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September 2017

Tammy Hepps – The Ancestor Deep Dive: How to Find Out Everything There is to Possibly Know About Your Ancestors

September 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location TBA, MA United States + Google Map

More details to follow soon Tammy A. Hepps is the founder of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website and winner of the RootsTech 2013 Developer Challenge.  With a degree in Computer Science from Harvard, more than fourteen years experience in digital media, and more than two decades in genealogy, she brings a fresh perspective on sharing family history in engaging ways that take advantage of the latest technology.

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October 2017

Mary Roddy – Two Lectures: Family Browse: Another Way to Use Family Search and A Nose for the News

October 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location TBA, MA United States + Google Map

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December 2017

Adam Mendelsohn – The Rag Trade: How Jews Made it in America

December 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA United States
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11th Annual Lecture on Jewish Genealogy, co-sponsored by the JGSGB & Hebrew College The majority of Jewish immigrants who made their way to the United States between 1820 and 1924 arrived nearly penniless.  Yet today their descendants stand out as exceptionally successful. From itinerant rag traders to piece workers and entrepreneurs in the burgeoning garment industry, shmattes help us explain Jewish economic success in America. Adam Mendelsohn wrote the award winning book, The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way…

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January 2018

Michael Marx – Discover New Ways Free Google Features Can Be Used for Genealogy

January 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location TBA, MA United States + Google Map

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February 2018

Two Part Program: Daniel Horowitz – Plan Your Roots Trip to Eastern Europe followed by Panel Discussion – What to Expect from the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference

February 25, 2018 @ 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 Schuchat – Living In and Leaving the Russian Empire: Registration, Residence and Exit Routes

March 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location TBA, MA United States + Google Map

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April 2018

JGSGB’S 36th Anniversary Celebration!

April 22, 2018
Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Exciting all-day event. More details to follow soon.

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May 2018

Joshua Mendes – From Spain to Amsterdam and Beyond: The World of Western Sephardim

May 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 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

Joel Weintraub – Two Lectures: Were Names Changed at Ellis Island? and Finding “Waldo” at Ellis Island

June 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Were Names Changed 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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