June 2016


Liven Up Your Family History with Images
Speaker: Mike Karsen
June 5, 1:30-3:30 pm, Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel, Newton
Special feature: Family History Pop-Up Exhibit 12:30-4:00 pm
Bring your work (See JGSGB NEWS below)
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Brick Wall Genealogy
June 6, 7:00-8:30 pm, limited space, registration required
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Using New England Probate Records

May 31, 3 pm
New England Historic Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
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Jamboree 2016Southern California Genealogical Society
June 2-5, Live streaming or on demand, register in advance
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Day and three days of presentations
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Finding a German Home Village Online
June 15, 9 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
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Using Directories and Maps for Genealogy
June 26, 12-1 pm
Israel Genealogy Research Association webinar, register in advance
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Discovering Ashkenaz: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
Prof. Samuel Kassow
YIVO online course available through August 31
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IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7-12, 2016 Seattle, WA
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Family History Pop-Up Exhibit
Participate in JGSGB’s first “Family History Pop-Up Exhibit” at our monthly program on June 5. Bring your family history books, booklets and scrapbooks to show and inspire your fellow genealogists!
Drop off your work between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, and pick it up between 4 to 5 pm the same day.
Questions? Contact exhibit@jgsgb.org

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Congratulations to Carol Clingan
The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts will be honoring longtime JGSGB board member Carol Clingan at its Annual Tribute Celebration, which will take place on June 16. In addition to her contributions to the JGSGB, the Vilna Shul, her synagogue, and the campaign to free Soviet Jewry, Carol will be seeking appropriate new homes for items from synagogues that are closing down. This is an outgrowth of the synagogue inventory and plaques project that she has led for the JGSGB.
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Speakers Bureau

Our Speakers Bureau is now accepting invitations for the fall. If you know of a synagogue or other local organization whose members are interested in learning more about their Jewish family histories, contact outreach@jgsgb.org


This newsletter will be on hiatus for the summer and will resume in September. Please send items for the next newsletter by August 15 to newsletter@jgsgb.org