Our May meeting will be held on
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
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.”
Schedule of future meetings and events:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
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