All posts by Heidi Urich

January 2015


Collaborative Genealogy: A Revolutionary New Approach to Building Our Family Trees

Lecture by Adam Brown, followed by panel with Adam Brown and JGSGB members Jay Sage and Meredith Hoffman.
The Belarus SIG will meet at 3:30 pm.
January 11, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, at Congregation Beth El – Atereth Israel, Newton.
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Research Sunday

Translate documents, consult with experienced researchers and review our extensive research collection.
Bring copies of your Yiddish, Hungarian and Romanian documents for translation.
Sign-up for appointments with translators and to say you’re coming for research help.

<pJGSGB members only.  New members may join at the door.
January 25, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton.
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Find Your Ancestors  

Learn basics and go online using library resources. Limited space, pre-registration required.
January 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at Newton Free Library.


Get Started on Your Family History
Speaker: Rhonda R. McClure
January 28, 6:00 pm, at Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Abbey Room
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JGSGB 8-Week Course: Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research

An award-winning, comprehensive introductory course on how to research your Jewish family history
February 18 – April 22, meets eight Wednesday evenings at Hebrew College, 7-9 pm, $250.
Lectures and individual help sessions. Course website with lectures for those who miss classes.
Enroll now
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JewishGen Learning Center Online Courses

Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S., January 16 – February 10,  $100  
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Jamboree Webinar Series

Webinars sponsored by Southern California Genealogical Society, offered twice monthly, free
Webinar schedule

Legacy Family Tree Webinars 

Webinars sponsored by Legacy Family Tree, offered weekly, free
Webinar schedule
The Society offers expert speakers at no charge to your synagogue, library, school, community center, club etc. Topics include Finding Your Family History and Getting Started With Jewish Genealogy. Send an email to or call 866-611-5698 (toll free) to discuss designing and scheduling a program.
If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership for 2015, renew or join here.News items for the next newsletter should be submitted by January 20 to
Wishing you a happy and genealogically prosperous 2015!

Heidi Urich
President, JGSGB