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  • Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research - Their Importance in  Jewish Genealogy
    Patronymic Naming and Cemetery Research - Their Importance in  Jewish Genealogy
    Feb 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
  • Choosing a Genealogy Software
    Choosing a Genealogy Software
    Sun, Jan 14
    Jan 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Jan 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Chuck Weinstein will walk you through the criteria for selecting software to record and track your software, along with reviews of the features and benefits of the most popular software packages currently on the market.
  • Jewish Genealogical Resources in France: Understanding Your Jewish Family
    Jewish Genealogical Resources in France: Understanding Your Jewish Family
    Sun, Dec 10
    Dec 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Dec 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Americans of French-Jewish ancestry descend from immigrants who came to North America in waves. This presentation will discuss some of the reasons behind emigration and what else you can learn about your French Jewish relatives. There is an extensive and varied collection of material available f
  • Ich Bin Ein Berliner: Re-uniting Five Half-Siblings
    Ich Bin Ein Berliner: Re-uniting Five Half-Siblings
    Sun, Nov 05
    Nov 05, 2023, 1:00 PM – Nov 06, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    Nov 05, 2023, 1:00 PM – Nov 06, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Webinar
  • No, You Don't Really Have 7900 4th Cousins
    No, You Don't Really Have 7900 4th Cousins
    Wed, Oct 18
    Oct 18, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Webinar
    Oct 18, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Webinar
  • U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource
    U.S. Synagogue Records as a Genealogical Resource
    Sun, Sep 03
    Sep 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    Sep 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Researching Institutionalized Family Members at the State Archives
    Researching Institutionalized Family Members at the State Archives
    Sun, Aug 20
    Aug 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Aug 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
  • Stumbling Stones, Commemoration, and Family History
    Stumbling Stones, Commemoration, and Family History
    Sun, Jul 09
    Jul 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    Jul 09, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Mapping Your Family History
    Mapping Your Family History
    Sun, Jun 11
    Jun 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    Jun 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    Create maps with your own data on Google MyMaps. This presentation will teach you how to create a custom map, import location data associated with family history events or source records and then customize the appearance of that data on the map.
  • Using FamilySearch for Jewish Research
    Using FamilySearch for Jewish Research
    Sun, May 21
    May 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – May 22, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – May 22, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Webinar
    Learn how to make the most of the FamilySearch collection, with a special focus on locating Jewish ancestors among the available records.
  • When Henry Silverstein Got Cold: How Terrible Enumerators Help Us Do Better Census Research
    When Henry Silverstein Got Cold: How Terrible Enumerators Help Us Do Better Census Research
    Sun, Apr 16
    Apr 16, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Pittsburgh, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Apr 16, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Pittsburgh, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    On January 2, 1920, Henry Silverstein began his first day as a census enumerator by turning left instead of right. Things went downhill from there, and within days he became so overwhelmed that he resorted to an illegal scheme to finish the job.
  • KAUFMANN'S, The Family That Built Pittsburgh's Famed Department Store with Marylynne Pitz and Laura Malt Schneiderman
    KAUFMANN'S, The Family That Built Pittsburgh's Famed Department Store with Marylynne Pitz and Laura Malt Schneiderman
    Sun, Mar 26
    Mar 26, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Pittsburgh, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Mar 26, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Pittsburgh, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Kaufmann’s Department Store holds a special place in Pittsburgh memory. Kaufmann’s iconic clock, its decorated window displays, its special cultural exhibits, its dynamic promotional offers, and of course its beloved Tic Toc Restaurant, Arcade Bakery, and Vendome boutique.....
  • “Researching Your Roots with LitvakSIG”
    “Researching Your Roots with LitvakSIG”
    Sun, Feb 12
    Feb 12, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Webinar
    Feb 12, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Webinar
    With almost 2.5 million Lithuanian Jewish record translations — mainly censuses and vital records — LitvakSIG’s publicly searchable “All Lithuania Database” provides the primary foundation for Litvak genealogical research. There are also additional sources online for researching your Litvak roots.
  • Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy with Judy Russell
    Share and Share Alike: The Rules of Genealogical Privacy with Judy Russell
    Sun, Jan 29
    Jan 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Jan 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Genealogy by its very nature is collaborative-we need to work together and share information with others, both relatives and non-relatives if we're to succeed in filling out our family trees. But doing family research doesn't mean giving up all semblances of personal privacy, nor is it a license to
  • Hungarian Jewish Family Research with Vivian Kahn
    Hungarian Jewish Family Research with Vivian Kahn
    Sun, Dec 11
    Dec 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Dec 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
  • The Ganze Mishpokhah (the whole family): Jewish Genealogy 101
    The Ganze Mishpokhah (the whole family): Jewish Genealogy 101
    Sun, Nov 13
    Nov 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Nov 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Get on board for a guided tour through your family’s complex history! Learn where to start and how to explore your relatives’ lives. Discover clues about your family in the records they left behind. Train in the best research practices. Track your findings as you go.
  • “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” with Libby Copeland
    “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” with Libby Copeland
    Oct 06, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Webinar
    In this presentation, Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. She will draw on her years of research for her book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are
  • “Finding Relatives in the Forverts (Jewish Daily Forward)” with Michael Morgenstern
    “Finding Relatives in the Forverts (Jewish Daily Forward)” with Michael Morgenstern
    Sep 04, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Webinar
    Founded in 1897, the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) was a leading Yiddish language newspaper in the United States throughout the 20th century. Most of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database.
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