March 2015 Newsletter

JGSGB PROGRAMS:

Finding Family History in Probate Records
Speaker: Alan Jordan
March 15, 1:30 – 3 pm, at Congregation Beth El – Atereth Israel, Newton
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Research Sundays 
Bring your research questions and documents for translation. Review our extensive research collection.
Appointments are needed for research and translation help.  Sign up
JGSGB members only.  New members may join at the door.
March 29, 2 – 4:30 pm, at Temple Emanuel, Newton
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EVENTS ELSEWHERE:
Jewish Differences and the Parish Priest: a 14th-Century German Guide to Christian-Jewish Coexistence
Speaker:  Prof. Deeana Klepper
March 18, 7 pm, at Hebrew College, Newton, $10
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Bar Mitzvah: A History
Speaker: Michael Hilton
March 23, 7:30 pm, at Hebrew College, Newton
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Digitizing Basics: Editing, Preserving, and Sharing Family Photographs
Speakers: Maureen Taylor & Carly Sentieri
Advance registration required, $50.
March 27, 9 am – 12:30 pm, at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
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COURSES & WEBINARS:

Complex Genealogical Research in the United States
JewishGen online course, $120
March 230
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Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Historical Society – New England Archives
Webinar previously recorded, free
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Genealogical Essentials Course
4-week online course at Boston University, $775
Begins May 12. Enrollment deadline April 23
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Certificate Program in Genealogical Research
15-week online course at Boston University,  $2,695
Begins May 12. Enrollment deadline April 23
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TRAVEL:

Bridge to Poland: The Light and the Dark, A Journey through Jewish Poland
October 9 – 17, tour organized by JGSGB-member Leora Tec
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CONFERENCES:

2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference
April 15 – 18,  R.I. Convention Center, Providence
95+ lectures for beginners through experts, outstanding speakers
Register by February 28 for early discount, $120 ($150 starting March 1)
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35th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

July 610, Jerusalem, preceded by an optional Shabbaton weekend (Fri-Sat) and an Exploration Sunday with tours and programs. 
Register by April 14 for early discount, $290($320 starting April 14)
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 Our Cemetery Project is looking for volunteers for the Spring to photograph gravestones and/or to transcribe information. Contact cemetery @ jgsgb.org if you can help. Our Seeking Kin project is looking for volunteers to transcribe information from old issues of Boston’s Jewish Advocate. Contact jaffer @ jgsgb.org . 
It’s not too late to join or renew your JGSGB membership for 2015.