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June 2021

An Evening with John D. “Jack” Warner, Ph.D.

June 30 @ 7:00 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

JGSGB is co-sponsoring the following Massachusetts Genealogical Council's M.O.R.E. lecture. An Evening with John D. “Jack” Warner, Ph.D.Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts John D. “Jack” Warner, Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will discuss how to access the records and artifacts held at the Massachusetts State Archives; how records become part of the Massachusetts Archives Digital Repository; how his work with the State Historical Records Advisory Board affects future resources; and how you can get involved at the Archives.…

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September 2021

Thomas MacEntee – Two Lectures: Google for Genealogists & The Genealogy Do-Over™: A Year of Learning from Mistakes

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Google for Genealogists Much of the information and resources available through Google go unnoticed by the average researcher. This presentation will explain how Google components can be leveraged for better search results. Google allows you to access maps, books, journals, abstracts, patents, and much more — you may find just what is needed to make advances in your genealogy research. The Genealogy Do-Over™: A Year of Learning from Mistakes Frustrated with the way you originally researched your genealogy? Did you…

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October 2021

Beginners Workshop on Jewish Genealogy

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Carol Clingan Debbie Lerner Carol Clingan and Debbie Lerner, who together have more than 30 years of genealogy research experience, will present a workshop tailored for beginners on the process of researching your family tree. The first half will present the resources, databases and records that are most helpful to begin researching your family history. The second half will apply this information to a case study, demonstrating what you can find and how you can use it to tell your family…

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Daniel Soyer – New York Jews in the Immigrant City, 1880-1924

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Between the 1870s and the 1920s, almost 2,500,000 Jewish immigrants arrived in the United States with most of them settling in New York City. While New York shaped the contours of Jewish life both in the city and in the rest of the country, Jews also profoundly influenced the culture, politics, and economics of the city and beyond. In this talk, Daniel Soyer examines Jewish immigrant life by looking at the city’s immigrant Jewish neighborhoods, communal organizations, politics, cultural expressions,…

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