Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Previous Programs

Listed below are descriptions of selected programs we held in 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sol Factor

Seeking Kin

Since 1990 Sol Factor has been on a search for his natural mother. He shared the results with us at the meeting.

August 1, 2012

Marlene Englander

What's a girl like me doing in a story like this? My dear Hindalla remembers me.

Marlene spoke about she entered the genealogy world; how, and why, a folder of Yiddish letters evolved into a book and the role the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland played in that transformation; and some surprises she found along the way - from traditional genealogy databases and a trip to Lithuania, to other less known print and online resources.

May 5, 2012

Susan Hyman
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland Commission on Cemetery Preservation's Database Project Update

Using 21st Century Technology To Find Your 19th Century Ancestors –-- Jewish Cleveland’s New Cemetery Database

Ms. Hyman spoke about the new database compiled by the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland's Commission on Cemetery Preservation. A dozen volunteers, some of them from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, spent about six years compiling some 71,000 records of burials in 14 Jewish cemeteries and in Jewish sections at two other cemeteries.