agent and partner in Ukraine for British title research company.

PAST TALKS:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
Conference, Washington DC, July 2003

Research in the Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine: Expectations and
Challenges

Please join us. Bring a friend!





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