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Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Workshop: Beginners Jewish Genealogy Workshop: Climbing Your Family Tree

Meeting: Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Programs: 1) The Name Remains the Same: Adventures in Finding Sid Caesar’s Grandmother
2) Researching the Man With Many Names

 


Dues renewal invoices for existing members were mailed in July. Dues may now be paid online, via PayPal; click here. Alternatively, checks may be mailed to our P.O. Box. Non-members wishing to join should go to our membership page and may pay via PayPal or check.

MEETINGS

Non-members/visitors are welcome to attend programs and we hope that you will join the society to receive all of the other benefits of membership.

  • Attend 8-10 monthly meetings in locations throughout the metro area (VA, MD and D.C.)
  • Participation in JGSGW workshops, including FREE Beginner's Workshops held twice annually.
  • Members receive a copy of the “JGSGW Membership Directory & Family Finder.”
  • Members-only use of the JGSGW genealogy library.
  • Members receive the JGSGW journal “Mishpacha” four times a year.
  • Discounts on JGSGW publications.
  • Participation in JGSGW trips, tours, and special events.

Meetings are held monthly in locations throughout the area (VA, MD and D.C.)

 

Meeting Calendar        

2014: Dec. 2: Library of Congress, D.C.
Dec. 7: Har Shalom
 
2015:

Jan. 25: B’nai Israel
Feb. 8: Olam Tikvah
Mar. 1: JCC-GW
Mar. 8: B’nai Israel
Apr. 19: Beth El, Alexandria
May 17: Beth Ami
June 7: Potomac Community Center

 

Guest Attendance Policy:  As of January 1, 2014, a non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid.  JGSGW members requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The JGSGW Library will be open by appointment, beginning September 10, 2014. The Library is located in the Chod Media Center, B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville.

NARA held a Virtual Genealogy Fair in October. Click here for details.



 

 
JGSGW members at IAJGS-2014 Conference, Salt Lake City
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SOCIETY NEWS

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Robin Meltzer, VP of Communications, has written an article on Sid Caesar and the name change at Ellis Island - that never happened. Read it here.

The regional conferences page was updated with dates for conferences in Spring 2013. These conferences are annual events, and future conferences are usually held in the same general timeframe.

Many back issues of Mishpacha, our quarterly newsletter, are now available online. See the Mishpacha page for more information.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team of board members, e-mail

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