May 2020

Special Virtual Issue


Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)
IGRA has announced a free series of webinars on a variety of genealogy topics that should appeal to all levels and will help genealogists in advancing their research.
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JewishGen is offering all new registrants to 90 days of complimentary Value-Added Services (which includes complete search access).
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MyHeritage has opened up access to their yearbook collection for free, through May 23, 2020. Their yearbook collection consists of 290 million names in 36 million pages, from yearbooks across the U.S. from 1890 until 1979.
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Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
The Jewish Heritage Center has a new database on of some of the earliest records in their Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society-Boston port collection. Records include passenger lists, ship arrivals, correspondence, and lists of immigrants who were detained and deported. You do not have to be a member of NEHGS or JHC to view this database. Digitized case files 72 years and older can be searched in their digital archive (to request access, email


A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish Food
YIVO Shine Online Course
May 1 course launch; registration now open
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Resources for Sephardic Research, An Introduction
Presented by Schelly Talalay Dardashti in cooperation with MyHeritage
May 3, 1:30 pm, register in advance
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Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
May 5, 10:00 pm
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Understanding Family Tree DNA
Your DNA Guide webinar, register in advance
May 7, 2:00 pm
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Searching Databases on
May 14, 3:00-4:00 pm, register in advance
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Research in Galicia – I
JewishGen online course, $150 register in advance
May 15 – June 5
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Author Libby Copeland with The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are
Boston Public Library event
May 20, 6:00-7:30 pm, registration required
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Virtual National Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference
May 20, 2020, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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IAJGS 2020 International Conference
August 9-14, 2020, San Diego, CA
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