March 2018



Life Under the Tsars: Registration, Residence and Exit Routes
Speaker: Alan Shuchat
March 18, 1:30-3:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Historic Polish Directories and Other Sources Searchable at
Joint program of JGSGB and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
Speaker: Logan Kleinwaks
March 25, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Framingham Public Library, Framingham
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Probing the Limits of Speculation: Counterfactualism and the Holocaust
Speaker: Prof. Gavriel Rosenfeld, Fairfield University
March 8, 4:15 – 6:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall, Harvard University
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DNA in Genealogy: How Genetic Testing Can Enrich Your Family History
March 10, 1:00-3:30 pm, $25 register in advance
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Krakow’s Jewish Revival and the New Holocaust Bill: Is There a Jewish Future in Poland?
Speaker: Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director of JCC of Krakow
March 19, 7:30 pm
Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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How to Use Ancestry, Family Search and American Ancestors
March 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
March 7, 2:00 pm
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When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
March 21, 9:00 pm
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Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
March 23, 2:00 pm
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IAJGS International Conference
August 5-10, 2018 Warsaw, Poland
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Early registration open through April 28


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Celebrating the 36th Anniversary of JGSGB
April 22, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Gann Academy, Waltham
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Keynote Speaker: Cece Moore, the Genetic Genealogist
nationally recognized DNA genealogy expert

Morning Speakers: CeCe Moore and Libby Copeland
Kosher Buffet Lunch
Afternoon Concert by Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer

Open to JGSGB members, advance registration required. Invitations and registration materials will be sent in March.