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Research Sunday

April 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

at Temple Emanuel

Reservations for expert help are now closed, but you can still examine our extensive research collection on your own or with the guidance of our librarians.

Research Sundays are an opportunity to:

  • Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 20-minute scheduled appointments
  • Work with a strategist to plan your next steps
  • Get translation help with documents written in various foreign languages in 20-minute scheduled appointments
  • Learn how to read your DNA results or decide if DNA testing is for you
  • Examine our extensive research collection of books and maps on your own or with the guidance of our librarians

This event is for JGSGB members only, however new members may join at the door.

Temple Emanuel (Feldberg Meeting Room in the lower level)
385 Ward St., Newton, MA

Sign-ups are recommended to obtain a 20 minute appointment with a translator, experienced researcher or strategist. We cannot guarantee individual consultations without appointments. No appointment is needed to look through our resources.

I plan to look through the JGSGB collection of research books and maps (no appointment needed).

I’d like an appointment with an experienced researcher to help me with my research questions

I’d like an appointment with a strategist to help me decide on next steps and/or to try to break down a brick wall.

I'd like an appointment with someone to help me decide if DNA is for me and/or help me decipher my DNA results.

I’d like an appointment with a translator.

Please check the language(s) you're interested in having translated.


Time is limited for translation, so please do not expect complete translations of long documents....just the gist of the document or specific names and dates, if appropriate.

Please indicate in the comment section below if you have any time constraints we need to consider. We will notify you in advance by email of the time slot(s) you have been assigned. The times will be assigned in the order the requests are received. If you are late for your appointment, you will have less time with the translator. If you have not arrived within 10 minutes of your scheduled time, we will have to assume you could not make it and we will give the remainder of your time to someone else.

If you plan to work with an experienced researcher or strategist you are encouraged to bring a laptop if you can. When you receive notification of your appointment, you will also receive documents to fill out in preparation for your visit. This will help the researcher to help you.

Working with a translator, you may want to bring only copies of the documents to be translated not the originals.

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We can always use more volunteers to help on Research Sundays. If you would like to help as an experienced researcher or foreign language translator, please contact izenberg @ jgsgb.org

To view/download/print this year’s schedule, click here for the year at a glance.


April 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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at Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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