December 2018


Jewish Genealogy in the Germanies
Speaker: Roger Lustig
December 2, 1:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
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The Heidi Urich Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy: Credit to the Nation: East European Jewish Immigrant Bankers, Mass Migration and American Finance
Speaker: Rebecca Kobrin
December 16, 3:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton (note time and location)
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This month we are featuring the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) which is devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on the Jewish communities of Central Europe over the past five centuries. LBI also promotes the study and understanding of German-Jewish history through its public programs, exhibitions, and support for research and scholars.
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Capturing Family Stories with Your Cell Phone, Two-Part Workshop
December 1 and 8, 2:00-3:30 pm, $30 (registration required)
NEHGS Library and Archives, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Bare-Bones Genealogy for Beginners: Starting from Scratch
December 17, 7:00-8:30 pm
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
December 5, 2:00 pm
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Guide to Immigration and Naturalization History
USCIS webinar
December 20, 1:00 pm
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Limmud Boston 2018
December 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (registration required)
Temple Reyim / Mayyim Hayyim Campus, 1860 Washington St, Newton
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Save the dates for 2019 conferences!

New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) 2019 Conference
April 3-6, 2019 Manchester, NH, registration required ($)
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 2019 Conference
June 30-July 2, 2019 Denver, CO, registration required ($)
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IAJGS 2019 International Conference
July 28-August 2, 2019 Cleveland, OH, registration required ($)
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It’s time to join or renew your membership for 2019.
New Members join here; Renew your membership here.

Volunteers will be available at JGSGB meetings to assist with renewals and new memberships. Please come early if you would like help.

We are offering our annual 8-session comprehensive beginner’s course, Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History, at Hebrew College, Wednesday March 6 – May 8, 7:00-9:30 pm. More information here.