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May 2015

Ellen Cassedy – Jewish Life in Lithuania Before the War

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel,
561 Ward Street, Newton Centre, MA United States
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Jews in “the land of the Litvaks” lived alongside theirĀ  non-Jewish neighbors for nearly seven centuries before the Holocaust. Ellen Cassedy, author of the award-winning We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2012), explores a rich cultural history, including the social structure of a multi-cultural world, the daily lives of women and men in villages, towns, and cities, and the dreams, aspirations, and challenges faced by our ancestors. Ellen Cassedy traces her Jewish family history…

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June 2015

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

June 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gann Academy,
333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Can you recognize the clues that our ancestors left us in their photographic portraits? Ava (Sherlock) Cohn, the Jewish genealogy sleuth, will explore how and why it is important to find the clues our ancestors left us in their photographic portraits. The program leads off with a definition of photo genealogy and explodes common myths about dating Jewish photos. Participants will learn what clues an expert looks for, how to organize your approach to dating and interpreting photos and how…

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