March 2016


Historic 3-D Photographs of Jewish Communities in Europe and the Ottoman Empire
Speakers: Bernard P. Fishman and Dr. George L. Mutter
February 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Children of the Inquisition: Discovering Their Jewish Roots
Speaker: Joseph Lovett
March 20, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton
All Special Interest Groups will meet
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Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research
Our award-winning course on how to research your family history will begin on March 1, 2016 and run for 8 weeks on Tuesday evenings at Hebrew College in Newton. Class is limited to 24 students.
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Using Your Local Library to Expand Your Family History Research
March 7, 7:00-8:30 pm
Llimited space; registration required
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Best Foot Forward: The Shoe Industry in Massachusetts
March 16, 6:00-7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston
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Rethinking the Polish Underground and the Jews During the Holocaust
Speaker: Prof. Joshua D. Zimmerman, Yeshiva University
March 17, 4:15-6:00 pm
Harvard University, Center for European Studies
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Complex Genealogical Research in the U.S.
JewishGen online course, $125
March 1 – March 28
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Basic 2 – Search Strategies Using Google
JewishGen online course, $18
March 4 – March 20
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Making YDNA and mtDNA Part of Your Family History
March 4, 2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
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Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors’ Identities Indirectly
March 16, 9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Webinar, register in advance
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Rise and Fall of Ladino-Speaking Jews
Prof. Devin E. Naar, University of Washington
Yiddish Book Center online course, $140
March 21 – April 15
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Digital Collections at NEHGS and AJHS-NEA
March 22, 3:00 pm
NEHGS Webinar, register in advance
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Choosing a Genealogical Software Program
NEHGS Webinar, on YouTube
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Join or renew your membership for 2016 now. Annual dues remain at $25 for individuals and $35 for two persons at the same address. Sign-up for 2016 online or by mail.

Ancestry announced two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry:

Software MacKiev is acquiring the Family Tree Maker software line as publisher for both Mac and Windows versions.
Ancestry and RootsMagic have entered into a partnership to bring the Ancestry integration features to RootsMagic.

We will plan a workshop in the fall for JGSGB members to discuss these desktop programs. In the meantime, please post any questions or helpful guidance on our Facebook page.