From Rogachev to Raleigh: Discovering Immigrant Roots

from Rogachev to Raleigh: Discovering Immigrant Roots

Learn how librarian Barbara Freedman uncovered her immigrant roots from Rogachev, Belarus and found some surprises along the way. Ms. Freedman will discuss the genealogical resources and methodologies she used to make her discoveries and how you can use them to do your own research. 

Speaker's Biography:
Barbara Freedman grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in the Research Triangle area since 1972. She received an A.B. cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and an M.S. in library science from Drexel University. After a career at Burroughs Wellcome Co., she "retired" to a career of family and volunteering. Barbara has been active in the Raleigh Jewish community for many years, she is currently the president of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society and has served as president of Temple Beth Or. She is a member of the Temple Beth Or board, and also on the board of the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery. Barbara and her husband, Mitch, have two sons and three grandchildren. Her family tree is for them.

Program information: 
October 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM 
North Carolina Government & Heritage Library
109 East Jones Street 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

From Rogachev to Raleigh: Discovering Immigrant Roots is part of Becoming American, a series of documentary screenings, discussions, and programs exploring and celebrating America's immigration history presented by Wake County Public Libraries. To learn more about Becoming American, visit:

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.