Genealogy Club

History of Jewish Migration, the Diaspora, and Changing National Borders
by Alan Shuchat, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
  • Where were the centers of Jewish population over the centuries?
  • How did changes in European history affect where Jews lived?
  • How does this knowledge help us in researching our family backgrounds?


Alan Shuchat is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Wellesley College. He has researched his family’s history for several decades, tracing branches back to around 1800; lectured on various aspects of Jewish genealogy and the Russian Empire, including shifting borders and the Pale of Settlement, locating Jewish records, and Jewish agricultural colonies. He has worked on several translation projects of Russian-language records for JewishGen and as a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, coordinates the Ukraine Special Interest Group.


January 28th

10:00am - 11:30am


Meeting Room