Summer 2015


Clued-In: Case Studies from The Photo Genealogist & JGSGB Annual Meeting

Speaker:  Ava (Sherlock) Cohn
June 7, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, at Gann Academy, Waltham
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Preview of Fall Programs

September 27, 1:30 pm
Phyllis Kramer on Passenger Manifests and the Immigrant Voyage

October 11
Steve Morse – 2 lectures: Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools and A Case Study 

November 8, 2 pm
Ilan Stavans on The Cross and the Scroll: Genealogy in Latin America
Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy at Hebrew College

November 18, 7 pm
Allan Chernoff on The Lost Society of Polish Jewry, joint program with the Newton Free Library


35th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Multiple tracks, great lectures, the best and latest in Jewish genealogy.
Optional Shabbaton Weekend (Fri-Sat) and Exploration Sunday with tours and programs.
July 6 – 10, Israel.  Ramada Jerusalem Hotel
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How Castle Garden Records Burned in the Ellis Island Fire

Lecture by Marian Smith, Senior Historian at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on exactly what records were destroyed in 1897
May 29, 1 pm, free webinar
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Get Ready to Publish Your Research

JewishGen online course,  application required, $150
May 29 – June 19
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New York Research

JewishGen online course, $120
June 1 – June 22
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Find Your Ancestral Town

JewishGen, 5 minute video, free
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More free 5-minute videos from JewishGen

Genealogical Essentials Online Course

Boston University Program for Genealogical Research
September 1 – 30, 4 weeks, August 12 enrollment deadline, $775
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Online Certificate in Genealogical Research

Boston University Program for Genealogical Research
September 1- December, 15 weeks, August 12 enrollment deadline, $2695
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Thank you to all our members, current and former, who participated in our recent online surveys. We had a great response and are now analyzing the results. We will report back to you the fall.

We hope you enjoy the summer.  Please send items for the next newsletter by August 20 to

Heidi Urich