May 2017

May 2017


Research Sunday
April 30, 2:00-4:30 pm, Temple Emanuel (lower level), Newton
Signup by Thursday for help with research and translations
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From the Spanish Inquisition to the Present: My Search for Jewish Roots; and How to Trace Your ‘New Christian’ Ancestors (2 lectures)
Speaker: Genie Milgrom
May 7, 1:30-4:00 pm, Congregation Beth El, Newton
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Polish Records: I Found It! But What Does It Say?
Speaker: Jonathan Shea
Co-sponsored by the JGSGB and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
May 21, 2:00 pm, Framingham Public Library
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National Center for Jewish Film Annual Film Festival
May 4 -21, various locations
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Researching WWI Veteran Ancestors
May 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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What Happens When the Survivors Are Gone?
Presenter: Leora Tec, JGSGB member
May 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School, Newton
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Oral Interviews—Connect with the Living Past
Speaker: Lori Lyn Price
May 10, 6:00-7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square
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Exhibit: Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross
Through July 30, museum admission required
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Exhibit: Voices of War: Americans in World War I, 1917-1918
Through October 31
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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New York City and State Governmental Vital Records
Presenter: Jane Wilcox
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
May 12, 2 pm
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37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 23-28, Orlando, FL
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Volunteer opportunity
We have an urgent need for photographers and transcribers (no need to know Hebrew) for our cemetery project. This project is critical for preserving our history particularly in light of the recent vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.
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Special member exhibit – June 11
Have you written about your family history? Do you have an interesting family heirloom or keepsake? We are planning to hold an exhibit with contributions from our members at our program on June 11 at Temple Emanuel. Stay tuned for more information. Contact