October 2017



Beginner’s Workshop on Jewish Genealogy
October 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (members free; $10 for non-members)
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Buffet lunch at noon
Catered and kosher. By advance registration only (deadline October 2). Lunch cannot be purchased at the event. $20.
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Two-part Program: FamilyBrowse: Another Way to Use FamilySearch.org and A Nose for News
Speaker: Mary Roddy
October 8, 1:30-4:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Research Sunday
October 29, 2:00-4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, Newton
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Salonika Jews in the Context of Modern and Contemporary European Jewish History
Speaker: Prof. Devin Naar
October 19, 4:15-6:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall, Harvard University
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Jewish Genealogy: Naming Patterns and the Value of Jewish Cemetery Records
Sponsored by Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society (WMJGS)
Speaker: Nolan Altman
October 23, 7:00 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel, Library Room, 253 Prospect Street, Northampton
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Starting Your Genealogy Research Online with Census and Vital Records
October 23, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Crossing the Ocean: Researching Family History in the Polish Archives
Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Shea
October 28, 1:00 pm
Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee
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Yiddish Classes (beginner to advanced)
Start September 25 and 26, 7:30-9:00 pm, registration required ($)
Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture & Social Justice
1762 Beacon Street, Brookline
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Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
October 25, 9:00 pm
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Filling in the In-Between of the Jewish BMD
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
October 29, 7:00 am
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Nashi Predky 2017 Conference
Unlock Your Heritage: Discover Your Ancestry
October 6-7, Somerset, NJ, registration required ($)
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference
November 5-7, Philadelphia, PA, registration required ($)
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Limmud Boston
December 3, 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Temple Reyim, Newton, registration required ($)
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IAJGS International Conference
August 6-10, 2018 Warsaw, Poland
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Save the Date! The Society will be celebrating our 36th anniversary at a special all-day celebration on Sunday April 22, 2018 at Gann Academy. More details coming soon.

The Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogy Society (WMJGS) has re-formed and is looking for volunteers to help run the group and for new members. Please email Jonathon Podolsky at genealogy@podolsky.cc (see above WMJGS October 23 event in Northampton)