December 2019


Dan Oren – The Wedding Photo: Genealogy Puzzles Discovered and Solved
December 8, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History
JGSGB’s annual 8-session comprehensive beginner’s course
Wednesdays March 4 – May 6, 7:00-9:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton
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This month we are featuring the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center (PJAC). The mission of the PJAC is to collect, preserve, and organize the records of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community and make them available to scholars, students, researchers and the general public.
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A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America
Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society
December 10, 7 pm
Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield
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Growing up Jewish in India: A Shabbat Experience with Siona Benjamin
A Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Event in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative
December 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, $45 register in advance
American Ancestors Research Center, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Working With and Preserving Photographs
December 4 – 18, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, $85, register in advance
New England Historic Genealogical Society online course
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A Year in Review: New Records and Features in MyHeritage
Presenter: Daniel Horowitz
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
December 10, 2 pm
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Post-WWII Immigration: US Holocaust Memorial Museum Digital Resources
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
December 18, 6 pm
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Save the dates for 2020 conferences!

Roots Tech 2020
February 26-29, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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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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