January 2019


Sharing Your Family Genealogy and History
Speakers: Elayne and Steve Denker
January 6, 1:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Research Sunday
January 27, 2:00 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
Registration opens on December 30
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Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History
JGSGB’s annual 8-session comprehensive beginner’s course
Wednesdays March 6 – May 8, 7:00-9:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton
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This month we are featuring the Virtual Shtetl, an online portal documenting the history of Jewish communities in Eastern and Central Europe. The portal collects information on over 1,900 cities, towns and villages spanning the territories of today’s Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Moldova. The histories include maps and details of Jewish life including religion, tradition, education, economy and culture. The portal also features oral history interviews and genealogical records.
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Jewish Genealogy Resource Fair
Western Mass Jewish Genealogical Society
January 6, 2:00–4:30 pm
Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main Street Amherst, MA
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The Family Tree Toolkit: A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry
January 9, 6:00-7:30 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Starting Your Genealogy Research Online with Census and Vital Records
January 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family’s Dark Side
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
January 5, 1:00 pm
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Visualizing Information for Genealogists
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
January 15, 8:00 pm
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MyHeritage LIVE 2018
Conference videos available on demand
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New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) 2019 Conference
April 3-6, 2019 Manchester, NH, registration required ($)
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 2019 Conference
June 30-July 2, 2019 Denver, CO, registration required ($)
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IAJGS 2019 International Conference
July 28-August 2, 2019 Cleveland, OH, registration required ($)
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It’s time to join or renew your membership for 2019.
New Members join here; Renew your membership here

Volunteers will be available at JGSGB meetings to assist with renewals and new memberships. Please come early if you would like help.