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Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Between April and November, unless noted otherwise, we meet at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Miller Board Room on the second floor of Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. For a MapQuest map, click here.

Between December and March, we will normally meet at 1:30 pm on the first Sunday of each month in the Men's Club Lounge at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike. For a MapQuest map, click here.

Meetings are free and open to members, their guests and other interested persons.

Upcoming programs

Sunday
March 5, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Park Synagogue East

Googling Grandpa:
Tips, tricks and hacks for finding your family online
using the most powerful search engine.

Mary Jamba - trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society
and past president of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society

Monday
March 20, 2017
7:00 PM
at
Menorah Park

Workshop for Advanced Beginners –
How to Use WWI Draft Registration Records

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

Click here for a flier with further information
Click Here for a Registration Form

Wednesday
April 5, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Reclaim the Records – via video conference

Brooke Shreier Ganz – Founder of Reclaim the Records

NOTE the DATE, TIME and LOCATION
change as we switch to our evening schedule

Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit group that files Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public.

The goal of Reclaim the Records is to get these record sets put online for free, for everyone. Reclaim The Records‘ first request was an attempt to gain access under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) to an index of some old marriage documents that were stored only in the New York City Municipal Archives in lower Manhattan. It won this case and the data from 48 microfilms, which yielded nearly 80,000 scanned images and about 450,000 names, is now online and free for public use at https://archive.org/details/nycmarriageindex

Wednesday
May 3, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

NE Ohio Jews and the Civil War

Peter Haas,
Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies Emeritus
Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University

Sunday
May 7, 2017

Lineage Society Luncheon

Wednesday
June 7, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Make the Most of Family Search.org

Betty Franklin
West Lake Family History Center

Wednesday
July 12, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Soviet Jewry Oral History Project.

Sean Martin, Ph.D.,
Associate Curator for Jewish History,
Western Reserve Historical Society.

Wednesday
August 2, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Using Historical Newspapers

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

Wednesday
September 6, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

Jewish marriage and divorce documents:
their use to genealogists

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
B’nai Jeshurun Congregation

Sunday
October 22, 2017
at
TBA

Searching for Individuals in the International Tracing Service at the USHMM

Dr. Diane Afoumado
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Co-sponsored by Siegal Lifelong Learning of Case Western Reserve University
and Kol Israel Foundation

NOTE the DATE for this special meeting.
Location to be announced

Wednesday
November 8, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Menorah Park

How a SIG can further genealogy research

Amy Wachs, JGSC president
and
Russ Maurer
 Litvak SIG board members and district coordinators

Sunday
December 3, 2017
1:30 PM
at
Park East

ANNUAL MEETING - Election of Officers
and
Report on the 2017 IAJGS Orlando conference.

NOTE the DATE, TIME and LOCATION
change as we switch to our winter schedule

 

To see a listing  of our past programs
Click Here

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