Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Our May meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

NE Ohio Jews and the Civil War

Peter Haas,
Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies Emeritus
Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University

Professor Peter Haas

Professor Peter Haas will share his recent research on the role of Jews from Northeast Ohio in the Civil War at the Wednesday, May 3rd meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.

During the Civil War, Jews participated in the War as part of the communities in which they lived and worked, and were similarly affected by its various aftermaths. Jews were drafted into, or volunteered for, Ohio infantry units, fought in numerous battles, were wounded or killed along with their gentile neighbors, and occasionally even rose to high ranks. In contrast to Europe, the American Civil War showed that Jews here were facing an unprecedented level of social, political and economic openness.

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Our June meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Make the Most of Family Search.org

Betty Franklin
Westlake Family History Center

  Betty Franklin

Betty Franklin, a volunteer at the Westlake Family History Center will share how to use this free site for Jewish heritage research.

FamilySearch is an ever-growing site that aims to remain accessible to all. It provides records from around the world. Ms. Franklin will discuss the help center, wiki, the learning center, research strategies, and finding original records online or through microfilms. Betty Franklin’s background in family history extends over 20 years. She has been able to trace relatives to 1600 and notes, “It is so great to see pedigree sheets grow as people discover remarkable ancestors who overcame obstacles. We are a part of all who went before and can influence for good those who follow.”


Between December and March,
our meetings will
normally be held on the
first Sunday afternoon
of each month at 1:30 PM
in the Men's Club Lounge
at
Park Synagogue East
27500 Shaker Blvd
Pepper Pike

Between April and November,
our meetings are
normally held on the
first Wednesday evening
of each month at 7:30 PM
in the Miller Board Room
at
Menorah Park
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood


Schedule of future meetings and events:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Lineage Society Luncheon
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
July 23-28, 2017 - IAJGS Conference in Orlando, FL
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM (Location TBA)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:30 PM at Park Synagogue East

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