Summer 2014

We were saddened to learn that Sara Schafler Kelman passed away in early May.  Sara was president of the JGSGB from 1988 to 1991 and guided its transformation from the Jewish Genealogy Study Group of Boston to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.  She was a lovely person who encouraged many of the Society’s future leaders.

JGSGB Programs

June 1, Sunday, 10 amnoon.
Walking Tour of Boston’s Old Jewish North End 
June 8, 1:30 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton.
Belarusian Encounters: Travel, Family Research and Connections
Lecture by Rochelle Ruthchild, plus brief annual meeting & elections

Other Programs

June 11, 1 pm, Vilna Shul.
Immigrant Communities: Beacon Hill and the West End in the Early 1900s
Afternoon discussion series
June 13, 9 am12 noon, at New England Historic Genealogical Society,
Preserving & Identifying Family Photographs
Lecture by Maureen Taylor
$50.  More info

July 8, 2 pm, National Archives, Waltham.
Passenger Lists, Censuses & Naturalizations: The Big 3 Sources for Family History. Lecture and workshop with individual help, registration requested
July 26, Mansfield MA.
Annual Seminar of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council
One day conference with lectures July 27August 1, Salt Lake City, Utah.
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Program & Schedule
50 lectures will be live streamed and available on demand for 3 months by subscription at $149. July 28August 1, at $795 each:
Advanced seminars at Boston University
    Writing Family History Narratives
    Advanced Forensic Genealogy
    Civilly Uncommon: Advanced Legal Analysis

Online Lectures & Courses is offering 2 online courses in June:
Advanced JewishGen, June 2
27, $150
New York Research, June 1
27, $100.
    More info

June 6 – 8. Jamboree – the annual mega conference of the Southern California Genealogical Society is offering free streaming of 14 live sessions
June 14, 35 pm. Writing Your Family History: Let Word Work for You
Online course offered by New England Historic Genealogical Society, $30.

This issue of the newsletter covers June through August since fewer programs are offered during the summer.  Monthly issues will resume in September.  Please submit information for the next issue to by August 15th. Submissions will be screened for relevance to Jewish genealogy.  Have a good summer!

Heidi Urich
President, JGSGB