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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.

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

VIRTUAL MEETING ON ZOOM

TO REGISTER, email publications@stlgs.org 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
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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 Geni.com, 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.