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The Genealogical Riches of Massachusetts’ Archives featuring a Panel of Local Archivists

February 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

at Temple Emanuel


Representatives of the Massachusetts Archives, the Boston City Archives, the Jewish Heritage Center and the JGSGB describe the records they hold, discuss how these records can be useful in your genealogical research, and explain how you can access them.

Feb Panel

Marty Crilly is the Archivist for Reference and Outreach, at the Boston City Archives, where she manages their outreach program, social media initiatives, research services, and digital records program.  The Archives house Boston municipal records, including photographs and tax, voting, school, and institutional records.

John Hannigan is the Head of Reference Services at the Massachusetts State Archives. He is completing a dissertation at Brandeis University on the relationship between slavery and war in eighteenth century Massachusetts and the history of the American legal system. John has taught courses on the American Revolution, the history of the American legal system, the Civil War, World War II,  and is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Robbins House, Concord’s African American Museum.

David Rosen has served on the board of the JGSGB for twenty-five years and is the Society’s archivist. In 2013 he received the New England Regional Genealogical Conference Award for Volunteer of the Year. He has compiled numerous genealogical databases including indexes to weddings and obituaries from The Jewish Advocate, now accessible on JewishGen. David also serves as a board member of the Vilna Shul in Boston.

Stephanie Call is the Associate Director of Archives and Education, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center in Boston where she oversees core activities including archive preservation, family history and educational outreach.  A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, she holds a graduate degree from Simmons College in Library and Information Science focusing on archive management.  Stephanie is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists.

Guide to MA Vital Records

Boston Archives Brochure

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Bessarabia SIG

Post-lecture (approx. 3:30 pm)
Poland and Ukraine SIGs


February 24, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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