Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Changing Borders

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State proudly presents “The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe” presented by Hal Bookbinder, Genealogist, Author, and University Professor
DATE: Monday evening, April 12, 2021,
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time, via Zoom This free online meeting will be open between 6:30-7 p.m. Pacific Time for chatting.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and the featured presentation will start at 7:15 p.m. Registration for this meeting is required: To register for this Zoom meeting, click on this link or copy it into your web browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcO2hqjkpGd2uCVlIv2_n5S3rXo0cE1Uv 2) You will be prompted to enter your name and email address and, when you hit enter, you will automatically be sent an email with the Zoom meeting link.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM Our speaker, Hal Bookbinder will trace a millennium of border changes in Eastern Europe and the impacts of these changes on our Jewish ancestors who lived in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Bessarabia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. An ancestral town may have been under the rule of several countries over time. Recognizing which governments were in control at various times can help in understanding the environment in which ancestors lived, events that stimulated migration, languages in which records were kept and likely locations where these records might be found. As the Russian Empire expanded west in the 17th and 18th centuries, millions of Jews found themselves within the Empire and Russia found that it needed to deal with a people it had tried to exclude for hundreds of years.
Along with the changing borders, town names, record-keeping, and archive locations might change. This overview will help researchers in determining where records might be located, their format and languages. Hal Bookbinder is a pro at making Eastern European history and our Jewish roots come alive!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Hal Bookbinder writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship, safe computing, Jewish culture, and Jewish history. He has identified over 4,000 relatives reaching back to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. Other roots reach into adjacent areas of Moldova, Poland, Belarus, and Russia. He has served as president of the Jewish Genealogy Society, Los Angeles (JGSLA) and president of the IAJGS and has been honored with IAJGS’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Professionally, he is a retired healthcare IT director and currently a university instructor. He also directs an addiction recovery-to-work training program. Hal and his family reside in the Los Angeles area. Check out his articles on safe genealogical computing at http://www.tinyurl.com/ComputingArticles.
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
proudly
presents a free presentation
Monday evening, 3/8/2021, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time:

  The Alex Krakovsky Project: Navigating the Wiki
to Locate Town Records and Find Hidden Data
 
presented by Gary Pokrassa, Data Acquisition Director of JewishGen’s Ukraine Research Division   DATE:  Monday evening, March 8, 2021,
            from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom
This free online meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time, the meeting will start at 7 p.m., and the presentation will start at 7:15 p.m.   Registration is required:         1) To register for this Zoom meeting, click on this live link or copy
        this link into your web browser:
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87835324406  
     2) You will be prompted to enter your name and email address and when you
          hit enter, you will automatically be sent an email with the Zoom meeting
          link.

The handout for this presentation will be emailed to you once you register!

If you have any problems registering (or logging into the meeting on 2/8/2021), please contact Treasurer@jgsws.org

All other questions can be answered in the Chat function prior to the meeting start at 7 p.m. or in the speaker’s Q&A session at the end of the meeting.     ABOUT OUR 3/8/2021 PROGRAM
Gary Pokrassa, Data Acquisition Director of JewishGen’s Ukraine Research Division, will present on Alex Krakovsky’s Wiki and records digitization projects. Alex is a Ukrainian, who, using freedom of information laws in Ukraine, forced virtually every archive to permit him to scan their records and post them to an online wiki page, yielding a massive amount of raw data for the Ukraine researcher. Gary will go through Alex’s postings and describe how to navigate the Wiki to locate town records and how to find hidden data not obvious on the home page. Gary will also describe the Ukraine Research   Group’s project to capture Alex’s scanned files on the JewishGen server, which includes Index files for several of the larger cities including Kiev, Zhitomir Nikolaev and Odessa, and how the Ukraine Research Group is using these files in translation projects. He will speak on changes that have taken place since last August. A robust question and answer will be included in this evening’s presentation, as well as an overview of JewishGen’s Ukraine Research Division.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Gary Pokrassa retired five years ago from a 46-year career, the last 11 as CFO of Lakeland Industries Inc. He is the Data Acquisition Director for the Ukraine Research Division of JewishGen, Treasurer and Director of JRI-Poland, and town leader for 4 shtetls. He is a member of the JGS of Long Island. At the 2020 IAJGS Conference, he presented on Alex Krakovsky and his Wiki and was a panelist on the Ukraine Research Division Meeting. Gary has authored an article on the Alex Krakovsky project published in AVOTAYNU Summer 2020 and also lectures on other topics, including an Intro to Jewish Genealogy.
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Looking ahead to our upcoming 2021 spring presentations!  JGSWS Monday evening meetings, usually 7 – 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

