Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         

Upcoming Programs

We have decided that all remaining programs
in 2021 will be scheduled as virtual meetings.
We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Date

Location

Speaker/Topic

Wednesday,
August 11,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

 

The Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative:
Exposing and Addressing the Historic Injustice of Nazi Looted Artwork

Presented by Jonathan H. Schwartz, Esq.

This discussion will examine the ongoing injustice of unreturned artwork stolen by the Nazis and their collaborators, which has been called the “greatest displacement of art in human history.” As part of the discussion, we will look at legislative efforts to address the problem, the recent Supreme Court decision in Republic of Hungary v Simon which decimated art-recovery efforts in U.S. Courts, and the recent discovery of “smoking gun” government documents exposing the theft of thousands of pieces of still-missing artwork from Jewish communities in Hungary. Importantly, we will discuss how genealogists can help in the effort to reclaim a missing part of Jewish cultural identity.

Jonathan H. Schwartz, Esq.

Jonathan H. Schwartz, an equity partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., represents and advises clients in a variety of high-profile business, commercial, employment, real estate, intellectual property, 1st Amendment, and entertainment legal matters in Michigan, across the United States, and internationally. As co-founder and President of the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan, Jonathan launched the Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative, with the goal of helping inform the public about still-missing artwork looted from Holocaust victims and assisting in recovery efforts. In 2019, Jonathan participated in the discovery and exposure of evidence called “The most important discovery of the decade for Holocaust survivors and Hungarian Jews.” He is the recipient of the 2021 Wetsman Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Wednesday,
September 1,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource
Presented by Robinn Magid

Wednesday,
October 6,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

The What and When of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records
Presented by Marian Smith

Sunday,
November 14,
2021

Session 1: 1:30-2:30 pm
Session 2: 3:00-4:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

2-part program in partnership with the
Case Western Reserve University
Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program

One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
and
Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing
Presented by Steve Morse

Stephen Morse

Session 1: One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years, it has continued to evolve and today includes about 300 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay This presentation will describe the range of tools available and highlights of each.

Session 2: Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing

This lecture presents a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained. It also shows how to obtain records in spite of name misspelling and how to avoid accepting wrong information.


Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies. In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 40 years ago.

NOTE: This program will be free for members of
Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
There will be a charge of $5.00 for each session for other attendees.

Registration will be managed online by Case Western Reserve University-Siegal Lifelong Learning.
To register for Session 1, Click here.
To register for Session 2, Click here.
To attend both sessions, please click both of the links, then click the "Checkout" link and follow the instructions that will appear.

You may also register by phone at 216-368-2090 or 216-368-2091

Wednesday,
December 1,
2021
7:00 pm

Web Based
Presentation

Annual Meeting and Election of 2022 Officers and Directors

Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify Unnamed Ancestors for Genealogical Research
Presented by Scott Genzer