Jennie and Dianne chat with special guest Nolan Altman about how a simple question from his daughter led him down genealogy rabbit holes that eventually led him to coordinate JewishGen.org’s JOWBR (*JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. We delve into the importance of cemeteries and their link to genealogy research, how they help to preserve stories, and how they help educate future generations about traditions and family. All this and more on this episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery Podcast!
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Nolan Altman, a NY CPA, is currently the president of NTA Consulting, a financial services consulting firm specializing in Hedge Fund services. He currently serves on a number of hedge fund and philanthropic Boards. Mr. Altman was bit by the “genealogy bug” when he was inspired to write his family history in 1996 in memory of his mother. He has presented his “How to Document and Research Your Family History” seminar to university Holocaust history classes and numerous adult and continuing education classes. He has also made presentations and conducted computer workshops at numerous IAJGS Conferences on Jewish Genealogy worldwide. He has had genealogical articles published in Avotaynu, Dorot, Stammbaum, Shemot and the FEEFHS Journal. Mr. Altman also coordinates JewishGen.org's JOWBR, Holocaust, and Memorial Plaques Databases. He was a past president and treasurer and current Board member of the JGS of Long Island and member of the JGS of New York. In 2021, Mr Altman was awarded the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award for his continuing efforts to promote, volunteer and advocate for Jewish genealogical research. He resides in Oceanside, New York.