April 2020

A Special Virtual Issue


RESOURCES OF THE MONTH

Boston Public Library
List of BPL and other online genealogy resources, including access to the Ancestry Library Edition.
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Brooklyn Newsstand
A collection of digitized Brooklyn newspapers available during the NY library closure. In-library use only will go back into effect when they reopen.
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Center for Jewish History
Audio and video streams of select events at the Center for Jewish History.
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Israel Genealogy Research Association
Library of education genealogy videos (requires free registration)
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Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Library of educational genealogy videos available on You Tube.
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MyHeritage
FREE access to all U.S. census records on MyHeritage, now through until April 5.
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Newton Free Library
Access to the Ancestry Library Edition outside the Newton Free Library is graciously permitted by the vendor for the duration of their closure (for Newton Library card holders).
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Roots Tech
Free Videos Now Available: DNA, RootsTech Keynotes, and More.
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COURSES, WEBINARS, & VIDEO

Finding and Accessing New York State Birth Certificates: 1880s through the early-1900s
New York Genealogical and Biographical Webinar, register in advance
April 2, 3:00 pm
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Online Family Trees: Avoiding Pitfalls and Maximizing Possibilities
New York Genealogical and Biographical Webinar, register in advance
April 9, 2:00 pm
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Jumpstart Your MyHeritage Family Tree with Instant Discoveries
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
April 14, 2:00 pm
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Get the Most from American Ancestors . . . from home!
April 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, register in advance
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Working with DNA segments on MyHeritage
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
April 28, 2:00 pm
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A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish Food
YIVO Shine Online Course
May 1 course launch; registration now open
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CONFERENCES

Massachusetts Genealogical Council Virtual Seminar
April 4-5, 2020, registration required by April 1
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National Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference
May 20-23, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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IAJGS 2020 International Conference
August 9-14, 2020, San Diego, CA
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JGSGB NEWS

JGSGB is looking for a treasurer to keep our books and pay our bills. This is a board position and requires an understanding of debit-and-credit accounting and the ability to use (or learn) Quickbooks. Time requirement is ½ to 1-1/2 hours/week plus a monthly board meeting. Contact: presidents @ jgsgb.org
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