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20 - 20 March 2021 FxGS 2021 Spring Fair Virtual
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Power Up Your Family Research With DNA

Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG, BCG Trustee will present the following programs:

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT - Session 1: DNA--A Power Tool in the Genealogist's Toolbox. This lecture provides case examples where DNA helped to expand and deepen family history.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EDT - Session 2: Avoiding Common Mistakes When Working with atDNA. This lecture provides awareness of common analysis mistakes using atDNA test results that may lead to inaccurate relationship conclusions. Concepts include segment size, pedigree evaluation, blind trust, reasonably exhaustive research, confirmation bias, the myth of the triangulated segment and more.

12:45 p.m. -1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT - Session 3: Clinical Tips to Manage Conversations about Unexpected DNA Results. This lecture offers tips to reduce stress and change the outcome of difficult conversations about unexpected DNA results.

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT - Session 4: Spit and You Shall Find: atDNA Identifies a Charming Scoundrel. This entertaining lecture is a case study integrating traditional documentary research and analysis of atDNA and X-DNA test results to identify the biological father of the speaker's paternal great-grandmother.

Recordings of the programs will be made available to registrants afterwards.

07 - 07 March 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Joel Spector Zoom
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Time:  1:00 EST check in, chat, and schmooze   Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST

Guest Speaker:  Joel Spector,  Past President of the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group.

Topic: “Finding Your Ancestors: How to Get Started and Where to Go.”

The presentation will focus on how to find information about your ancestors, both those you know and those you didn’t even know you had. We will explore what data is immediately available and review what information can be derived from the many types of resources - local, national and international - and from on-line resources. Throughout, we will focus on the excitement in discovering information about your little-known ancestors and on the various types of information that make the search in Jewish genealogy fun.

~This Beginner’s Seminar is free and open to non-members.

 The Zoom meeting link can be accessed on our website www.jgasgp.org one week prior to the meeting.  Any questions contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com

28 - 28 February 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with Guest Speaker Leora Tec Zoom
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Time:  1:00 check in, chat, and schmooze   Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Guest Speaker:  Leora Tec, Founder and Director, Bridge to Poland which seeks to educate people about Jewish history in Poland with an emphasis on how the Jews of Poland are being remembered by non-Jewish Poles today.

Topic:  What is there for Jews in modern day Poland?  An Introduction to The Neshoma Project 

As we know, ninety percent of Polish Jews were murdered during World War II. It's understandable that some people, especially Jews of Polish descent, might have reservations about going to Poland, the site of such vast pain and loss. And yet, Poland is an integral part of Jewish history. 

Leora Tec has travelled all over Poland having conversations with non-Jews who, in different ways, are remembering the Jews who used to be their neighbors. Those interviewed, working to heal historical wounds, come from many different fields including: scholarship, teaching, guiding, grassroots activities, museum work and the arts.

All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com

21 - 21 February 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program with guest Miriam Weiner Zoom
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1:00 EST pm   Check-in, Chat, and Schmooze.    1:30 EST   Official meeting start time

Guest Speaker:  Miriam Weiner, Genealogist, Author and "Creator of the Consolidated Eastern European Archival Database”

Topic: Updates at the RTRFOUNDATION.ORG WEBSITE: 

Miriam will walk us through and demonstrate her newly redesigned website https://www.rtrfoundation.org/index.shtml and the new searchable surname database using Standard Surname Search and OCR Search (Optical character recognition)  https://www.rtrfoundation.org/lnintro.shtml

You will be amazed at what material is currently available from Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine including images and maps from some of the towns Miriam has visited during her 30 years of working in the archives of Eastern Europe.  The new website currently has over 200 collections and 1 million new documents with more being added daily. 

For a complete description of Miriam’s 100 plus trips to Eastern Europe see Nu? What's New?, The E-zine of Jewish Genealogy From Avotaynu, Gary Mokotoff, Editor, Volume 21, Number 51 | December 20, 2020

 All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com

20 - 20 February 2021 Virtual Seminar Virtual
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Usage of DNA Tools to Expand Your Family Story Presented by Angie Bush, Chair of Genetic Genealogy Committee for NGS and a Genetic Genealogy Researcher with Ancestry ProGenealogists.  9am to 3:30 PM - $40.

Part 1. Making DNA Part of Your Genealogical Research

Part 2. DNA Doesn't Prove Anything

Part 3. Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your DNA

Part 4. Tools the Pros Use

 

20 - 20 February 2021 Dockum Drugstore Sit-In Virtual
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A historic event in 1958 brought Wichita to the forefront of the civil rights movement in the U.S. Prisca Barnes discusses the details of the Dockum Drugstore sit-in and how these protests helped transform the struggle for racial equality.

Presentation will be held virtually.  Registration is required at the WGS website, https://www.wichitagensoc.org

07 - 07 February 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program, Ron Arons, Author and Genealogist, Show: Game Show Night Schpiel of Fortune Zoom
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Sunday, February 7, 2021

1:00 pm   Check-in, Chat, and Schmooze.   

