September 2017

September 2017


Welcome to the start of our 2017-18 program year.

The Ancestor Deep Dive: How to Find Out Everything There is to Possibly Know About Your Ancestors
Speaker: Tammy Hepps
September 17, 1:30-3:30 pm, American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 294 California Street, Newton
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The Effects of WWI on the American Jewish Community
Speaker: Gene Fax, author With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon
August 31, 7:00-9:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Genealogical Resources at the Boston City Archives
September 1, 12:00-1:00 pm
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Boston
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Navigating the Civil and Religious Worlds: Jewish Immigrants & Marital Laws in France and the United States 1881-1939
Speaker: Geraldine Gudefin, PhD candidate in History, Brandeis University
September 11, 4:15-6:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge
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Preserving Your Family History
September 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston
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Bare Bones Genealogy: Starting Your Family History from Scratch
September 25, 7:00-8:30 pm (limited space; registration required)
Newton Free Library, Newton
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Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist
Legacy Family Tree webinar, register in advance
September 6, 2:00 pm
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Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
Southern California Genealogical Society webinar, register in advance
September 20, 9:00 pm
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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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Save the Date! IAJGS International Conference
August 6-10, 2018 Warsaw, Poland
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The Society will present a Beginners Workshop in Jewish Genealogy for newcomers and novices on Sunday, October 8, from 10-12 noon at Temple Emanuel in Newton.
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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.