February 2015 Newsletter

Workshop on Planning Your Family Reunion
Sheila Green & Beverly Olsberg
February 8, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at Congregation Beth El – Atereth Israel, Newton.
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Two Lectures:
Plucking Stories from the Family Tree – Suzette Martinez Standring
Scrivener Software, A Tool for Writing Your Family History – Julie Michutka
Special Interest Groups and Ask the Experts will meet.
February 22, 1:30 – 4:00 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton.
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Events Elsewhere:
The Persistence of Memory: An Evening with Leora Tec
Reservation recommended, $10.
February 11, 7 – 8:30 pm, Lexington Depot
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JGSGB Eight-Week Course: Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research
Award-winning, comprehensive introductory course on how to research your Jewish family history. Lectures and individual help sessions. Course website with lectures for those who miss classes.
February 18 – April 22, meets eight Wednesday evenings at Hebrew College, 7-9 pm, $250.
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FamilySearch/Family History Library Live Online Classes
Several classes each month through April.
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Group Trip to Lithuania
For the 22nd year, research mavens Howard Margol and Peggy Mosinger Freedman are leading a trip to Lithuania from July 21 – 31, 2015.
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The Society offers expert speakers at no charge to your synagogue, library, school, community center, club, etc. Topics include Finding Your Family History and Getting Started With Jewish Genealogy. Send an email to outreach@jgsgb.org or call 866-611-5698 (toll free) to discuss designing and scheduling a program.

If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership for 2015, you can renew or join here.

News items for the next newsletter should be submitted by February 20 to newsletter@jgsgb.org

Heidi Urich
President, JGSGB