Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         
 

What's NEW

The June Research Tip is now available for download by members. Click Here.


The Winter 2021 - Spring 2022 double issue of the Kol is now available for download by members. Click Here.


NEW: A Recording of the June webinar, "Give Us Our Name: Genealogy and American Jewish Religion" which was Presented by Rachel B. Gross is now available for viewing by members, along with a copy of the slides, and a copy of the Chat Log which can be downloaded. Click Here.

A Recording of the May webinar, "The World in Crisis: Jews, Ukrainians, and History" which was Presented by Dr. Sean Martin is also available for viewing by members, along with a handout, a copy of the slides, and a copy of the Chat Log which can be downloaded. Click Here.


Minutes of the January 6 Board Meeting, and the January through April monthly meetings and Webinars are now available for download by members. Click Here.


The 2022 edition of our Membership Directory is available for download by members. Please download a copy, and check your entry to verify the information is correct and complete.
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Our Next Virtual meeting and webinar
will be on
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - starting at 7:00 pm (EST)

 
 

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
Meeting and Webinar

"Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research - Their Importance in Jewish Genealogy"
Presented by Nolan Altman

Headstone inscriptions provide one of the most important tools for those researching their Jewish genealogical history, patronymic naming. This presentation will familiarize the attendees with the evolution of family surnames and the practice of patronymic naming. Recognizing the components of patronymic naming, participants will learn how to take advantage of these clues to link their family through generations. Nolan will go through an actual case study using headstone inscriptions and will show participants online resources to help find headstone information worldwide.

Nolan Altman

The next part of the presentation will show examples of headstones and what you’ll find if you take a trip to the cemetery. Nolan will explain the meaning of symbols that you will find on stones so you can understand the inscriptions even if you can’t read Hebrew. He will also show many examples of inscription trends, some odd inscriptions, and errors in inscriptions … even well-known ones. With a presentation on cemetery records, you wouldn’t expect to leave laughing, but he guarantees you will.

 

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 the rest of 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, August 3, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
Caring for Your Family Treasures
Presented by Holly Witchey

Holly Witchey, ICA-Art Conservation’s Director of Education and Outreach, will host an online pop-up museum and deliver a presentation on the care and handling of family treasures. Join us for an evening of discussion on how to handle, care for, and eventually pass on your family treasures. Attendees are q encouraged to have a small object, photograph, document or item that is meaningful to share with others following the presentation.

Holly Witchey
Things that you have
had for a long time
Things that have
special meaning
Things that you would not
or could not replace
if you lost them

Click here for more information.

IAJGS2022 logo

Sunday, August 21, 2022 through Thursday, August 25, 2022
42nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

This year's conference will again be held virtually.

For information about the conference, visit the conference website at IAJGS2022.ORG

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
To Be Announced

Wednesday, October 4, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
To Be Announced

November, 2022
Date, Time, and Program To Be Announced

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
Annual Meeting
Program To Be Announced

 
 

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