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March 2021

Virtual Research Sunday

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Virtual via Zoom Meeting REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Join us for our next Research Sunday, June 13, 2021 Registration will open approximately one month beforehand Virtual via Zoom Meeting Research Sunday Registration for Sunday, March 7, 2021 is NOW OPEN. Registration closes at 11:59 PM, February 24th, or when 60 registrations are received, whichever comes first. Join us for our next Virtual Research Sunday for individual research help via ZOOM Video Conferencing. Register for one 30-minute appointment with a knowledgeable…

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JGSGB Book Group

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

We are reading The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. All JGSGB members are welcome to join us. To be added to the mailing list and get the Zoom link for the meeting, please send an email to Bookgroup@jgsgb.org.

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Nicka Smith – Reverse Genealogy: Finding Cousins and Chasing the Living

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

JGSGB paid members: Program is free. Members do not need to register.You can find the Zoom link by logging in to your JGSGB Membership account. Once logged in, use the "What would you like to do" dropdown to locate the Members-only Page for the Zoom link. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the program.This program will be recorded, so members will be able to view it on the Members-only Page. Non-members: Click here to pay…

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An Evening with Amy Whorf McGuiggan

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

MASSACHUSETTS GENEALOGICAL COUNCIL M:O.R.E. (co-sponsored by JGSGB) Author of "Finding Emma: My Search for the Family My Grandfather Never Knew Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT via Zoom John Joseph Osborne grew up as an orphan and an only child. It was as though he had sprung from thin air fully formed. If anyone knew the real story, they weren’t sharing it. Amy Whorf McGuiggan will take us on a compelling genealogical journey of discovery, beyond the names…

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April 2021

Stephen Morse – Two Lectures: Finding Presidents’ (and Your) Ancestors in the Strangest Places & Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching with and without a Name Index

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Finding Presidents' (and Your) Ancestors in the Strangest Places You might think that U.S. presidents are a breed apart from your ancestors, but they are not. They also arrived on ships and also came face-to-face with the census taker. This talk will show you how to search for presidential records, and, in the process, it will teach you how to search for your ancestors' records. There are similar problems with both searches, including misspellings and incorrect dates, and we'll learn…

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May 2021

Emily Garber – Two Talks: When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques & Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques Researching our ancestors involves not only finding their origins, tracking them through different times and places, and viewing them in their social context, but also looking at their relatives, associates, and neighbors. This presentation shows how to apply cluster and collateral research techniques to your genealogical research problems. Topics include research planning, commonly used resources and documents, and a case study following individuals’ migrations from Europe to the U.S., overcoming name…

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Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz – Finding Vital Records from Poland Online

May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Joint program between the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts and the JGSGB  If you’d like to go beyond JewishGen and JRI-Poland to find vital records for your Polish-Jewish ancestors, this program will introduce you to major websites such as Metryki, GenBaza, Szukajwarchiwach (the Polish State Archives), Geneteka, and FamilySearch.  Our speaker, Julie Szczepankiewicz, will also review U.S. records that contain the specific places of origin of your immigrant ancestors, suggest resources to decipher misspelled place names, and identify the registry…

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June 2021

JGSGB Panel: Digital Storytelling: A New Way to Share Your Information

June 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Our stories keep memories alive. Digital storytelling, using computer-based audio visual tools, allows everyday people to share their stories in a 21st century way. Four JGSGB members, Linda Levine, Gilda Bruckman, Jill Roff and Jeanne Eberhart will each share their unique stories via short videos (each under 5 minutes) and explain how they turned genealogical research into a video using resources of the Cambridge Public Library and Cambridge CCTV. You will experience how compelling family stories can be when presented through this wonderful new…

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Virtual Research Sunday

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
– Zoom Meeting, Virtual MA United States

Virtual via Zoom Meeting Registration will open about one month prior   Join us for our next Virtual Research Sunday for individual research help via ZOOM Video Conferencing. Register for one 30-minute appointment with a knowledgeable consultant or translator for one of the following services: Consult with an experienced researcher for help with a specific research question Work with a strategist to plan your next steps Get translation help with a document written in Bulgarian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish,…

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