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September 2014

Beyond Passenger Lists: Documenting 20th Century Immigrant Lives

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gann Academy,
333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Speaker: Zack Wilske 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…

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October 2014

Ten Things I Learned about My Family from My Couch

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Speaker: Tammy Hepps   Spotlight Talk*: The Indian Baghdadi Jewish community Speaker – Sam Shamoon Sam Shammon was born in Bombay, India.     *Spotlight talk is a short talk that follows the main lecture   Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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November 2014

The Genetic History of the Jewish People

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hebrew College,
160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA United States
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This is our 8th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by JGSGB & Hebrew College. Speaker:  Dr. Harry Ostrer, Professor of Pathology, Genetics and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC, and author of Legacy, A Genetic History of the Jewish People (2012).

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Ron Arons Presents 2 Lectures

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel,
561 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA United States
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What’s in a Name? Trouble 11:00am – 12:30pm. Optional Buffet Lunch 12:30-1:30. Nifty Technologies for Genealogical Research Analysis 1:30pm – 4:30pm.    

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December 2014

Jews in Focus: Film Clips from Eastern and Central Europe between the Wars

December 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Speaker: Sharon Rivo Spotlight Talk*: I’m Not Polish: My Discovery of Identity Speaker: Leora Tec     *Spotlight talk is a short talk that follows the main lecture   Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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January 2015

Adam Brown- “The Promise of Collaborative Genealogy- Will It Deliver?”

January 11, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel,
561 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA United States
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Panel includes Meredith Hoffman and Jay Sage Spotlight Talk* Speaker: Michael Marx about discovering his roots on a trip to Germany       *Spotlight talk is a short talk that follows the main lecture   Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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February 2015

Writing One’s Memoirs & Family Stories and Scrivener Software, a Tool for Writing Your Family History

February 22, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Speaker: Suzette Martinez Standring- “Writing One’s Memoirs & Family Stories” Speaker: Julie Michutka- “Scrivener Software, a Tool for Writing Your Family History”     Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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March 2015

Finding Family History in Probate Records

March 15, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Speaker: Allan Jordan   Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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April 2015

Jewish Genealogy’s Other Side: Sephardic Research

April 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti     Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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Buffet Lunch

April 12, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Optional between morning and afternoon talks

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Belarus Research and My Sephardic Roots

April 12, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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    Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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May 2015

Jewish Life in Lithuania Before the War

May 17, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel,
561 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA United States
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Speaker: Ellen Cassedy

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June 2015

Annual Meeting and Clued-In:Case Studies from Sherlock Cohn, The Photo Genealogist

June 7, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gann Academy,
333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Speaker: Ava (Sherlock) Cohn   Annual Meeting

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