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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 New to genealogy and short on time?  You can make amazing discoveries using online resources!  These true research examples, all taken from Jewish immigrant families, demonstrate the breadth of materials available, especially Jewish-focused web sites, and suggest next steps for when you have time to go deeper.  A number of Jewish-specific research techniques will be discussed to help you overcome the unique challenges of our ancestry. The handout for the talk can be found here. Tammy A.…

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November 2014

Annual Lecture: The Genetic History of the Jewish People

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hebrew College,
160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA United States
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Our 8th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by JGSGB & Hebrew College. Speaker: Dr. Harry Ostrer Dr. Harry Ostrer is Professor of Pathology, Genetics and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC, and is the 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 12:30-1:30pm 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 Pucker Rivo Sharon Pucker Rivo is the Executive Director of The National Center for Jewish Film. Spotlight Talk*: I’m Not Polish: My Discovery of Identity Speaker: Leora Tec *Spotlight talk is a short talk that follows the main lecture Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group…

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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 Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special…

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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” Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special Interest Group Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.…

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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 Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special Interest Group 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 Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special Interest Group 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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  Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special Interest Group 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 Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special Interest Group Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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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 Research Help 12:30 pm – come early to join the following discussion groups: Ask the Experts – for help with U.S. research Bessarabia Special Interest Group Litvak-Baltic Special Interest Group (covers Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia) Poland Special Interest Group 3:30 pm – meet with the new Belarus Special Interest Group Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

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