September 2016

Welcome to the start of our 2016 – 2017 program year. We will be offering monthly programs from September through June.


Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch
Speaker: Todd Knowles
September 25, 1:30 pm,  Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel, Newton
All Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet
More info

The Persistence of Memory
Speaker: Leora Tec, JGSGB member
August 30, 79 pm
Newton Free Library, Newton
Hands On Genealogy
September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, limited space, registration required
Newton Free Library, Newton


Discover Family History in Historical Newspapers Online and Off
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
September 3,
1 pm
Brick Walls or Dead End?
JewishGen online course, application required
September 9-30, $125

More info
Substitutes for pre-1880 New York Vital Records: Using New York State and Federal Censuses
New England Historic Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
September 22,
3 pm
Save the date!  IAJGS 2017 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 23-28, 2017, Orlando, FL


The Society will present a Beginners Workshop in Jewish Genealogy for newcomers and novices on Sunday, October 16, from 10-12 noon at Temple Emanuel in Newton.  We will also continue to offer our annual 8-session comprehensive beginners course, Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research, at Hebrew College starting March 1, 2017.  More information on both will be available on our website in the coming weeks.
IAJGS 2016
JGSGB members attend IAJGS 2016 International Conference in Seattle