January 2022

Special Virtual Issue


Serafima Velkovich – Tips for Using Genealogical Sources at Yad Vashem
January 23, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Witness, an original play about Jewish immigration
Vilna Shul event, $25, register in advance
December 10 – January 23
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The Only Thing You Need to Know About DNA and Genealogy
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
January 5, 2:00 pm
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Fresh Start (U.S. Genealogy)
JewishGen course, $60, register in advance
January 9-29
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Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten Story of the Christian Front
Boston Public Library event, register in advance
January 20, 6:00 pm
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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
January 20, 6:30 pm
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“Send a Woman for It”: American Jewish Women Serving the JDC Abroad During the Interwar Years
JDC Archives event, register in advance
January 22, 12:00 pm
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Virtual Preservation Roadshow: Documents, Bound Volumes, & Photographs
New England Historical Genealogical Society event, $85, register in advance
January 22, 2:00 pm
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Genealogy Research at The New York Public Library
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society webinar, register in advance
January 25, 6:00 pm
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From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg: Memoir and Testimony
YIVO event, register in advance
January 27, 1:00 pm
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Save the dates for the following 2022 conferences:

Roots Tech Connect 2022
March 3-5, 2022, virtual
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National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
May 24-28, 2022, Sacramento, CA
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IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 21-25, 2022, Philadelphia, PA
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Jewish Neighborhood Voices: Using Oral History to Link Massachusetts’s Past and Present Communities

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society is seeking narrators for a Mass Humanities-funded project, “Jewish Neighborhood Voices: Using Oral History to Link Massachusetts’s Past and Present Communities.” This pilot project will conduct approximately 20 oral history interviews with narrators (interviewees) who are first-and second-generation members of families that came to the United States in the early to mid-twentieth century, and settled in Dorchester, Roxbury, Chelsea, and Lynn. The JHC is partnering with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and Hebrew Senior Life to identify narrators originally from Dorchester and Roxbury. If you believe you match our criteria, please send an email stating your interest and how you fit the criteria to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nehgs.org by January 18, 2022. Those selected for this round of interviews will be notified by February 25.


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