Hello and welcome to this website. The image at the top is that of the fabulous Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin. Some of you may know it personally, others of you may know it from the film, Run Lola Run. To me, the bridge represents the primary activity of my life,  which is to use both my language and research skills to bridge the distance between past and present. I focus on the history of German-Jewish families, usually in smaller German communities, often reaching back into the early 18th century to establish the deep roots of these families in Germany.  

As a result, I have participated in the process whereby residents of German communities, which once had vibrant Jewish communities, explore these earlier chapters of their histories. I have had the pleasure of meeting descendants of German-Jewish families throughout the world who want to know more about the place from which their ancestors came. I  also contribute to the genealogical databases that help preserve the stories of German-Jewish families.

Thank you for visiting my website and do contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Sharon Meen