Google for Genealogists Much of the information and resources available through Google go unnoticed by the average researcher. This presentation will explain how Google components can be leveraged for better … Continue reading Thomas MacEntee – Two Lectures: Google for Genealogists & The Genealogy Do-Over™: A Year of Learning from Mistakes
Carol Clingan Debbie Lerner Carol Clingan and Debbie Lerner, who together have more than 30 years of genealogy research experience, will present a workshop tailored for beginners on the process of … Continue reading Beginners Workshop on Jewish Genealogy
Between the 1870s and the 1920s, almost 2,500,000 Jewish immigrants arrived in the United States with most of them settling in New York City. While New York shaped the contours … Continue reading Daniel Soyer – New York Jews in the Immigrant City, 1880-1924
While identifying family names is basic to doing genealogical research,Jewish family names are anything but simple. Different rules governed theadoption of names in different countries and in Ashkenasic and Sephardiccommunities. … Continue reading Sallyann Amdur Sack – What You Need to Know About Jewish Family Names
The Heidi Urich Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy co-sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College Details coming soon.
Join us for our next Virtual Research Sunday for individual research help via ZOOM Video Conferencing. Register for one 30-minute appointment with a knowledgeable consultant or translator for one of … Continue reading Research Sunday
Explore Vilna, known as “the Jerusalem of Lithuania,” once European Jewry's intellectual, spiritual, and political capital. Daniel Gurevich will begin the program with a brief overview of Lithuanian history and … Continue reading Daniel Gurevich – Vilnius, The Jerusalem of Lithuania
Almost five of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices are commemorated in Yad Vashem's online Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names. Yad Vashem, a living … Continue reading Serafima Velkovich – Tips for Using Genealogical Sources at Yad Vashem
Please note that this program will not be recorded. Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections and … Continue reading Ellen Kowitt – Two Lectures – Jewish Resources Comparison of the Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, JewishGen, & MyHeritage and Creative Strategies for Ukraine Research
Researchers often underutilize information found in the census. This case study follows the presence of Jewish names in the U.S. census from the first decennial census in 1790 to the … Continue reading Meredith Hoffman – “Solomon Cohen” through the Censuses, 1790-1940: The Census as Evidence and History
The Routes to Roots Foundation, established by Miriam Weiner more than 25 years ago, identified archival records from thousands of towns in Eastern Europe. Its archive database at www.rtrfoundation.org lets … Continue reading Miriam Weiner – Routes to Roots Foundation: New Surnames Databases, Maps, Town Images and More!
Have you taken a DNA test to learn about your ancestry? Are you confused by the results? In this workshop, David Ellis will cover the biology behind genetic genealogy, the … Continue reading David Ellis – DNA and Genetic Genealogy Workshop
Under the auspices of the Technion (Israel's MIT), the Avotaynu DNA Project is a landmark scientific study that has tested over a thousand men in far-flung Jewish communities from China … Continue reading Adam Brown – The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People
Endogamy, marrying and having children predominantly within one's group, allows DNA matches to appear to be more closely related to each other than they actually are. Alec Ferretti will teach … Continue reading Alec Ferretti – Strategies for Analyzing Endogamous DNA