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Sunday, October 24
Jump-Start Your Genealogy Research: Introductory Workshop  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Online Workshop
New to Jewish genealogy or ready to refresh, this session will cover the basics: how to begin, what types of information to look for, where to find the information, and how to keep it all organized. Presenters are JGSGW members Sue Fialkoff and Michael Snyder, who will offer examples from their decades of genealogical research and suggest resources for further learning. There will be time for Q&A.
 
This workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Workshops are free for JGSGW members but advance registration is a must. Space is limited to 15 attendees in this workshop, so register now.
 
An Intermediate Genealogy Workshop will be offered Sunday, October 31. Only one reservation per member. Register either for the Beginning or the Intermediate Workshop, not both. Both workshops will be repeated in Spring 2022. All participants will receive handouts for their enrolled level. 
 
To register, please email workshops@jgsgw.org with your name, phone number, and which workshop you would like to attend. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the Zoom link information.
 


Sunday, October 31
Jump-Start Your Genealogy Research: Intermediate Workshop  (Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Online Workshop
The presentation will be in two sections. The first, presented by Reneé Carl, JGSGW member and professional genealogist, will provide participants with new ways of approaching research and tools to tackle their brick walls. In the second section, Mary-Jane Roth, JGSGW VP Programs, will address DNA testing ethical issues and the impact of endogamy on your DNA test results. A participant in the Intermediate session should have familiarity with: 
  • Census records 
  • Vital records, such as birth, marriage, & death 
  • Ship manifests 
  • Naturalization records
Intermediate participants should have tested with at least one of the major DNA companies and reviewed at least session 1 of DNA Boot Camp (free on JGSGW website) or attended other DNA lectures.
 
This workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Workshops are free for JGSGW members but advance registration is a must. Space is limited to 15 attendees in this workshop, so register now.
 
An Introductory Genealogy Workshop will be offered Sunday, October 24. Only one reservation per member. Register either for the Introductory or the Intermediate Workshop, not both. Both workshops will be repeated in Spring 2022. All participants will receive handouts for their enrolled level. 
 
To register, please email workshops@jgsgw.org with your name, phone number, and which workshop you would like to attend. Only one reservation per member. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the Zoom link information.



After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
Sunday, November 21
After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Members Only Free Progam
Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research. There will be a handout and the presentation will be recorded.
 
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Notes and Handouts in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) 
 
Speaker:  
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.  He started his own genealogy business called High-Definition Genealogy.  He writes and presents on many genealogy topics and shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com.  He has made over 1000 lecture appearances from 2009 to the present.