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Poland SIG

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Welcome back to the Poland SIG of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston! The long pandemic hibernation is hopefully ending as we look forward to in-person meetings at the JGSGB commencing this coming Spring. In the interim, this meeting is being scheduled to welcome new members and for all participants to reintroduce themselves and … Continue reading Poland SIG

Logan Kleinwaks – GenealogyIndexer: Searching Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and More;
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Spotlight Talk: Leora Tec – Non-Jews Remembering Jews in Poland: An Introduction to The Neshoma Project

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

JGSGB members: Program is free. Members do not need to register.You can find the Zoom link by logging in to your JGSGB Membership account. Once logged in, use the "What would you like to do" dropdown to locate the Members-only Page for the Zoom link. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the … Continue reading Logan Kleinwaks – GenealogyIndexer: Searching Historical Directories, Yizkor Books, and More;
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Spotlight Talk: Leora Tec – Non-Jews Remembering Jews in Poland: An Introduction to The Neshoma Project

Ukraine SIG

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Welcome back to the JGSGB Ukraine SIG. At this meeting we'll welcome several new members and have an opportunity to describe any genealogical progress we've made since we last met. It's also a time when we can try to help each other overcome any "brick walls" we've found in our research. You'll get a Zoom … Continue reading Ukraine SIG

JGSGB Book Group – Upcoming Meeting

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

The JGSGB Book Group will hold its next meeting via Zoom at 7:30 PM. We will be discussing Family Papers-A Sephardic Journey through the 20th Century by Sarah Abrevaya Stein.​ If you are not already on the mailing list, please write to BookGroup@jgsgb.org and I will add you to the mailing list.

Vivian Kahn – Researching Hungarian Families in Hungary and Galicia

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

JewishGen databases have almost 4 million records, making them a primary resource on Jewish families who lived in Hungary and Galicia (Many Polish Jews moved to Hungary and Vienna after the three partitions of Poland).  Vivian Kahn will demonstrate what is available on JewishGen and other less familiar online resources.  She will also provide tips … Continue reading Vivian Kahn – Researching Hungarian Families in Hungary and Galicia

Daniel Horowitz – Minimum Effort, Maximum Output: Best Tricks for Using MyHeritage

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Learn the latest methods for successfully using the international genealogical website MyHeritage, containing billions and billions of historical records. Make the most of its technology by exploring cutting-edge features that will enhance your family history research and provide greater context to your family’s unique story. This session will review Smart Matches™, Record Matches, Photo Discoveries, Instant … Continue reading Daniel Horowitz – Minimum Effort, Maximum Output: Best Tricks for Using MyHeritage

Risa Daitzman Heywood – The Importance of Thorough American Research in Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Family’s Town and Original Surname

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

When beginning genealogical research, it’s tempting to immediately jump to European records when researching your family, but searching American records first can avoid a lot of time and frustration. If you haven’t documented where in Europe your family was from or what their names were in Europe, then this session is for you. Learn which … Continue reading Risa Daitzman Heywood – The Importance of Thorough American Research in Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Family’s Town and Original Surname

Adina Newman – #Genealogy: Incorporating Social Media into Your Genealogical Research Program

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Social media has become an essential tool for genealogists in the 21st century. Through platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and TikTok, genealogists have limitless opportunities for expanding research, learning new skills, and collaborating with other researchers. Whether a social media novice or seasoned expert, everyone will walk away from this presentation with new ideas … Continue reading Adina Newman – #Genealogy: Incorporating Social Media into Your Genealogical Research Program

Gil Bardige – Help! I Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused

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In this beginner to intermediate level DNA program, Gil Bardige uses proven methodologies and processes to show how you can prioritize your DNA matches in order to increase your chances of finding common relatives.  Reduce your stress and confusion as you zero in on about 50 priority matches among the tens of thousands of matches that you receive.  The presentation also clarifies ethnicity … Continue reading Gil Bardige – Help! I Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused

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