February 2020


Avraham Groll – Two Talks: What’s New at JewishGen? and Jewish Migration Patterns: Jewish Life in Poland During the 16th – 18th Centuries
February 9, 1:30-4:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History
JGSGB’s annual 8-session comprehensive beginner’s course
Wednesdays March 4 – May 6, 7:00-9:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton
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This month we are featuring the Historical Jewish Press. Tel-Aviv University and the National Library of Israel host this collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods. The site displays digital versions of each paper, making it possible to view the papers in their original layout. Full-text search is also available for all content published over the course of each newspaper’s publication.
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Holocaust Remembrance: “Only Someone Forgotten is Dead” Restoring Through Stories
February 6, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Epstein Building, Brandeis University, Waltham
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Jews in Modern Europe Seminar: Jewish Emancipation Reimagined
Professor David Sorkin, Yale University
February 6, 4:30-6:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge
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Getting Started: Jewish Genealogy for Beginners
February 9, 11:00 am
Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society
Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield
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Keys to Genealogical Research with Books and Periodicals
February 24, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton
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A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America
February 27, 7:00 pm, $15
Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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Brick Walls or Dead End
February 2 – 23, JewishGen online course, $150, register in advance
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Roots Tech 2020
February 26-29, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar
April 4-5, 2020, Lowell, MA
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National Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference
May 20-23, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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IAJGS 2020 International Conference
August 9-14, 2020, San Diego, CA
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