Topics and speakers:

    April 12, 2021 – Hal Bookbinder, “The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe”

                 May 10, 2021 – To be announced soon

                         June 14, 2021 – To be announced soon

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  ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR — INVITATON TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP! 

The JGSWS depends upon memberships and donations to bring in high quality, local, national, and international speakers, covering diverse topics.

                                   Membership Fees:
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The JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.  Memberships are tax deductible (as are donations).
 
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JGSWS as members and/or made donations,
thank you very, very much for your support!
   
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SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, VIRTUALLY MARCH 4 – 18, 2021

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  Link for Center for Jewish Genealogy Facebook page:
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Link to the Center for Jewish History’s Programs and Research Information:

https://www.cjh.org/

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More information on the Holocaust Center for Humanity of Seattle’s free upcoming Tuesday virtual Lunch & Learn series and Continuing Generations Presentations can be found at: https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/programs-events/virtual-lunch-and-learn-series
 
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The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm Pacific Time.
  The German Interest Group meets on the 1st Friday of each month, except July, August and December, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm with the meetings opening at 12:10 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome.  For more information, kindly visit our website at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and may request an invitation by using the Contact tab on our website, no later than 2 days prior to our meeting.
 
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The Eastside Genealogical Society presents via Zoom meetings on Thursdays at 7:00 pm PST.
 https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org/ Join us via Zoom Cloud Meetings oat 7:00 pm PST for our monthly meetings: Eastside Genealogical Society presents:   “Finding Women at the Courthouse”
Our speaker: Janice Lovelace, PhD
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm PST
Download the flyer for this meeting here. EGS Janice Lovelace flyer
Watch for the meeting link in March.   In April join us for “Breaking Through Brick Walls” with Mary Eberle
Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 7:00 PM PST via Zoom.
Read the flyer for more information. EGS Mary Eberle flyerApril 2021
Watch for the meeting link in April.   Future Speakers and Topics Date:             Topic                                         Speaker                                                    May 13        Westward Migration                Mary Kirchner Roddy                                                   June 10       Tech for Genealogists               Thomas MacEntee  
Note:  The Zoom link for these meetings will be available on this site during the week of the meeting. Members of EGS will also receive an email containing the link.
 
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https://www.jewishgen.org/ 

Free webinars in 2021 will be announced soon.
 
To watch past JewishGen free webinars, go to:  https://www.jewishgen.org/education/edu-webinars.html
 
Tracing your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition records*
Originally presented June 3, 2020     Speaker: Genie Milgrom
 
Researching NYC Resources Remotely
Originally presented June 17, 2020     Speaker: Jordan Auslander
 
Privacy and Genealogy: What Are The Rules?
Originally presented June 24, 2020     Speaker: E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg
 
Rescue and Resettlement: Researching Refugees from Nazi Europe*
Originally presented July 1, 2020     Speaker: Karen Franklin
 
Manifest Destiny: Names at Ellis Island
July 8, 2020 Speaker:     Dr. Joel Weintraub
 
From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
Originally presented July 15, 2020     Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morse
 
What the Jewish Genealogist Needs to Know About Jewish Names
Originally presented July 22, 2020     Speaker: Dr. Sallyann Sack
 
For more free educational resources from the JewishGen Learning Center go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/edu-resources.html
 
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41st Annual IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Mon Aug 2nd – Thurs 5th, 2021
Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Close to 1000 participants are expected from across the US and around the world.  The conference will feature more than 100 speakers, with more than 250 sessions covering virtually every aspect of Jewish genealogy.

