The Immigrant Voyage
Presented by Phyllis Kramer
In this presentation Phyllis will address many of the questions associated with the immigrants` experience including:
…how did the immigrants get the ticket, …get to the port,
…what hardships did they endure,
…what was the voyage like,
…what immigration laws affected them, …what documents did they come with, …how do we find and understand manifests, their handwriting and notations.
Phyllis is a genealogist with primary interest in Eastern European Jewish research. She lives in New York City and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Phyllis has a B.S. from Cornell and an MBA from Fordham University. Her work experience was technical and managerial with IBM; her last assignment was IBM Consultant, designing client image systems.
In August of 2011 Phyllis received the IAJGS Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy Award for the creation and growth of this unique JewishGen Genealogy Education Program, begun in June 2005 Phyllis’s genealogical accomplishments in addition to the Education program include compiling a family tree of 8400 people and locating relatives all over the world, and:
JewishGen: creating the online version of the 1891 Galician Business Directory and developing 12 KehilaLinks sites for ancestral towns
JewishGen: Vice President of Education and Secretary of the Advisory Board of Governors
IAJGS Conferences: In addition to multiple lectures, cochair Computer Committee 1999, Chair of (the first ever) Computer Laboratory 2006, Chair Resource Room 2017
Palm Beach JGS Board Member
Phyllis finds genealogy to be challenging, stimulating, fascinating and absorbing.