1:30   Official meeting start time

 

Producer: Ron Arons, Author and Genealogy

1:00 pm   Check-in, Chat, and Schmooze.   

1:30   Official meeting start time

 

 

Ron has presented at 14 of the past 18 IAJGS conferences on a wide variety of subjects and has also been behind the scenes at 4 IAJGS conferences to help produce "Game Show Night/Jewish Genealogy Jeopardy". Ron has traced his roots to Lithuania, Poland, Romania, England, Belarus, and the Ukraine. In 2006 Ron appeared on the PBS TV series The Jewish Americans. He has published three books including The Jews of Sing Sing and, most recently, Mind Maps for Genealogy. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton and an MBA from the Univ. of Chicago.

 

Show: Game Show Night Schpiel of Fortune

 

Game Show Night is almost a tradition at the IAJGS Conference. Specifically, 'JewPardy' (Jewish Genealogy Jeoprady) has been conducted at six previous IAJGS conferences to much acclaim. JewPardy is a takeoff of the standard game of 'Jeopardy' with certain twists to make more germain for Jewish genealogy audiences. Today, we will play “Schpiel of Fortune,” Ron’s spin-off of Wheel of Fortune. The result is an evening of education, jokes, mishaps, and LOTS of laughter. Not to be missed.Our meetings are for members of our society only. Please check out our website for more information about membership.

07 - 07 February 2021 JGASGP Monthly Meeting Zoom
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Time:  1:00 EST check in, chat, and schmooze.   Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST

Producer: Ron Arons, A former marketing exec in the high-tech world, Ron has authored three books involving Jewish criminality, genealogical methodology, and data visualization.

Emcee: Jordan Auslander  is a professional genealogist, actor, and stand-up comedian. He has entertained at IAJGS conferences for years as MC for JewPardy!, leaving audience members laughing uncontrollably, crying, and out of breath.

Show: Game Show Night - Who Wants to Be a Rothschild? Who Wants to Be a Rothschild? This is a game show based on TV's popular show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The only difference is that the Rothschild game will have questions pertaining to genealogy (Jewish genealogy in particular), Jewish history, and Jewish culture. The game will have one contestant at a time trying to answer ever more difficult questions. If they miss one, they're out and another contestant will start a new game. The game will be run by Ron Arons and Jordan Auslander all of whom have years of experience with JewPardy!, the IAJGS conference version of Jeopardy!

All meetings are a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information.  www.jgasgp.org or contact mazergoldenjgsgp@gmail.com

30 - 30 January 2021 CGSI Quaterly Program "Three Giants of Czech and Slovak Architecture" Webinar
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"Three Giants of Czech and Slovak Architecture: Architects who made a difference beyond their homelands"

Join our Webinar on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 10 am - 12:45 pm CST

Where: on your computer, tablet, or smartphone (presented via online webinar)

CGSI will take a look at notable architects from the Czech and Slovak lands, and their work around the world and the impact they made in late 19th and early 20th centuries, including buildings in China, Japan, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Program:

Leopold Eidlitz: From Prague to the Empire State
Presented by Dr. Kenneth Jacobs of PDP Architects, Philadelphia
10 – 10:45 am CST

Ladzlo Hudec: The Man Who Built Shanghai after Escaping Siberia
25-minute film followed by a discussion with journalist Virag Csejdy from Budapest
11 - 11:45 am CST

Antonin Nechodoma: The Czech Frank Lloyd Wright of Puerto Rico
20-minute film followed by a discussion with architect Jorge Rigau from San Juan
12:00 - 12:45 pm CST

No charge for CGSI members. $10 suggested donation for non-members.


Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6438739404940837392
17 - 17 January 2021 JGASGP Monthly Program Topic: Extra! Extra! Read All About it: Using Newspapers.com to Research Family History Speaker: Sharon Taylor, JGAGSP Member Zoom
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Sharon Taylor graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. For ten years, Taylor worked for the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a Professional Research Assistant. 

 

Taylor and her husband live outside of Philadelphia where Taylor continues writing and researching her family and the Jews of Galicia. She is a member of Gesher Galicia, and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia. Her articles have been published in their journals, on The National Library of Israel Blog, and in Jewish newspapers in Philadelphia and Arizona.

 

Topic: Extra! Extra! Read All About it: Using Newspapers.com to Research Family History

 

Sharon Taylor’s roots lay in Mariampol, a typical small town in eastern Galicia (today western Ukraine), and in Philadelphia. No vital records are known to exist for the time Taylor’s family lived in Mariampol. In Philadelphia, it was rumored that Taylor’s family was involved in organized crime, an activity that strives to leave no trace. Turning to Newspapers.com Taylor explored the tale of her great-uncle's kidnapping by the Russian Army. She'll share her results and methodology as she tracks the struggles of Mariampol during the First World War, and finds evidence of her family’s colorful life in Philadelphia in the 1930’s.

Our meetings are for members of our society only. Please check out our website for more information about membership.