How to Find Your Jewish Great-Grandparents, Even though You Know It’s Impossible
Where did our great-great grandparents come from? What were their names? What did they do; were they farmers, goldsmiths, or political leaders? The upcoming genealogy event at Temple Beth Abraham will provide you with the first steps you can take that may eventually help you answer these questions.”
“Since we have heard people’s increasing interest in learning more about their genealogy, we decided to invite an expert to help guide us to get the process started,” explained Renée Tepper, Adult Education chairman. This talk will be an introduction to Jewish genealogical research for beginners and those who want to go further. We will teach basic strategies and hints for researching your Jewish ancestors. We will look at both online and local
resources to help you in your search: a survey with many examples of the US records you need to use to find your 19th/early 20th century immigrant ancestors from Eastern Europe, the repositories and web sites where you can access them, some specialized Jewish sources, and the basics of how to use that information to begin to get back to the “old country.”
This event, How to Find Your Jewish Great-Grandparents, Even though You Know It’s Impossible will be led by Meredith Hoffman of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB). Meredith is a professional genealogist who specializes in researching 19th/early 20th century Jewish immigrant ancestors and enjoys solving difficult Jewish name problems. She holds degrees in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research Program. Ms. Hoffman is the founding editor of the Success! Stories webzine on JewishGen.org. She is the Publicity Chairman of JGCGB and regularly lectures and gives workshops on beginning and advanced topics in genealogy, with a special focus on Jewish genealogy topics and tools.
This free event, will be held at Temple Beth Abraham, 1301 Washington Street, Canton, MA, and is open to the entire community. All are welcome to join us on Sunday, February 3 from 11:00am -12:30pm. The 1 ½ hour program will begin at 11:00am.
To register, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 781-821-2099.
Light refreshments will be available at the event.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth, study and exchange of ideas and information among people interested in Jewish genealogical research and family history. To find out more, visit www.jgsgb.org.
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