April 2021

Special Virtual Issue


An Evening with Amy Whorf McGuiggan
March 31, 7:00 pm, Zoom meeting
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Stephen Morse – Two Lectures: Finding Presidents’ (and Your) Ancestors in the Strangest Places & Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching with and without a Name Index
April 25, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Boston’s Jewish Family Businesses: The Colonial Era to the Present
Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center event, register in advance
April 6, 4:00 pm
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Family Affairs: Writing Parents’ Stories
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
April 7, 4:00 pm
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The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Revolt
JDC Archives event, $10, register in advance
April 8, 12:00 pm
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The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon
Legacy Family Tree webinars, register in advance
April 8-9
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Jewish Cuba: Past, Present and Future
Qesher event, $9-$36, register in advance
April 11, 1:30 pm
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Tales from the Lagoon: Finding the Lost Shtetl of Rumshishok
Vilna Shul event, register in advance
April 11, 4:00 pm
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Immigration: Discuss Your Family’s Journey From There to Here
JewishGen Study Group, $60, register is advance
April 11-25
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Family History Today: Researching Your Family History in Israel from Home
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
April 15, 2:00 pm
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Tammy Hepps – 100 Days to a Better Family History
IGRA webinar, register in advance
April 18, 12:00 pm
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The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos
YIVO event, register in advance
April 20, 1:00 pm
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Jewish Bulgaria: A Virtual Sephardic Journey
Qesher event, $9-$36, register in advance
April 25, 1:30 pm
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The Savvy Searcher: Use the Case Study to Analyze Research Problems
JewishGen Study Group, $60, register in advance
May 2-16
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2021 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Virtual Conference
April 1- May 31, 2021
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Register now for virtual NERGC 2021! Virtual NERGC 2021 features three Gathering Days plus 60 additional recorded presentations that will be available ‘on-demand’ until May 31, 2021. There are also other traditional NERGC features throughout the 61 days to keep you engaged with this virtual conference – Special Interest Groups, Ancestors Road Show, Society Fair, and Library & Archives Showcase. And, the virtual Exhibit Hall will be open 24×7 for 61 days, with many vendors opting to include scheduled appointments and/or video chats as optional activities at their booths.

National Genealogical Society Virtual Conference
May 19-20, 2021
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IAJGS 2021 International Conference
August 2-5, 2021, Philadelphia, PA
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Seeking Yiddish Script Translators for Research Sunday
JGSGB is looking for Yiddish translators who are able to read Yiddish handwriting, either in print or script. Documents typically are postcards, letters, or annotations on the back of family photos. If you have this expertise and would like to volunteer to help us for 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon, we would be most grateful. Membership in JGSGB is not a requirement to volunteer. Please email us at ResearchSunday@jgsgb.org. Thank you!