Details as they become available may be found at:  www.iajgs2021.org
 
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For information on more genealogical meetings, SIGs, and conferences in Washington State:
 
Check out the Washington State Genealogical Society’s Blog!
http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/
 
Check out the Washington State Genealogical Society’s listing of upcoming presentations:
https://wasgs.org/eventListings.php?nm=76
 
Checkout the Seattle Genealogical Society’s Website!
https://seagensoc.org/ or For a listing of events, seminars, SIG meetings: https://seagensoc.org/eventListings.php?nm=67
 
Checkout the Eastside Genealogical Society’s Website!
Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of the month (no meeting in July, August or December) at 7:00 p.m.
https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org/
 
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https://conferencekeeper.org/ is the most complete online calendar of genealogy events, with an average of well over 700 posted genealogy events of all kinds – webinars, meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences and SO much more!

CLICK ON THIS QUICK LINK FOR THE CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS:
https://conferencekeeper.org/calendar/
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Information and Links to Help You
in Your Genealogical and Family History Research
  Practicing Safe Computing – a series of articles by Hal Bookbinder, , in a single .pdf, is freely accessible at:  https://tinyurl.com/SafeComputingArticles


The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. The Museum is located in London, England, United Kingdom,
 
The Wiener Holocaust Library’s current exhibition (6 August -30 November 2020) is Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust.
     https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/


 On Ancestry.com: Search new collections of Holocaust records for free, courtesy of Ancestry’s partners Arolsen Archives and USC Shoah Foundation:
     https://www.ancestry.com/cs/alwaysremember
 
     Preserving history, together – Ancestry® is grateful to its partners at Arolsen Archives
     and USC Shoah Foundation for entrusting them with these incalculably important
     collections. Arolsen Archives is an organization dedicated to documenting National
     Socialist persecution and the lives of the liberated survivors. USC Shoah
     Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education develops empathy,
     understanding and respect through testimony, using its Visual History Archive of
     more than 55,000 video testimonies, award-winning IWitness education program,
     and the Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
 
     Information you can find: Lists of displaced persons, in most cases traveling from a resettlement camp to a final destination, often the US. Registers of people living in Germany who were persecuted by public institutions and corporations. Some of these records include details on those who died, including burial information. Records relating to information from Holocaust survivor audiovisual interviews collected and preserved within the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®   ————————————————————————————————————————————-    
JGSWS INFORMATION   If you are interested in volunteering for the JGSWS, please contact Karen Campbell at president@jgsws.org.
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If you are interested in attending our next JGSWS board meeting, it takes place via
Zoom, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., on March 1, 2021.  Please contact Karen Campbell at
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Get to know one another, renew your motivation, ask questions, share resources, and discuss our favorite topic, genealogy!   Special Topic:  Brick Walls/Q&A Session


Memorialize your ancestors If you have photographs of your ancestors from the pre-1920s time period and would like to see them used on our website or in our publicity materials, please send them to our Webmaster, Phyllis Grossman, at webmaster@jgsws.org  

     Please include information you might have – approximate date of photograph, names, location, and a brief description of the event taking place.


Curbside pickup and return of books from the JGSWS specialized library!  Stay tuned for more information.  We will be setting this up, as it seems in-person meetings will not take place until after the new year, at the earliest.   ———————————————————————————————————————————— 
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State November 9th Presentation

  The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
proudly
presents a free presentation
Monday evening, 11/9/20, at 7 p.m.:

  “Help! I tested my DNA and I’m confused!”
 
        presented by Gil Bardige, DNA/Genealogical
                  Lecturer and DNA Mentor/
                           Project Leader
    DATE:  Monday evening, November 9, 2020,
            from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom
This free online meeting will open at 7 p.m., and the presentation will start at 7:15 p.m.  
Registration is required:        
1) To register for this Zoom meeting, copy this into link your
          web browser:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85286034736?pwd=bnU1a1JOOTRHZG43d1hYTGovTUZUUT09  
     2) You will be prompted to enter your name and email address and when you hit enter, you will automatically be sent an email with the Zoom meeting link.
      Meeting ID: 852 8603 4736                        Pass code: 751676

