February 2021

Special Virtual Issue


Amy Wachs – History and Geography-Tools for Eastern European Research
January 31, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Marian Burk Wood – Planning a Future for your Family’s Past
February 21, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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The Lost Fam­i­ly: How DNA Test­ing is Upend­ing Who We Are
Vilna Shul event, register in advance
February 2, 7:00 pm
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Family Affairs: Jewish Ruptures, Mourning and Belonging
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
February 3, 5:00 pm
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Location, Location, Location: How Genealogical Research Can Benefit from Historical Maps
Cambridge Center for Adult Education class, $75 purchase in advance
February 3 & 10, 7:00 pm
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Hershey Felder as Sholem Aleichem in Before Fiddler
Live-Streamed Musical Event, $55 purchase in advance
February 7, 8:00 pm
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The Archives of East-European Jewry: Past, Present and Future Challenges and Opportunities
YIVO event, register in advance
February 9, 1:00 pm
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Finding Your Eastern European Jewish Family on JRI-Poland.org
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
February 11, 3:00 pm
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Bringing Your Family Photos to Life on MyHeritage
MyHeritage webinar, register in advance
February 23, 2:00 pm
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To Flee or Not to Flee? Soviet Jews Face the German Invasion
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, register in advance
February 24, 12:30 pm
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Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) Fellowship Application Deadline February 1
This fall, the JHC launched a new fellowship, the Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship, to support a post-graduate scholar conducting research in the JHC’s archives. The February 1 deadline for applications is fast approaching! If you or someone you know is interested in researching New England Jewish history, Visit our website to learn more and apply.


RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience
Feb 25-27, 2021
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2021 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Virtual Conference
April 1- May 31, 2021
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NERGC is looking for consultants for the Ancestors Road Show (ARS) at the Virtual NERGC 2021 on April 27, May 7 and May 26. Do you have an area of expertise that folks often ask about? Do you like to help folks solve their brick walls? If you are interested, please e-mail HelenShawME@gmail.com providing your full name and contact information, the area(s) of expertise you can consult on, and the days you are available.

National Genealogical Society Conference
May 19-22, 2021, Richmond, VA
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IAJGS 2021 International Conference
August 2-5, 2021, Philadelphia, PA
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