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Two Talks: Sharon Zane – The Art of Taking an Oral History and Fay Bussgang – How I Put Together a Memoir

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Oral histories can be a powerful tool for genealogists. This talk will present techniques of taking a good oral history: what to do and what not do, interviewing tips, how … Continue reading Two Talks: Sharon Zane – The Art of Taking an Oral History and Fay Bussgang – How I Put Together a Memoir

Genie Milgrom – From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: My Search for Jewish Roots; and How to Trace Your ‘New Christian’ Ancestors (2 lectures)

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

Born in Cuba to a Catholic family, Genie Milgrom has brilliantly  traced her maternal lineage back 600 years to the Jews of pre-Inquisition Portugal and Spain. In her first talk, … Continue reading Genie Milgrom – From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: My Search for Jewish Roots; and How to Trace Your ‘New Christian’ Ancestors (2 lectures)

Tammy Hepps – The Ancestor Deep Dive: How to Find Out Everything There is to Possibly Know About Your Ancestors

American Legion Nonantum Post 440 295 California Street, Newton, MA

JGSGB Members are invited to bring a friend for free to this program! Too often, we do ancestral research by relying on the usual sources such as Ancestry.com. Tammy Hepps … Continue reading Tammy Hepps – The Ancestor Deep Dive: How to Find Out Everything There is to Possibly Know About Your Ancestors

Two-part Program by Mary Roddy: FamilyBrowse: Another Way to Use FamilySearch.org and A Nose for News

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

FamilyBrowse: Another Way to Use FamilySearch.org FamilySearch.org has millions of images on its website. Many are unindexed and not searchable.  If you know how to get into the catalog and … Continue reading Two-part Program by Mary Roddy: FamilyBrowse: Another Way to Use FamilySearch.org and A Nose for News

Research Sunday

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Research Sundays are an opportunity to: Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 30-minute scheduled appointments Work with a strategist to plan your next steps Get translation … Continue reading Research Sunday

Two-part Program by Shellee Morehead: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Test

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy See what DNA tests are available, the pros and cons of DNA testing and which test might be right for you. Genetic genealogy tests are compared, including … Continue reading Two-part Program by Shellee Morehead: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Test

Research Sunday

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Research Sundays are an opportunity to: Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 30-minute scheduled appointments Work with a strategist to plan your next steps Get translation … Continue reading Research Sunday

Two-part Program: Michael Marx – Beyond Search: More Google Tools for Genealogy and Spotlight Talk: The Jewish-Cape Verde Connection: From the Inquisition to the Present

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Google is today’s most widely used search engine and a primary resource for genealogists. However, getting the most out of Google calls for using tools beyond the familiar Google web … Continue reading Two-part Program: Michael Marx – Beyond Search: More Google Tools for Genealogy and Spotlight Talk: The Jewish-Cape Verde Connection: From the Inquisition to the Present

Two-part Program: Daniel Horowitz – Plan Your Roots Trip to Eastern Europe and Panel – What to Expect from the 2018 Jewish Genealogy Conference in Warsaw

at Temple Emanuel 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA

Learn all the tips and tricks for planning and executing your genealogy trip to Eastern Europe from the initial idea to the practical details of arranging hotels, communication and transportation. … Continue reading Two-part Program: Daniel Horowitz – Plan Your Roots Trip to Eastern Europe and Panel – What to Expect from the 2018 Jewish Genealogy Conference in Warsaw