June 2021

Special Virtual Issue


JGSGB Panel: Digital Storytelling: A New Way to Share Your Information
June 6, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Virtual Research Sunday (for JGSGB members only)
b, 2:00-5:00 pm, Zoom meeting, register in advance
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An Evening with John D. “Jack” Warner, PhD, Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Co-Sponsored with the Massachusetts Genealogical Council
June 30, 7:00 pm, Zoom meeting, register in advance
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Film Screening: Rescue in the Philippines
JDC Archives event, $10, register in advance
June 10, 12:00 pm
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Bukharian Jews: At the Crossroads of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-Speaking Worlds
Qesher event, $9-$36, register in advance
June 10, 1:30 pm
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Rodziną!: Researching Your Polish Ancestors
American Ancestors event, $85, register in advance
June 16, 23 & 30, 6:00-7:30 pm
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Understanding Your Galitzianer Family through Vital Records
IGRA webinar, register in advance
June 20, 12:00 pm
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Researching NYC Records Remotely
JGS of Southern Nevada event, $5, register in advance
June 20, 4:00 pm
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Mela Iancu: A Holocaust Heroine in Romania
JDC Archives webinar, register in advance
June 22, 12:00 pm
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Jewish New England
Vilna Shul event, register in advance
June 23, 5:30 pm
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Under the Tenement Rooftops: Immigrant and Migrant Families in New York
YIVO event, register in advance
June 24, 4:30 pm
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IAJGS Virtual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 1-5, 2021
Early Bird registration ends June 10
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Volunteer Needed-The JGSGB is looking for a volunteer to manage the JGSGB Google calendar. Training will be provided, but experience using Google calendar would be useful. Minimal time commitment. If interested, please send an email to presidents@jgsgb.org.

Are you a native New Englander? Mass-Pocha would like to have a write-up of YOUR town or region of origin, to be placed in the “The Way We Were” column. The purpose is to record an impression of the Jewish history of your local town and what it was like growing up in it (see past issues for examples). Just as we look for information about our foreign towns of origin, those who do not live in this area want to know about the places from which their New England ancestors came. In addition, the piece will be a record for future generations so that they can get a feel for late 19th and 20th century New England Jewish life. If you have a story to suggest (we are happy to edit the piece) or would like a sample, please contact the editors at editor@jgsgb.org.

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