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IAJGS Conference – Salt Lake City, UT

Hilton Salt Lake City Center Salt Lake City, UT

It’s not too late to sign-up for the 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in person or by subscribing to its live video streaming (and 90 day viewing) of the top 60 lectures. Click here for: Conference registration page 2 ½ minute video about IAJGS LIVE! Free 60-minute IAJGS LIVE! program on the SLC … Continue reading IAJGS Conference – Salt Lake City, UT

Annual Lecture: The Genetic History of the Jewish People – Dr. Harry Ostrer

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

Our 8th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by JGSGB & Hebrew College. In 1921, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the Berlin rabbis in which he observed, “I notice that the word Jew is ambiguous in that it refers (1) to nationality and origin, (2) to the faith.” Population genetics research is adding new … Continue reading Annual Lecture: The Genetic History of the Jewish People – Dr. Harry Ostrer

Sheila Green and Beverly Olsberg – Planning Your Family Reunion

at Cong. Beth El 561 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

If you are planning  a family reunion or even just thinking about the possibility, this workshop will provide many ideas and suggestions that should make the planning process easier and lead to an enjoyable reunion experience for all. Beverley Olsberg and Sheila Green will share what they learned when they each planned their successful family … Continue reading Sheila Green and Beverly Olsberg – Planning Your Family Reunion

JGSGB Genealogy Course at Hebrew College: Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research (registration required)

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston will be offering its award-winning, intensive introductory course on Jewish Genealogy for the 7th year starting Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  The course is designed to provide serious adult students with the skills and knowledge to research their Jewish family origins. It is taught at Hebrew College in Newton … Continue reading JGSGB Genealogy Course at Hebrew College: Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research (registration required)

NERGC 2015

The Rhode Island Convention Center One Sabin Street, Providence, RI

The New England Regional Genealogical Conference will take place April 15-18, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The Convention Center offers outstanding facilities, amenities, and service in an easy-to-reach location in the heart of historic Providence, one hour from Boston. Our Society is one of the co-sponsors of this conference … Continue reading NERGC 2015

$150

Annual Lecture: The Scroll and the Cross: Jewish Genealogy in Latin America – Ilan Stavans

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

Our 9th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by Hebrew College and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. With a population of close to half a million, the Jews of Latin America are a microcosm of parallel diasporas. A portion dates back to the colonial period and is defined by a converso identity, another … Continue reading Annual Lecture: The Scroll and the Cross: Jewish Genealogy in Latin America – Ilan Stavans

Beginners Workshop in Jewish Genealogy

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Workshop handouts: Naturalization Military Immigration Census Information Carol Clingan 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. They will describe in detail the sources and records that are most helpful to beginners and present … Continue reading Beginners Workshop in Jewish Genealogy

Workshop on Polish Records Research with Stanley Diamond (FULL)

Location TBA

Location: TBA (in Newton) Registration is closed for the Workshop on Polish Records Research since the 30 available places have been filled.   This is a rare opportunity to get deep inside the workings of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland), an award winning international project to create an Internet-searchable index of all surviving Jewish vital records of … Continue reading Workshop on Polish Records Research with Stanley Diamond (FULL)

$15

Glenn Dynner – Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in Eastern Europe

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

10th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College In the 18th and 19th centuries, much of the economy of Eastern Europe was based on vodka and Jews were believed to be the only group sober enough to be entrusted with its production and sale. The Jewish-run tavern, leased from the local … Continue reading Glenn Dynner – Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in Eastern Europe

Jewish Genealogy:
Discover Your Family History

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

Register here The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, in conjunction with Hebrew College, is offering its award-winning course on how to research your Jewish family history. Eight Wednesday evenings March 1 - April 26, 2017 (excludes April 12) 7:00 - 9:30 pm at Hebrew College in Newton Tuition $250. Class limited to 24 students.   … Continue reading Jewish Genealogy:
Discover Your Family History

Family History Books and Heirlooms Fair

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

You are invited to participate in our 2nd annual Family History Books and Heirlooms Fair at our monthly program on June 11th at Temple Emanuel. Please bring: Family history books, booklets and scrapbooks you’ve created to be viewed by and to inspire your fellow genealogists! Family heirlooms that have connected you to your ancestors, along … Continue reading Family History Books and Heirlooms Fair

