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February 2018

Two-part Program: Daniel Horowitz – Plan Your Roots Trip to Eastern Europe and Panel – What to Expect from the 2018 Jewish Genealogy Conference in Warsaw

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Learn all the tips and tricks for planning and executing your genealogy trip to Eastern Europe from the initial idea to the practical details of arranging hotels, communication and transportation.  Prepare for the places you’ll want to visit including cemeteries, archives and other repositories. Take advantage of the experience our speaker has gained on his own roots trips to Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania and beyond. Are you thinking about traveling to Warsaw for this year’s International Conference on Jewish…

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March 2018

Alan Shuchat – Life Under the Tsars: Registration, Residence and Exit Routes

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Records from the Russian Empire show that people were often registered as citizens of one town but lived in another. What was the system of registration and residence permits under the tsars and later in the Soviet Union?  How were people divided into social estates?  How did our ancestors obtain steamship tickets and travel from their shtetls to the steamship ports?  How can these records and historical knowledge help us trace our families before they emigrated?   Alan Shuchat is…

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April 2018

Research Sunday

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Research Sundays are an opportunity to: Consult experienced researchers for help with your research questions in 30-minute scheduled appointments Work with a strategist to plan your next steps Get translation help with documents written in various foreign languages in 20-minute scheduled appointments Learn how to read your DNA results or decide if DNA testing is for you Examine our extensive research collection of books and maps on your own or with the guidance of our librarians This event is for…

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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 April 22, 2018 8:30-4:00 Gann Academy 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA   Morning Speakers CeCe Moore Applying DNA to Your Genealogical Research 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 Post article, “Who Was She? A DNA Test Only Opened New Mysteries,” describes the unexpected twists Alice Collins…

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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 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Mention the word "Sephardim" and the rich traditions of North Africa or the Mideast come to mind. But another group of Sephardim voyaged westward -- to Amsterdam, England, France, and the New World, and played important roles in their new homelands. Learn about these fascinating people, their contributions and the communities that still exist today. Joshua Mendes is a former journalist (with Fortune and CNN) and investment analyst, now engaged in developing his own website ideas. He is also a…

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June 2018

Two-part Program by Joel Weintraub: What Really Happened at Ellis Island and Finding “Waldo” at Ellis Island

June 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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What Really Happened at Ellis Island? Did your ancestors come through Ellis Island?  Does your family story include a name change by an immigration inspector?  Joel Weintraub will review the evidence of name changes and the procedures that were followed in the processing of newly arrived immigrants.  These include the legal documents that accompanied immigrants and official documents that were generated in the course of detentions at the station.  Note: be prepared to avoid deportation by Inspector Weintraub! Finding “Waldo”…

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