October 2020

Special Virtual Issue



Beginners Workshop on Jewish Genealogy
October 18, 10:00 am, Zoom meeting
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Lisa Cooper – A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale
October 25, 1:30 pm, Zoom meeting
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Family History Today: Donating Your Family Papers – How, When, Where and Why?
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
October 7, 4:00 pm
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What Remains: The Suitcases of Charles F. at Willard State Hospital with author Ilan Stavans
Vilna Shul event, $10 register in advance
October 14, 5:30 pm
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Litvak Style: Tasting and Discussing Jewish and Lithuanian Cuisine
Vilna Shul event, register in advance
October 18, 1:00 pm
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Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2020: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
October 21, 2:00 pm
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Ghetto: The History of a Word
Center for European Studies at Harvard University event, register in advance
October 22, 1:00 pm
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Landsmanshaftn: Jewish Hometown Societies in the New World
Edlavitch JCC of Washington, DC event, register in advance
October 22, 7:00 pm
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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to the Rescue in Shanghai: 1941 to 1951
Center for Jewish History event, register in advance
October 22, 7:30 pm
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History of the Hub: Resources for Local and Family History at the Boston City Archives
Boston Public Library event, register in advance
October 27, 6:00 pm
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In Black and White: Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
October 28, 2:00 pm
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Prussia and the Baltic States
JewishGen online course, $150 register in advance
November 1-22
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Save the dates for 2021 conferences!

RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience
Feb 25-27, 2021
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New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Conference
April 15-17, 2021, Virtual
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National Genealogical Society Conference
May 19-22, 2021, Richmond, VA
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IAJGS 2021 International Conference
August 2-5, 2021, Philadelphia, PA
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Book Club
The next meeting of the JGSGB Book Club is October 6 and we will be reading The Promised Land by Mary Antin. Please contact Debra Lerner BookGroup@jgsgb.org if you are interested in joining the group.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Our SIGs are one of the valuable benefits of JGSGB membership. To join any of the SIGs, please contact the SIG leaders below. We are currently looking for a leader for the German SIG, so please contact Debra Lerner SIGChair@jgsgb.org if you are interested.


It’s time to join or renew your membership for 2021.

First-time members who join the Society between June and December will receive membership through December 2021. New Members join here

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