Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

         
 

What's NEW

NEW: The  recording of the September 7 webinar, Secrets, Lies, and Families … Let’s Talk! which was presnted by Julie Klam and Diane Cole is now available for download by members. Click Here.


NEW: The September Research Tip is now available for download by members. Click Here.


The CJN Obituary Database has been updated and now contains data on almost 35,000 obituaries published from October 30, 1964 through the end of December, 2021. 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, October 12, 2022 - starting at 7:00 pm (EDT)

 
 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:00 pm EDT

Get Ready for Veterans Day:
Tips and Tools to Explore Military History and Make Family Connections
Presented by Ben Kempner,
Vice President - JGS of Southern Nevada

Discover how to use a variety of websites to learn more about your military ancestors at low or no cost. Sites like Fold3, Ancestry, FamilySearch, and JewishGen will reveal military documents including draft registrations, enlistment records, transport lists, military registers, and separation documents. We will discuss how to find your military ancestor's unit, what they did, and where they did it. We will also weave in a case study of the highest-ranking Jewish general from WWII, Maurice Rose. What better way to honor and thank our ancestors for their military service!

Ben Kempner

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.

Registration requests must be submitted by noon on the day of the program.

Click here for more information.

 
 

Future programs

Except for November, the monthly programs currently planned through the rest of 2022 will be scheduled to be on Zoom.
The programs will be available to non-members at no cost,
but space is limited, and priority will be given to members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
Advance Registration is required for each program and must be requested by noon on the day of the program.

Our annual joint program with the Case Western Reserve University - Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program (CWRU), on Sunday afternoon November 13, will be a live presentation held at the Siegal Lifelong Learning facility in Beachwood, Ohio.

Registration will be managed by CWRU and will be free for members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and/or the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. Others wishing to attend will be charged a small fee.

 
 

Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2022
1:30 - 4:00 pm
at the
Landmark Centre Building
25700 Science Park Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122

Click here to see a map showing the location


Exploring DNA Testing for Genealogy Research

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

200,000 MATCHES! HELP!
and
Online DNA Tools and your Brick Walls

Presented by Gil Bardige
Genetic Genealogist

Gil Bardige

1:30-2:30 pm - Session 1 - 200,000 MATCHES! HELP!

Genetic testing can be a powerful tool for genealogical research. DNA results can generate clues that can help people confirm or deny relationships. But DNA results can also be confusing and frustrating. In this presentation, Gil Bardige will share proven methodologies to help you prioritize your top 50 matches so that you can have the highest probability of finding a common relative on a family tree, and provide you with actionable processes that you can really use in your genealogy research.

2:30-3:00 pm - Break

3:00-4:00 pm - Session 2 - Online DNA Tools and your Brick Walls

Do you have endogamy in your family tree? You are probably wondering what the best online tools are to use in your family history research. Gil Bardige will discuss strategies and challenges when using popular 3rd party tools in such cases. He will demonstrate how to use – or not use – different online tools, including Ethnicity, Shared Matches, Clusters, WATO (What are the Odds) and SCMP (shared centimorgan project). After this lecture, you will find yourself more productive and effective in applying your DNA matches to your genealogy.

Click here for more information.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS BEING HANDLED BY
The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University
There is no cost for this program for members of Lifelong Learning
nor for members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
The cost for non-members is $10.00.
Register Here

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

 
 

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