April 2016


Two Talks: Ukrainian Research and Online Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Speaker: Janette Silverman
April 3, 1:30-3:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
All Special Interest Groups will meet.
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Research Sunday
Sign-up now for individual research and translation help
April 10, 2:30-4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Polish Books of Residents and Other Valuable Polish Resources
Speakers: Julian and Fay Bussgang
May 1, 2:00-4:00 pm
Goodnow Library, Sudbury
Co-sponsored with the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
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Brick Wall Genealogy
April 4, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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The Pearl That Slipped Its Shell – Experiences of Jewish Women in Iran
April 6, Opening Reception, 5:00-8:00 pm
April 6
24, Art exhibit and related events
Brandeis University, Waltham
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On the Job: Ancestors Who Worked in the Public Sector and the Amazing Records They Left Behind
April 13, 6:00-7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston
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Choosing a Genealogical Software Program
April 23, 4:005:00 pm
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
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Writing and Publishing Your Family History
April 24, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, $125
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston

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Poland: Uncovering the Past and Revealing the Future
Speakers: Glenn Kurtz and Leora Tec
May 9, 7:30 pm, $18
Hebrew College, Newton
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The Ins and Outs of IGRA’s Database Collection
April 10, 4:00 pm
Israel Genealogy Research Association webinar, register in advance
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Organize & Research Online for advanced beginners
JewishGen online course, $125
April 22 – May 19
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The Peripatetic Germans: Emigration and Immigrations (1693-1914)
April 20, 9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar, register in advance
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Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Seminar
April 16 & 17, $75 (Saturday) $85 (Sunday)
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Marlborough, MA
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IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7 – 12
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
Lower registration fees available through April 30
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We’re looking for volunteers to transcribe headstone information from the following cemeteries: Mt. Nebo/Cong. Agudath Achim in Taunton, Temple Sinai in Danvers, and Agudas Shalom in Everett. Photographers are needed for other local cemeteries.  Contact cemetery@jgsgb.org