Armenian Immigration Project Discussion April 27



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                      

Contact: Varoujan Der Simonian                                                                                                             

Armenian Museum of Fresno

P: 559-224-1001; F: 559-224-1002                                          

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 Armenian Immigration Project
Discussion April 27

Engineer by Profession to share tool to research Armenian
immigration through 1930

(Fresno, Calif.)
Mark Aslan, with family roots in Fresno, has created a unique and history-rich
research tool that allows local American-Armenians discover their family roots.
Arslan who has developed The Armenian Immigration Project, will present his program
to the Fresno community on Friday, April 27, 6-9pm.

 Arslan will demonstrate and discuss his project at the free
event beginning at 6 p.m. at the Armenian Museum of Fresno housed at the
University of California Center, located on 550 E. Shaw Ave. in Fresno, CA.

 This free searchable web database with over 100,000 entries features
multiple types of American primary sources (ship manifests, censuses, births,
marriages, deaths, military, naturalization, passports, and newspaper missing
persons advertisements).

 Records of individuals and their friends and family are
linked together (sometimes with photos and other images) to show relationships.

 “I was amazed how quickly Mark was able to track the
footsteps of my mother’s great uncle Levon Lulejian, who migrated from Kharpert
to Fresno in 1920!” said Varoujan Der Simonian, director of the Museum. According
to the records, Lulejian, a trained chemist, was born in 1892. He became the recording
secretary of General Antranik, and the publisher-editor of Meshag newspaper
in Fresno.   

 While there is no charge to attend, RSVPs are encouraged. To
RSVP, contact the Armenian Museum of Fresno at (559)
or go to and Register
on line to save your seat. Admission is free.


 About the Armenian Museum of Fresno:  a.k.a. Armenian Heritage Museum, a California
based 501(c) 3 Public Benefit Corporation, housed at the University of
California Center on 550 E. Shaw Ave. in Fresno, promotes rotating exhibitions,
performing arts, and highlights the history and contributions of Armenian-Americans
to California, complementing the cultural fabric of Central California.

MARK ARSLAN – Picture attached

Armenian Museum of Fresno

550 East Shaw Ave., 
Fresno CA 93710
Tel: 1.559.224.1001
Fax 1.559.224.1002


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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS