October 2019


Research Sunday

October 6, 2:00-4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers, One Character at a Time; and Spotlight Talk: Finnish Jews: Strangers in a Stranger Land
October 27, 1:30-3:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island has created an excellent collection of free educational videos on how to use censuses, vital records, manifests, newspapers and other resources for your genealogical research. The collection is available here


The Dos and Don’ts of Long Distance Genealogy Projects
October 2, 6:00-7:30 pm, $20 register in advance
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Hands On Genealogy Research
October 7, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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A Match Made in Heaven: Uncovering a Jewish Immigrant’s Love Story
Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society and Springfield JCC
October 13, 1:00 pm (register in advance)
Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield
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Lippehner 35 – The Forgotten History of a Berlin House
October 15, 7:00-9:00 pm (registration required)
Gosman Sports and Convocation Center, Brandeis University, Waltham
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A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas
Prof. Maxim Shrayer, Boston College
October 23, 12:00-1:15 pm
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354
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Diasporic Home-making: Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century
Prof. Leora Auslander, University of Chicago
October 24, 4:30-6:00 pm
Harvard University, Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
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Remembrance of Things Past: Keeping the Stories of Jewish Poland Alive
Witek Dąbrowski and Leora Tec (JGSGB member)
October 29, 7:00 pm, $25 register in advance
The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Boston
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Privacy: How to Protect Your Information Online
Presenter: Judy Russell
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
October 22, 2 pm
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So You Really Want to Research Your Jewish Ancestors?
Presenter: Daniel Horowitz
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
October 5, 1 pm
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East Prussia & Baltic Nations
JewishGen online course, $150 (register in advance)
October 13-November 3
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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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It’s time to join or renew your membership for 2020.
New members who join the Society between September – December will receive membership through December 2020. New Members join here

Renew your membership here

JGSGB has launched a new member benefit; members may now access our program speaker handouts and presentations on a members-only section of our website. Audio recordings, previously available on request for a nominal cost, will be free and downloadable as well for members only. For detailed instructions on how to access speaker material, go to JGSGB.org, and click on the Help tab under Membership.

L’Shanna Tova! The Board of the JGSGB wishes you a happy and healthy New Year filled with new discoveries.

Please send items for the next newsletter by October 15 to newsletter@jgsgb.org