JGSGB Lecture and Meeting: Annual Help Day: Research and Translation Assistance

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Date(s) - January 19, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Temple Emanuel


JGSGB Lecture and Meeting: Annual Help Day: Research and Translation Assistance
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
Cost: $5.00 – Registration not required.
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.
January 19, 2014—01:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street,
Newton, MA 02459

Hands-On Problem Solving in Jewish Genealogy
Special Help Session for Research and Translation

Bring in your research questions and your foreign documents for translation.

Problem-solve with others who can help show you the way. Learn how to get started or get over that “brick wall” in your family research. Attendees will be able to consult with more experienced members for help with their family research.

A limited number of computer stations will be available, or bring your own laptops for online research.

Roundtables will be dedicated to the following topics:

Country and region-specific research (e.g., Polish, Lithuanian, Galician, Ukrainian, Belarussian, Romanian, Moldovan, Bessarabian, German)
Finding your ancestors using immigration, naturalization, and vital records
Getting started with Jewish genealogy (e.g., using the JewishGen and Steve Morse web sites)
Holocaust research (e.g., using the Internet, Yizkor books, Yad Vashem)
Translation of foreign-language documents (Yiddish, Russian, German, French, Polish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Romanian)
(Other topics may be added at a later date.)

Genealogical reference materials will be available for perusal.

If you plan on coming, please fill out our “Help Day” Questionnaire.

For more details, visit the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston at www.jgsgb.org, or contact us at info@jgsgb.org or 866-611-5698.