For audio, dial 1 253 215 8782, 85286034736, US (Tacoma), use Code 852 8603 4736#, Password: 751676 – Or find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwgAJx6Yh [online via Zoom] Dial by your location
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd1gL0ABIT   ABOUT OUR 11/9/20 PROGRAM
This presentation will provide specific guidance on how to use DNA/Genetic Genealogy as an effective tool in your genealogy tool belt. Gil will provide examples from the four major DNA testing companies to clarify ethnicity estimates and give a detailed review of what matches mean at each company. He will outline the recommended steps to take for prioritizing and making contact with your DNA matches. The end goal is to have your match help with your family tree and, hopefully, provide information, photographs, documents, stories, etc., that you don’t already have. Gil will review the DNA tests available,
what you can expect from the results, and who should test. At the end of the presentation, you will be able to
say, “Now I get it… I know what to do.”
During the presentation, you may ask questions by using the Chat feature, and Gil will answer them at the end of his talk. If there is time after that, he will take more questions via audio.          
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Gil Bardige was born and raised in Chicago and now lives the Columbus, Ohio area. A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, Gil recently retired after a long career, most recently as a national business development leader for Trane. Gil has three children and three grandchildren.

Gil began his genealogy adventure in 1979 with 54 people in his tree. Today his family tree is over 2,000 and traces three branches back to his 5th great grandfathers born about 1740.

For the past 12+ years Gil has expanded his knowledge base to Genetic Genealogy, testing at each of the major DNA companies, and he currently manages three Y-DNA projects at Family Tree DNA as a Volunteer Administrator. He loves to help people manage their expectations and begin to remove confusion from their DNA results. With a good percentage of Sephardic ancestry shown in his DNA ethnicity, Gil has added that research to learn about his Bardiga origins.

Gil is a firm believer that using DNA results as a tool in genealogical research can generate clues that help confirm relationships.
                                      

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     “Finding My Roots: Using the Entire Genealogy Toolbox”
          Presented by Coral Grant, Genealogical Lecturer

    Description: The secrets that Coral Grant’s grandparents thought were safe eventually became unraveled through the magic of DNA, archival research, and tenacity. The truth revealed an unknown ancestor and a truly rich Latvian heritage. Working back in time, this adventure begins in the Garment District of Toronto, Canada in the early 1930’s and ends deep in the Latvian countryside of the 18th century. The journey includes a life altering deportation from the Latvian countryside during World War I, a survivor’s struggle to return home, a deception to avoid military service, and a most reluctant immigration. Along the way, Coral encountered many genealogical roadblocks: name changes, protective descendants, and multiple individuals with the same name. Using her research to share her family story and Latvian Jewish history, Coral’s presentation highlights the use of all the tools available to the genealogist. Ultimately, the goal of our genealogical research is to honor our ancestors and to make sure we do not forget their stories. Coral’s presentation will leave you with the tools to break through your genealogical roadblocks and find your ancestors, for you to tell their stories.

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Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Meetings

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 14, 2020.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin boards or calendars (on-line and physical), and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

Thank you,

Karen Campbell, JGSWS President

president@jgsws.org

View this email in your browser   The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
proudly
presents a free presentation:
  “Bubbie, Who Are You?
Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree” presented by
Janice M. Sellers, Professional Genealogist   DATE:  Monday evening, September 14, 2020, at 7 p.m.
             VIA ZOOM Welcome and upcoming meeting information at 7 p.m. Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m. Free Admission Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83182288568     
(click on link to join meeting or copy into your browser)
Meeting ID: 831 8228 8568


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     Meeting ID: 831 8228 8568   ABOUT OUR 9/14/20 PROGRAM
Female relatives can be difficult to trace, but they can be found.  This presentation introduces resources for tracing the women in your family, many of which are available online, including oral histories, federal and state census records, immigration records, vital records, church records, journals, newspapers, legal and court records, library archives, and manuscript collections.  When you are researching the women in your ancestry, also consider looking at family items, including cards, letters, cookbook notes, and records.
This presentation will help you with name and surname research, as well as genealogical methods and research tips on finding the women in your ancestry.
       ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Janice M. Sellers a professional genealogist specializing in Black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. She is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Janice is also currently the acting president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and gives dynamic presentations on many genealogical topics at the local, regional, state, and national/international levels, most recently this August at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ annual conference. She has researched her own family history for more than 40 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, Janice worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her translation services primarily include French, Spanish, and Russian.

