Emily Garber

Emily Garber, a Phoenix resident, was elected to the board of directors of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies at its International Jewish Genealogy Conference, presented virtually in August. More than 2,300 registrants from 28 countries attended the conference.

“Jewish genealogists are at the forefront of remembering and honoring our ancestors,” said Garber, via email. “I am pleased to serve on the board and help the IAJGS solidify its service to the Jewish genealogy community and move forward with new and innovative initiatives: keeping Jewish genealogy meaningful and relevant.”

IAJGS is an umbrella organization for more than 91 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide. Its goal is to enable people to research Jewish ancestry and heritage.

Garber is chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group and on the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. She served for nearly 10 years as one of the moderators of the JewishGen Discussion Group and on the boards of both Ukraine and Romania Special Interest Groups.

Garber is a professional genealogy researcher, writer and speaker who specializes in Jewish genealogical research. Over the years she worked with Eastern European and German Jewish communities and immigrants to the United States and Great Britain. She has toured family shtetlach (communities) and explored archives in Ukraine. JN

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