March 2023

Special Virtual Issue



The Importance of Thorough American Research in Jewish Genealogy: Finding your Family’s Town and Original Surname
Risa Daitzman Heywood
March 19, 1:30 pm
Following the program, participants will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms and continue the discussion about American records in their own searches. This will give us an opportunity to meet in a smaller setting, ask questions, share knowledge, and support each other in our research. Break out rooms will be facilitated by a JGSGB board member.
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All program times listed are East Coast time.

Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Janice Sellers
February 26, 3 pm
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
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Using Yivo Resources for Jewish Genealogical Resources
Hallel Yadin
Orange County Jewish Genealogy Society
February 26, 1 pm
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Amid Conflict and Distress: Exploring the Remnants of Jewish Heritage in Syria and Lebanon
Daniel Herszberg
Center for Jewish History and American Sephardi Foundation
March 1, noon
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Finding and Understanding Bubbe and Zayde’s Galician Vital Records
Mark Halpern
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
March 1, 7 pm
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People of the Cossack Stock: Ethnic Minorities and Russian-Ukrainian War
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and Maxim D. Shrayer
March 8, 12:30 pm
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
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Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree
Janice Sellers
Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society
March 12, 4 pm
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The Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections
Jonathan Brent
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
March 12, 4 pm
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Behind the Golden Doors: American Jewish Life in the Age of Immigration Restriction, 1924-1965
Miriam Mora
March 14, 21, and 28, 4 pm
The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
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Navigating The Center for Jewish History Catalog
Moriah Amit
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
March 26, 3 pm
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Genealogy: BPL Databases and Other Electronic Resources
March 30, 6 pm
Boston Public Library
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USCIS Fee Increases
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a fee for service program that provides researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased ancestors. The USCIS is proposing substantive fee increases to access these records. To learn more about this and how you can help to advocate for the prevention of these increases, go here.


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