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Genealogy Events Calendar

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27 - 27 December 2020 JGASGP Monthly Program: Speaker: Chuck Weinstein Zoom

Chuck is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island and co-chair of the 2016 Conference in Seattle. A family historian for over 25 years, he has spoken on a variety of topics in past Conferences. He has done extensive research on the Shoah and is writing a book on a town in Moravia that was devastated by the war.


Topic: Choosing a Genealogy Software – A Comparison


There are several major software companies and each has slightly different strong points. This lecture will focus on MyHeritage/Family Tree Builder and Ancestry/Family Tree Maker as well as options for Macintosh. We will examine the advantages of each and together build a small family tree, find relevant documents/images, attach these to the tree and build reports and charts.

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

13 - 13 December 2020 StLGS Jewish Special Interest Group: "Finding Your Ancestors at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center" VIRTUAL MEETING ON ZOOM

StLGS Jewish Special Interest Group: "Finding Your Ancestors at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center"

Featuring Dennis Northcott, associate archivist, MHSLRC

Sunday, 13 December 2020, 1:00 p.m.


TO REGISTER, email by Thursday, 10 December.

All StLGS meetings are free and open to the public. All attendees must register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

Description: The MHSLRC holds a wealth of resources that tell the stories of our St. Louis-area ancestors. Join us for an entertaining and informative look at the genealogical treasures stored at the Library and Research Center.

Note: This meeting will be livestream only and will not be recorded.

06 - 06 December 2020 JGASGP Monthly Meeting. Speaker: Jarrett Ross, aka GeneaVlogger, a youtube channel dedicated to Genealogy and Family Research. Zoom

Jarrett Ross is the Lead Forensic Genealogist at DNA Labs International. He began seriously researching his family history in 2009 while finishing his undergraduate degree, quickly building an extensive family tree and connecting with thousands of relatives all across the World. Jarrett has since worked on hundreds of family trees, finding a specialty with Dutch Jewish ancestry, Jewish Agricultural Societies of Southern New Jersey, and Genetic Genealogy. Jarrett is also a volunteer curator on, has served as the Vice President of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society since 2018, and is a board member of the Alliance Colony Foundation.


Topic: The Soil From Which They Grew: A History of The Alliance Colony


The Alliance Colony was the first successful Jewish agricultural colony in America, founded in Vineland, New Jersey in 1882. The community was originally settled by 43 families who were part of the Am Olam society which pushed to create Jewish agricultural societies in America. Alliance flourished with more families settling in the Colony over the decades, growing into more colonies and creating an amazing legacy through its many descendants. Many Alliance descendants are still in touch after many generations and even have reunions with over 600 descendants attending. This presentation will discuss the History of Alliance and how collaboration between descendants has been a genealogical goldmine.

15 - 15 November 2020 JGASGP Monthly Program Zoom

Speaker: Edward Janes, Founder, Friends of Jews from Przasnysz Poland along with Maggie Goralczyk

Topic: Planning and Executing a Cemetery Restoration Project in Poland

I wanted to bring to your attention the story of how a man living in the Philly metro area led a Jewish cemetery restoration project more than 4,000 miles from home.  This work was the product of a 40+ year family history research effort that connected the man, not only to his “roots” but, his ancestor’s tragic fates tied to the Holocaust; and to “righteous” Poles whose thankless efforts restored dignity not only to a cemetery, but brought honor to an entire community.

Our meetings are for paid members only. Please consider joining us!

07 - 07 November 2020 Seminar: 21st Century Research for the Everyday Genealogist Zoom

Annette Burke Lyttle provides professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She was a faculty member at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in June 2020 and is course coordinator for "Researching Our Ancestors' Migrations in America" for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2021. Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists. You can learn more about her at

Classes include:

Read more about Annette Burke Lyttle here.
Members: $45, Non-Members: $55
Thank you to Jackson County Cultural Coalition & Oregon Cultural Trust for your support!

05 - 05 November 2020 Virtual program Belleville, Illinois

St. Clair County resources in the Society's holdings at the Belleville Public Library

31 - 31 October 2020 NHG Fall 2020 Family History Conference: The Spirit of Your Ancestors is in Your DNA! Virtual

Join us on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from the comfort of your own home while you attend our LIVE, virtual day-long conference via zoom. Learn about genetic genealogy and what DNA can do for your research!

