November 2019



Two Talks: Who is Pnina Gutman? Using DNA and Documents to Search for a Holocaust Survivor’s Identity; and Holocaust Survival and Reunion Stories
Presenter: Colleen Fitzpatrick
November 3, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Beth El -Atereth Israel, 561 Ward Street, Newton
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Annual Lecture: Diamonds, Jews and the Expansion of 19th Century Global Trade
Prof. Saskia Coenen Snyder, University of South Carolina, Columbia
November 17, 3:30-5:30 pm, Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton
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This month we are featuring the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEHS). FEEFHS was organized in 1992 as The Federation of East European Family History Societies, an international organization to promote genealogical research in Eastern and Central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions. One of their best resources is an extensive map library, which includes the Russian Empire, the Balkans, the German Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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Boston’s Old South End Jewish Walking Tour
November 3, 2:00-4:15 pm
Brookline Adult Education, $25 register in advance
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Bare Bones Genealogy: Starting Your Family History from Scratch
November 18, 7:00-8:45 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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A Half-Century of Jewish Emigration from the Former Soviet Union: Demographic Aspects
Dr. Mark Tolts, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
November 20, 4:30-5:45 pm
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354
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Emigration from Paradise: Jewish Stories from Interwar Hungary
Ilse Josepha Lazaroms, Harvard University
November 21, 4:30-6:00 pm
Harvard University, Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
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Jews and Tango: A Cultural History of the Jews of Latin America
November 7 – January 30, 7:00-9:00 pm, $325, register in advance
Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline
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Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe
Presenter: Lara Diamond
Ukrainian History and Education Center webinar, register in advance
November 12, 7:30 pm
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A la Karte: Borders, Maps and Gazetteers for German Genealogists
Presenter: James M. Beidler
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
November 20, 2 pm
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Immigration & Naturalization
Presenter: Seema Kenney
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
November 20, 9 pm
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Save the dates for 2020 conferences!

Roots Tech 2020
February 26-29, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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IAJGS 2020 International Conference
August 9-14, 2020, San Diego, CA
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