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Gann Academy

333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
781 642-6800 http://www.gannacademy.org/

September 2014

Zack Wilske – Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives

September 21, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Historian Zack Wilske of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present a variety of historical federal immigration and naturalization records available from the USCIS Genealogy Program and the National Archives. Topics will include naturalization records, alien registration records, immigrant visa files, and other records documenting lives of Jewish immigrants during the first half of the twentieth century. Researchers will see example of files, hear tips on connecting the records to each other, and learn how to advance their…

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June 2015

Ava (Sherlock) Cohn – Clued-In: Case Studies from The Photo Genealogist & Annual Meeting

June 7, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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What can we learn from our ancestors' photos? Ava (Sherlock) Cohn, the Jewish genealogy sleuth, explores how and why it is important to find the clues our ancestors left us in their photographic portraits. Sherlock defines photo genealogy and explodes common myths about dating Jewish photos. Learn what clues an expert looks for, how to organize an approach to dating and interpreting photos and how to match photo information with vital records. Sherlock presents two of her challenging cases to…

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September 2015

Phyllis Kramer – Passenger Manifests and the Immigrant Voyage

September 27, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Many of us have found our immigrant ancestors on the passenger manifests of the ships that brought them to the U.S. Others among us are still searching. But even when we find the manifest, it does not tell the whole story of the immigrant voyage. Phyllis Kramer will show us how our ancestors got their tickets and traveled to the ports of embarkation, what documents came with them, and how U.S. immigration laws affected their lives. She’ll also provide tips…

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April 2018

JGSGB’S Celebration36!

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston presents Celebration36 From Double Chai to Double Helix Gann Academy 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA Registration has Ended Schedule of Events 8:30–9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast View Member Exhibits Bid on Silent Auction Items 9:30–10:30 Good morning - Welcome CeCe Moore Applying DNA to Your Genealogical Research 10:45–11:45 Libby Copeland A Secret in the Blood: How DNA Testing is Changing Notions of Family, Ethnicity and Identity Libby Copeland is an investigative journalist whose Washington…

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May 2018

Two-part Program: Joshua Mendes – From Spain to Amsterdam and Beyond: The World of Western Sephardim and Cary Aufseeser – Sephardic DNA Links Jews to Mexicans

May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Special Polish Pronunciation Presentation at 12:30 (open to all) This presentation will go over the basic pronunciation of all letters and combinations of letters in the Polish alphabet that differ from those in English, giving English equivalents and rules guiding pronunciation. Examples will be given of how to pronounce Polish towns that Jewish genealogists frequently research. Fay Bussgang and her Polish-born husband have made 14 trips to Poland, some of them for extended periods of time. Fay became intrigued with…

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