Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

 A recording of the September webinar, "Getting the Most out of Family Tree Maker®" can now be viewed by members. Click Here.

The September Research Tip can now be downloaded by members.

At the present time, all programs will be scheduled as virtual meetings.
We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Our Next Virtual program
will be on
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:00 pm

Why you should examine original records, and how to find them
Presented by Russ Maurer

As an experienced researcher, volunteer translator, and Coordinator for Records Acquisition & Translation for LitvakSIG, our speaker is all too familiar with the ways that a translated record may not fully or accurately reflect the original. In this talk he will show you what you might be missing if you don't examine original records. He will also offer some tips for locating online records if they are not directly linked to an index.

In addition to his other activities, Russ is a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and serves as a member of the Board and Research Chair.

Russ Maurer

This program will be free and open to the public, but space may be limited.
Priority will be given to members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
We will be using the Zoom app, so you may watch, listen and participate from the comfort of your own home.

Preregistration is required, and must be requested by NOON on October 7th.

To preregister, send an email message with your Name, Email address, current location, and Zip Code, by clicking here:

After you register, you will receive an email reply acknowledging receipt of your message. Once we have established the details for joining the meeting, we will forward those details, including a link and passcode to each registrant.

If you have any problems registering for the program, please contact:

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Future Virtual programs

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 1:30 pm

Why Cleveland? Finding Answers in the Industrial Removal Office Records
Presented by Renée K. Carl
Co-sponsored by Siegel Lifelong Learning of CWRU

Click here for more information.

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:30 pm

Annual Meeting
Board Election
Music for the Khasene: Traditional East European Jewish Wedding Music of our ancestors"
Preseented by Steven Greenman

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