Speaking Engagements, Past & Future

Below are my upcoming & past speaking engagements. Please contact me (laradiamond AT gmail DOT com) if you’re interested in having me speak at an upcoming event.

Upcoming Talks
  • "Tracing Our Jewish Legacy: Unveiling the Past through Genealogy Tales and Techniques," Shaare Torah Gaithersburg, May 16, 2024
  • Details to Follow.  JGS Pittsburgh, June 2, 2024
  • "Uncovering Your Jewish Roots in the Russian Empire: A Guide to Research Resources," IAJGS2024, August 2024 
  • "Uncovering the Past: Subcarpathian Jewish Research," IAJGS2024, August 2024
  • Details to Follow. Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, January 19, 2025
Past Talks


  1. i heard you speak in ct last week. who can do my research in kanmentes and moldava (berchani)? gary bykoff west hartford ct

    1. Which Kamenets? As for Moldova, have you been in touch with the Bessarabian SIG?

    2. Lara

      kamenets podolski

      20 years ago a cal research org, Blitz, was very helpful for Kamenets but I need more research done in that town

      Gary Bykoff West Hartford CT

    3. Have you seen this page, contacted the town leader, and taken a look at ongoing projects? You don't want to duplicate what's already being done.... http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id=236

  2. Your Journey through Ukraine talk in Fairfax Virginia on November 15, 2018: can you please specify where?

    1. I'm waiting on final details, and I'll update here when I receive those.