37th IAJGS Int. Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Walt Disney World Swan Resort 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL

Don’t miss the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, our annual reunion of top Jewish genealogists! Sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando, the Conference will be held on the grounds of Walt Disney World, at the The Disney World Swan Resort at 1200 … Continue reading 37th IAJGS Int. Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Adam Mendelsohn – The Rag Trade: How Jews Made It in America

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

11th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy co-sponsored by the JGSGB & Hebrew College   The majority of Jewish immigrants who made their way to the United States between 1820 and 1924 arrived nearly penniless.  Yet today their descendants stand out as exceptionally successful. From itinerant rag traders to piece workers and entrepreneurs in the burgeoning … Continue reading Adam Mendelsohn – The Rag Trade: How Jews Made It in America

JGSGB’S Celebration36!

at Gann Academy 333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston presents Celebration36 From Double Chai to Double Helix Gann Academy 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA Registration has Ended Schedule of Events 8:30–9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast View Member Exhibits Bid on Silent Auction Items 9:30–10:30 Good morning - Welcome CeCe Moore Applying DNA to Your Genealogical Research 10:45–11:45 Libby … Continue reading JGSGB’S Celebration36!

Annual Lecture: Saskia Coenen Snyder – Diamonds, Jews and the Expansion of 19th Century Global Trade

at Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

The Heidi Urich Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy cosponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College Free and Open to All The discovery of diamond deposits in South Africa in 1869 led to intensified extraction, manufacturing and consumption of diamonds in a growing global network.  Jews played a crucial role throughout the process of extracting the rough stones from South African … Continue reading Annual Lecture: Saskia Coenen Snyder – Diamonds, Jews and the Expansion of 19th Century Global Trade

Schelly Talalay Dardashti – Resources for Sephardic Research: An Introduction

Goto Webinar MA

GSGB VIRTUAL GENEALOGY PROGRAM presented in generous cooperation with MyHeritage Click here to register for this program: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3915055646195687693 Advance registration required You will receive a confirmation email with instructions from MyHeritage   Schelly Talalay Dardashti will introduce the growing field of Sephardic research, surveying websites, discussion groups, books, journals, conferences, archives and libraries, ongoing research projects, … Continue reading Schelly Talalay Dardashti – Resources for Sephardic Research: An Introduction

Annual Lecture: Steven J. Zipperstein – Myth and History in the Recent Jewish Past

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

The Heidi Urich Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy co-sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College Free and Open to All JGSGB current 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 … Continue reading Annual Lecture: Steven J. Zipperstein – Myth and History in the Recent Jewish Past

Aaron Ginsburg – The Joint: What Is It and How Can I Use Its Archives?

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Special Members-only Program Presented by: Aaron Ginsburg, JGSGB member The Joint Distribution Committee has provided relief and support to Jews in many countries since 1914. During WWI and the subsequent turmoil in Eastern Europe, the Joint assisted millions of Jews. This work continued during the Holocaust and continues today. Recently their archives became digitized and searchable, http://search.archives.jdc.org/. … Continue reading Aaron Ginsburg – The Joint: What Is It and How Can I Use Its Archives?

Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

The Genealogy class is full and registration has closed. To sign up for our waitlist, send an email with your name to course@jgsgb.org. This annual course will take place remotely this year from November 3, 2021 through January 12, 2022, on 8 Wednesday evenings with breaks for holidays. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston … Continue reading Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History

Annual Lecture: Samuel Kassow – Time Capsules Under the Rubble: The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto

- Zoom Meeting - Free Program MA

The Heidi Urich Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogyco-sponsored by JGSGB and Hebrew College During World War II, Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left “time capsules” full of documents they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps. They were determined … Continue reading Annual Lecture: Samuel Kassow – Time Capsules Under the Rubble: The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto

Stanley Diamond – Workshop on Polish Records Research

- Zoom Meeting Virtual

Advance your research with individual advice from Stanley Diamond, founder and Executive Director of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. JRI-Poland is the worldwide leader in accessing, indexing and making Jewish vital records from Poland available online. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to receive answers to their questions and learn from Diamond’s responses to others. He will … Continue reading Stanley Diamond – Workshop on Polish Records Research