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 oneContinue reading “Upcoming presentation on Arab American Genealogy – June 2023”
Catch my next virtual presentation “Arab American Genealogy Research: An Introduction” on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 6pm EST – hosted by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Membership is not required for attendance. Please share with anyone who may be interested. You can register at NYG&B Events.
National Genealogy Society’s Family History Conference 2022 Looking forward to presenting on genealogy and oral history at the National Genealogy Society’s Family History Conference in Sacramento, California, May 2022. I will be presenting in person on two of my favorite topics – family oral history interviews and Arab American genealogy research. There will also beContinue reading “Upcoming Presentations”
Greetings, marhaba, and welcome. When doing genealogy research, one of the first things I focus on is not making assumptions. This week, I was soundly reminded to listen to my own words. While conducting an interview for an Arab American client’s family history, I made some of those assumptions and was proven wrong – twice.Continue reading “Listening to my Own Advice”
Greetings, marhaba & welcome! I am back with week three of Amy Johnson Crow challenge #52Ancestors. 2021 Week 3 Prompt: Namesake My name, Reem, means deer or gazelle in Arabic. It is well known in Arabic literature and poetry, often used to describe beauty and grace. The prominent Egyptian poet, Ahmed Shawqi (1870-1932), startedContinue reading “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Week 3: Namesake”