Events 1996

National Archives

Tuesday, December 17, 1996

An evening at the National Archives – New England Region at 380 Trapelo Road in Waltham. Open 6pm-9pm, for JGSGB members only (you can join at the door).

Beginners’ Workshop

November 12 and 19, 1996

Are you interested in unlocking your family’s history? Is your goal to develop advanced techniques or brush up on dusty genealogy skills? The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) will feature a two-part Jewish Genealogy Beginners’ Workshop on November 12th and 19th at Temple Reyim in Newton.

Over two evenings, the workshop will guide you through the maze of census, probate, ship, obituary, cemetery, and naturalization records; Mormon resources; overseas research; and Yiddish and Hebrew names. The course will also cover the critical art of interviewing, plus the increasing value of internet resources in genealogy research. Participants will also have time to discuss specific questions with experienced genealogists and review the society’s extensive reference collection.

The combined genealogy experience of program leaders Jim Yarin, Warren Blatt, and Nancy Arbeiter exceeds 30 years, and includes lecturing, publishing, and the development of internet resources for genealogy.

The workshop will run from 6:30-9:30 pm on November 12 and 19 at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street (Route 16), Newton (near the Newton-Wellesley Hospital, between Routes 128 and 30 — a short walk from the Woodland Stop on the Green Line). Click here for directions.

Workshop cost is $20 for non-members; $17 for JGSGB members.

The 15th Annual Summer Seminar
on Jewish Genealogy

“Boston: Beacon of Heritage”

July 14-19, 1996

Boston Park Plaza Hotel

A five-day event featuring over 75 speakers from around the world. Attended by 676 people from 35 states and 11 countries.