Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Our July meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, July 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.

Dr. Sean Martin

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.

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Our August meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, August 2, 2017
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

How To Use Newspapers To Research Family Stories

Ken Bravo,
Vice-President, IAJGS
and Past President, JGSC

  Ken Bravo

Newspapers contain a wealth of information about our families; not only the usual birth, marriage and death announcements, but, often more importantly, what relatives did in the years in between. Past President Ken Bravo will demonstrate the types of information to be found and then explain how to locate and research newspapers, both large and small, general and Jewish specific, which published in the towns and cities of ancestors.

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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, 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 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Laurel School
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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