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Jan. 9. 2019, 7:30 PM
Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Ave. N., Hamilton
7:30 pmMeet and greet
8 pmHazel Boon
My Trip to Poland - Learn from my Mistakes :-)
In August of 2018 Hazel traveled to Warsaw, Poland for the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Prior to the Conference Hazel & Carol, another conference attendee, rented a car so that they could travel to an assortment of towns where their Polish ancestors had lived. They did not engage a guide but they did have a GPS and Google translate! Please join us as Hazel describes what worked and what didn`t.

Hazel Sandow Boon was born in New York City. She originally moved to Toronto on a work visa when she was hired as a violinist for the Canadian Opera Company. Once here she so loved Toronto that she returned as a landed immigrant the following year. Her husband of more than 40 years, John, is a transplanted Brit and it is his family history which got Hazel hooked on genealogy research. She’s been working on her own family tree since around 2000 and has traced all four of her family lines (HABER, STARK, KANET & SADOWSKI) back to the late 1700s. She was elected the first president of The Jewish Genealogical Society of Hamilton and Area back in 2004 and continues to serve in that position. Although her research has mainly taken her to Galicia and Poland, her work with members of Hamilton’s JGS has pushed her to pursue research in a variety of countries.

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