Finding Goldstein

Frankel & Fisch will be featured speakers at Family History Day at the California States Archives. This event is on October 13th and is free and open to the public.

The team will be teaching a class on the basics of Jewish family research. “Finding Goldstein – Jewish Genealogy 101” will discuss a philosophy of research in the 21st century, give an overview of Jewish emigration to the western hemisphere spanning 500 years, and get down to the nuts and bolts of how to begin your investigation.

Please join us at 10am in downtown Sacramento. Preregistration is required. Visit to sign up for this lively program and get more information on other classes and resources at Family History Day.



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The team visited the well preserved Gold Rush town of Sonora, Tuolumne County, California. We had an opportunity to visit with the city historian, Pat Perry, who has been documenting the families buried in the Hebrew Cemetery. This burial ground … Continue reading

Montparnasse Cemetery

This morning we wandered through the Jewish sections of Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. Please click on each individual photo to view a high resolution enlargement. Photos Victoria Fisch

Victoria Fisch and Pierre Hahn. Photo Jeremy Frankel


A Day In the Marais

Today we rode the double decker bus to the old Jewish neighborhood of Paris, the Marais, and walked the narrow streets crammed with cafes and shops. The highlight of our tour was a stop at the Jewish museum, which is beautifully curated and filled with paintings, photographs, and artifacts, including some amazing old headstones. The surprise was a display of maquettes of long-gone Polish and Lithuanian synagogues – scale models made of wood, most at least a foot high and one or two feet square in size. I was excited to see a model of the shul at Zolkiew, the town in which my grandmother was born. Photos Jeremy Frankel


We Are In Paris…

Registration for the Paris conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies doesn’t begin until Saturday afternoon but already this morning (Thursday) there were a few attendees at breakfast. By this evening we had begun to greet other arrivals including Jan Meisels Allen and her husband. It has been overcast and raining on and off most of the last two days but we have managed to take in a few sights.

Frankel & Fisch


Frankel & Fisch is a dynamic team of genealogists dedicated to helping you trace and preserve your family history.

Experts in research, writing, and design, Frankel & Fisch work to uncover the story of your family and create documents you can share. Packages include attractive and easy-to-understand reports, charts, and publications, suitable for distribution to your family members. Frankel & Fisch can advise on and provide digital imaging and archival conservation products for your photographs and historical keepsakes.

Reunions connect family members. Frankel & Fisch can help you plan these events and produce souvenir books that will be treasured remembrances.

Please contact us to discuss your family history project and create a lasting legacy for future generations.

Photos courtesy Joe Vela