Highlights include:

  • Our featured speaker – Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., nationally recognized expert on Genetic Genealogy, will speak on a variety of DNA-related topics. .
  • 8:00am – 4pm Eastern Time Zone


   Morning sessions

  • Working with Testing Company Results
  • Formulating a DNA Testing Plan
  • Identifying and Examining DNA Outliers

   Afternoon sessions

  • Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your DNA Matches?
  • Using DNA Painter to Map and Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
  • Question & Answer Session until 4pm

Cost: members $35/ non-members $40

28 - 28 October 2020 The Curious Case of Alma Summers Zoom

The Curious Case of Alma Summers Presented with only two clues regarding Alma Summers: his place of birth and the name of his wife, we will utilize traditional and unique document sets to discover the facts of Alma's birth and early life, his education, and his military accomplishments. Register here. $10 for RVGS members, $20 for non-members.

Kate Eakman holds an M.A in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has more than 20 years of genealogical experience as well as traditional historical research and writing. Today, Kate is a Senior Researcher and General Research Team Lead for Legacy Tree Genealogists. Her genealogical specialties include Civil War era, African-American, Native American, and general U.S. genealogy as well as Irish, Scottish, English, Canadian, and Italian genealogy. Kate loves the challenge of brick walls and excels at outside-the-box thinking for breaking them down. Kate lives with her husband and his horse in Portland, Oregon. 

24 - 24 October 2020 Virtual Genealogy and Local History Fair Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana State Library is hosting the Genealogy and Local History Fair virtually in 2020! Registration is free and required. This year's theme is "The Women in Your Family Tree," examining techniques for researching women as well as looking at women's suffrage and other 19th-century social movements.

This event will be held via Zoom. When you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Links to the Zoom sessions will be sent closer to the event.

Highly acclaimed speakers Gena Philibert-Ortega and Katherine Willson will present.


Gena Philibert-Ortega will speak on “25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors,” providing information to help identify, trace, and discover more about your female ancestors. Gena will also present “Fabric, Cigars, and Murder,” presenting her research on a community of Hoosier women who worked on a 1930s-era quilt top she discovered in California.

Katherine Willson will present “Social Reform Movements of the 19th Century, examining the beginnings of the women’s suffrage movement and other social reforms such as free public education, prison reform, and temperance. She will discuss where records pertaining to these movements can be found. Katherine will also hold a Question and Answer session to answer questions provided by Fair attendees.

17 - 18 October 2020 StLGS Fall Speaker Series: Often Overlooked St. Louis Resources Virtual

Often Overlooked St. Louis Resources
St. Louis Genealogical Society -- Virtual Fall Speaker Series
Saturday, 17 October and Sunday, 18 October 2020
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Central) each day

Four lectures over two days:

Orphanage Care in St. Louis (Viki Fagyal, author and StLGS treasurer): There have always been orphans in every society, although how orphans have been cared for varies. The first orphanage in St. Louis can be traced to about 1828. Learn about the history of orphans and orphanages in St. Louis.

The Railroads of St. Louis (Nicholas Fry, curator, John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library): St. Louis built its livelihood on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. With the coming of the railroad, the city’s economic engine would be split between the rivers and the rails, changing the region forever. This talk will cover the arrival and development of railroads in the region and the transformations they caused.

Discover Your Family’s History in the St. Louis County Library History & Genealogy Department (Scott Holl, manager, History & Genealogy Department, St. Louis County Library): History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library is a nationally recognized genealogical research destination and home to several major collections. Learn about what is in the department and how you can access information remotely.

Cemetery Use for Genealogical Purposes (Becky DiFilippo, Dan Fuller, Dorris Keeven-Franke, and Michele Thomas, Bellefontaine Cemetery staff and volunteers): Beautiful, peaceful, and overflowing with genealogical information, Bellefontaine Cemetery is one of the finest examples of what was known as a rural cemetery. Our speakers, dedicated staff and volunteers, will give us a glimpse of the treasures to be found in this and similar cemeteries.

All four lectures will be live-streamed and digitally recorded. You can watch them live and be able to ask questions, and/or you can watch the recordings, which will be posted online for an additional ninety days.

Registration for the Fall Speaker Series is open in our online store:
$35 for StLGS members
$45 for non-members
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the live-streamed webinars will close on Wednesday, 14 October. However, you may register to watch the digital recordings until Monday, 11 January 2021.

Registrants will receive an email with a link to a page on our website containing links to the handouts and links to view the digital recordings. A separate email will contain an invitation to the live-streaming presentations.

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