June 2017

June 2017


June 11, at Temple Emanuel, Newton:
Lecture: Researching Your Lithuanian Roots
Presented in partnership with the Vilna Shul
Speaker: Judy Baston
1:30-3:30 pm
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Family History Books and Heirlooms Fair
12:30-4:00 pm
View family histories produced by fellow members and members’ history-evoking family heirlooms
To participate, see “JGSGB News” below,
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Annual Meeting and Elections
Brief meeting will precede lecture


Building Your Genealogical Skills – Three-Session Course
Begins June 10, 2:00-4:00 pm, $50
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Vilna Ghetto Library Program with Genealogist Judy Baston
Presented in Partnership with JGSGB
June 11, 10:00 am, $18
Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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Genealogy and Summer Gatherings: How to Plan for Collecting and Swapping Stories and More
June 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, Newton
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The History of Polish Heraldry
By Marek Lesniewski-Laas, J.D., Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland
Sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
June 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m. DATE CHANGE
Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee
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Exhibit: Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
Through July 30, museum admission required
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Exhibit: Voices of War: Americans in World War I, 1917-1918
Through October 31
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Virtual Family Reunions: Super Easy, Super Fun
Presenter: Dear Myrtle
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
June 21, 2 pm
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Turn Family History Facts into Stories You Can Share
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
June 21, 9 pm
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37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 23-28, Orlando, FL
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The Crypto-Jewish Experience in the Americas
November 5-7, Philadelphia, PA
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Family History Books and Heirlooms Fair
You are invited to participate in JGSGB’s second annual Family History Books and Heirlooms Fair at our monthly program on June 11th at Temple Emanuel. Bring your family history books, booklets and scrapbooks to inspire your fellow genealogists. Bring family heirlooms that have connected you to your ancestors. Drop off your items between 11:30 am to12:30 pm, and pick them up between 4 to 5 pm the same day. Advance reservations are not needed but notice of your participation would be appreciated. More info? Questions? Contact Carolyn at exhibit@jgsgb.org.

Speakers Bureau
Our Speakers Bureau is now accepting invitations for the fall. If you know of a synagogue or other local organization whose members might be interested in learning more about their Jewish family histories, please contact Marilyn Okonow at 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