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SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS!   Monday evening, October 12, 2020, 7 p.m.
     “What were the odds? Four stories of survival”
          Presented by Arik Cohen, speaker from
               Seattle’s Holocaust Center of Humanity
      Description: All four of Arik Cohen’s grandparents survived the Holocaust.  When told by Holocaust experts that this was quite rare, he was motivated to research and discover their survival stories.  For the last five years, as a legacy member of the Holocaust For Humanity’s Speakers Bureau, Arik has shared how his grandparents survived mass murders,  ghetto liquidations, death camp internment, death marches and winter wilderness survival with students and community members across the Pacific Northwest.  Arik will share four incredible stories along with the research and primary sources that have enabled him to find and share his family’s history.
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     JGSWS’s first “Happy Hour/Social Meeting!”

           Hosted by JGSWS’s Board Members,
           Linda Deneroff and Jessica Moskowitz
The JGSWS invites our members to attend our first “Happy Hour/Social Meeting” on Monday, October 19, from 5 p.m-8 p.m. on Zoom. Get to know your fellow members and discuss our favorite topic: genealogy. We’ll have some breakout rooms available so if enough people are interested in a particular topic, you can get your fill!
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     “Finding My Roots: Using the Entire Genealogy Toolbox”
          Presented by Coral Grant, Genealogical Lecturer

    Description: The secrets that Coral Grant’s grandparents thought were safe eventually became unraveled through the magic of DNA, archival research, and tenacity. The truth revealed an unknown ancestor and a truly rich Latvian heritage. Working back in time, this adventure begins in the Garment District of Toronto, Canada in the early 1930’s and ends deep in the Latvian countryside of the 18th century. The journey includes a life altering deportation from the Latvian countryside during World War I, a survivor’s struggle to return home, a deception to avoid military service, and a most reluctant immigration. Along the way, Coral encountered many genealogical roadblocks: name changes, protective descendants, and multiple individuals with the same name. Using her research to share her family story and Latvian Jewish history, Coral’s presentation highlights the use of all the tools available to the genealogist. Ultimately, the goal of our genealogical research is to honor our ancestors and to make sure we do not forget their stories. Coral’s presentation will leave you with the tools to break through your genealogical roadblocks and find your ancestors, for you to tell their stories.     ———————————————————————————————————————————— 
Monday evening, December 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
     Meeting Topic and Presenter information coming soon
  ————————————————————————————————————————————      Upcoming Conferences, Meetings Around and About    RootsTech Connect 2021 virtual conference, February 25-27, 2020 – Family Search has announced that RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for February 3-6, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah will now be held as a free, virtual event online. Register and more information is available through this link:
     https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng
 
September 10, 2020 – Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting: “Organizing & Safely Storing Genealogy Media,” presented by Desa Omli
     http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/     September 12, 2020 – Virtual We Are History Keepers Workshop, sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, and Black Heritage Society of Washington State   Register at the following link for the Saturday, September 12th, from 10 am to noon, virtual
We Are History Keepers Workshop! https://wearehistorykeepers.wordpress.com/   The workshop is sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, and Black Heritage Society of Washington State. Interactive sessions will be led by UW archivists and librarians on archiving and research. – Organizing and preserving paper archives – Researching family and local history – Scanning or digitizing materials – Conducting Oral Histories and oral history projects   The event is FREE and open to all! Registration is required!  A Zoom link will be provided to each registrant two days before the workshop.    
For information on genealogical meetings, SIGs, and conferences in the State of Washington,
 
          Check out the Washington State Genealogical Society’s Blog!
                    http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/
 
          Checkout the Seattle Genealogical Society’s Website!
                    https://seagensoc.org/
 
          Checkout the Eastside Genealogical Society’s Website!
                    https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org/
  ————————————————————————————————————————————      Information and Links to Help You in Your Genealogical
and Family History Research
   The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. The Museum is located in London, England, United Kingdom,
 
The Wiener Holocaust Library’s current exhibition (6 August -30 November 2020) is Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust.
     https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/

 
Washington State Genealogical Society’s Blog – check this out for genealogical tips and other information
     http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/
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Jewish Genealogical Society Cancels March Meeting

Our upcoming free genealogical event that had been set for Monday evening, March 9, 2020, in Factoria/Bellevue, has been canceled due to the concerns raised by the Corona virus locally. 

