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Family History Interview with Ron Jeha

Greetings, marhaba & welcome! Last month I had the pleasure of beginning a family history interview project in Danville, California with Lebanese American entrepreneur Ron Jeha. Oral history interviews can start, confirm, or enhance genealogy research. Moving beyond the names, dates and places on a tree, the stories of the lives of our family members…

Upcoming presentation on Arab American Genealogy – June 2023

My next virtual presentation, “An Introduction to Arab American Genealogy Research,” will be on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 6:30pm EST – hosted by the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) Genealogy Center. The ACPL Genealogy Center is a valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large.  They have one…

Using Ottoman Records in Arab and Arab American Genealogy: Palestine Nüfus Registers on – Part I

Greetings and Marhaba. Welcome back to my series on using Ottoman records in Arab and Arab American genealogy research! Using an example of Ottoman records, we will look at records for “Nüfūs registers (Ottoman census and population registers of Palestine), 1883-1917.” These records are primarily in Ottoman Turkish, with some in Hebrew. According to…


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Join me on my Journey!

In this blog, I will share with you my educational steps toward certification (hopefully)(Inshallah) and beyond. I will also share with you where my research leads, and the methods I used to document my findings and results. I am looking forward to sharing with you my genealogical travel, from local libraries to distant lands. Thanks for joining me on this journey!

– Reem

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Inshallah – God Willing

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