Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Our August meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, August 2, 2017
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

How To Use Newspapers To Research Family Stories

Ken Bravo,
Vice-President, IAJGS
and Past President, JGSC

  Ken Bravo

Newspapers contain a wealth of information about our families; not only the usual birth, marriage and death announcements, but, often more importantly, what relatives did in the years in between. Past President Ken Bravo will demonstrate the types of information to be found and then explain how to locate and research newspapers, both large and small, general and Jewish specific, which published in the towns and cities of ancestors.

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Our Seeptember meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, September 6, 2017
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Jewish marriage and divorce documents:
their use to genealogists

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
B’nai Jeshurun Congregation

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria

Rabbi Rudin-Luria will share the differences between what is found on a civil marriage license and in a ketubah, a Jewish marriage document and in a public divorce record and a get, a Jewish divorce record.

As a certified Mesader Gittin (officiant of Jewish divorce) and an expert in the laws of Jewish divorce, Rabbi Rudin-Luria will explain how a get, a Jewish divorce, shows all the various names a person used and how this facilitates genealogical research.

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Between December and March,
our meetings will
normally be held on the
first Sunday afternoon
of each month at 1:30 PM
in the Men's Club Lounge
at
Park Synagogue East
27500 Shaker Blvd
Pepper Pike

Between April and November,
our meetings are
normally held on the
first Wednesday evening
of each month at 7:30 PM
in the Miller Board Room
at
Menorah Park
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood


Schedule of future meetings and events:

July 23-28, 2017 - IAJGS Conference in Orlando, FL
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Laurel School
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:30 PM at Park Synagogue East

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