In concert with best practices, we realized we should err on the side of caution and health of all our members and attendees.

Our speaker, Ron Arons, and his topic, “Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape” will be rescheduled to another date. 

Thank you very much,

Karen Campbell

JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs

president@jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society March 2020 Meeting

Our upcoming free genealogical event that had been set for Monday evening, March 9, 2020, in Factoria/Bellevue, has been canceled due to the concerns raised by the Corona virus locally. 

In concert with best practices, we realized we should err on the side of caution and health of all our members and attendees.

Our speaker, Ron Arons, and his topic, “Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape” will be rescheduled to another date. 

Thank you very much,

Karen Campbell

JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs

president@jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Meeting

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, January 13, 2020.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with individuals and groups you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our January 2020 meeting program:

“Finding My Roots: Using the Entire Genealogy Toolbox”

presented by Coral Grant, Genealogical Lecturer

DATE:  Monday, January 13, 2020

Location:  LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA  98006

·         Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy our extensive library of genealogical resources, including FREE access to the LDS FHC computers and genealogical websites!

·         Free Wi-Fi available. Come early and network with other attendees!

·         Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

  • Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

The secrets that Coral Grant’s grandparents thought were safe eventually became unraveled through the magic of DNA, archival research, and tenacity. The truth revealed an unknown ancestor and a truly rich Latvian heritage. Working back in time, this adventure begins in the Garment District of Toronto, Canada in the early 1930’s and ends deep in the Latvian countryside of the 18th century. The journey includes a life altering deportation from the Latvian countryside during World War I, a survivor’s struggle to return home, a deception to avoid military service, and a most reluctant immigration. Along the way, Coral encountered many genealogical roadblocks: name changes, protective descendants, and multiple individuals with the same name. Using her research to share her family story and Latvian Jewish history, Coral’s presentation highlights the use of all the tools available to the genealogist. Ultimately, the goal of our genealogical research is to honor our ancestors and to make sure we do not forget their stories. Coral’s presentation will leave you with the tools to break through your genealogical roadblocks and find your ancestors, for you to tell their stories.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

As a retired Public Health Administrator and now a business owner and motivational speaker, Coral Grant developed a fascination/obsession with genealogy. Researching and exploring her family’s roots to preserve for the next generation has opened many new doors and fundamentally changed her life and perspective. Coral has had the privilege to have lived and worked from coast to coast in Canada but landed on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where she loves to run, hike and enjoy nature with her husband and dog.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President/Publicity/Programs, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
president@jgsws.org
www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington Free Event

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington

Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 9, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with individuals and groups you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our September meeting program

“Jewish Genealogy: How Is This Research
Different from All Other Research?”
presented by Janice M. Sellers, Professional Genealogist

DATE:  Monday, September 9, 2018

LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA  98006

·         Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

·         Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

·         Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

·         Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

This presentation provides an overview of the unique aspects of Jewish culture and history that affect family history research. Topics include history, geography, naming patterns, languages and alphabets, rabbinical genealogies, kehillah records, Yizkor books, cemeteries, and other resources. The information presented will be of great help to those new to Jewish genealogical research as well as providing important information to more experienced researchers.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. Currently, Janice is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and gives presentations on many genealogical topics at the local, regional, state, and national/international levels, most recently returning from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ annual conference, held earlier this August in Cleveland, OH. She has researched her own family history for more than 40 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, Janice worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her translation services primarily include French, Spanish, and Russian.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President/Publicity/Programs, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
president@jgsws.org
www.jgsws.org