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Nov. 18. 2015, 7:30 PM
Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Ave. N., Hamilton
7:30 pmMeet and Greet
8 pmHazel Boon
JewishGen 2015 - You've Come a Long Way!
Every year JewishGen strives to improve in every way. If you haven't visited their website in awhile you will be very pleasantly surprised by all the new information and searches now available. Please join us as Hazel acquaints us with the many projects, databases and search engines available on the JewishGen website. Will we find information on your family as we search JewishGen? Please join us to find out.

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 39 years, John, is a transplanted Brit and it was 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 and Sadowski) back to the late 1700s. Hazel 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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