FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Varoujan Der Simonian
Armenian Museum of Fresno
P: 559-224-1001; F: 559-224-1002
Armenian Immigration Project
Discussion April 27
Engineer by Profession to share tool to research Armenian
immigration through 1930
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
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
While there is no charge to attend, RSVPs are encouraged. To
RSVP, contact the Armenian Museum of Fresno at (559)
224-1001 or go to www.armof.org 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.