Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

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.”


Our July meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, Jul y 12, 2017
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

NOTE that the meeting will be on the 2ND Wednesday in July.

Soviet Jewry Oral History Project.

Sean Martin, Ph.D.,
Associate Curator for Jewish History,
Western Reserve Historical Society.

Cleveland's Jewish community played an active role helping Soviet Jews emigrate from the Soviet Union and resettle in the United States, and especially in Cleveland, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Approximately 12,000 Soviet Jews came to Cleveland during these years. The recently completed the Soviet Jewish Oral History Collection documents the experiences of 81 of these immigrants. Dr. Sean Martin will discuss how WRHS worked with the local community on this project and share what he has learned about oral histories and the Soviet Jewish immigrants in Northeast Ohio.


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, June 7, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
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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