Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         
 

What's NEW

NEW:The November Research Tip and all the previous Tips are now available for download by members. Click Here.


NEW: A Recording of the December webinar, "Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify Unnamed Ancestors for Genealogical Research" is now available for viewing by members, along with  four handouts provided by the speaker which can be downloaded.. Click Here.


NEW: The Autumn 2021 edition of the KOL newsletter is now available for download by members. Click Here.

 
 

The JGSC Membership Drive for 2022 is underway

It’s that time again! Our Membership Drive for 2022 is officially underway and will continue through January.

New members, and existing members whose information has changed, should submit a copy of our membership form with their payment.
You can find a membership form at https://jgscleveland.org/images/pdfs/Membershipform.pdf

To pay, online, using PayPal, Existing members should renew by clicking here: https://jgscleveland.org/renew.asp , while others may join by clicking here: https://jgscleveland.org/join.asp. Select a membership level, click on the button, and follow the instructions from PayPal. You do not need an account with PayPal, and can pay by using a credit card or by a withdrawal from a bank account.

To pay by check, send your payment to:

Linda Schoenberg, Treasurer
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
c/o Menorah Park
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Either way, just make sure your payment arrives by Wednesday, February 9, 2022, since members that do not renew their membership by then will have their access to the files and recordings in the "Member Resources" area of our website suspended.

An annual individual membership is $25; an annual family membership is $35;
an annual sustaining membership for either an individual or a family is $60;
and an endorsing membership for either an individual or a family is $120.

 
 

Our Next Virtual meeting and webinar
will be on
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - starting at 7:00 pm

 
 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00 EST
Meeting and Webinar

"The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing"
Presented by Libby Copeland

The presentation will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on Libby Copeland’s years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

Libby Copeland

 

To register for this program:

  • JGSC Members: Please click on the following link: rsvp@JGSCleveland.org
  • JGSC Non-members: Please click on the following link: rsvp@JGSCleveland.org and
    provide your full name, email address, and complete mailing address.

Requests must be submitted by noon on the day of the program.

Click here for more information.

 
 

Future programs

Programs through June 2022 are currently scheduled to be conducted on Zoom and will be available at no cost to non-members, but space is limited.
Priority will be given to members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
Advance Registration will be required and requests must be submitted by noon on the day of the program.

 
 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
7:00 pm EST
Meeting and Webinar

"Out of the Whirlwind: Finding the Family You Lost in the HolocaustOut of the Whirlwind: Finding the Family You Lost in the Holocaust"
Presented by Deborah H. Long

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long reviews the best (as well as some of the obscure) resources and methods for determining the fate of those involved in the Holocaust, including survivors and victims. Deborah will use examples from her own research to demonstrate the documents and artifacts she discovered.

Deborah H. Long

Click here for more information.

 
 

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