Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

 

Our October meeting will be held on
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Dr. David Kendall

When Descendants Become Ancestors:
The Flip Side Of Genealogy

Dr. David Kendall

How often have you regretted your failure to engage the elder generations of your family for information about their memories?

Cemetery stones show only that those buried there once existed in time and place, but show nothing about the lives that were lived, and from which we could learnóif only those ancestors had shared some of their wisdom. Sharing lives and stories is the essence of existence; itís what makes life meaningful; itís what connects us; Itís how we learn from one another. We will all be ancestors some day and we are all wiser than we think. Dr. Kendall will share some of his stories with the audience and show why such stories should be preserved for future generations and the obstacles that must be overcome in doing so.

Dr. Kendall, will share how our own life experiences are genealogical sources to record and preserve for future use. In his book, Dr. Kendall notes: ďAs we research our own ancestors and mourn the lack of information available to us, we forget that we are the future ancestors of our descendants. And if we donít leave to them the kinds of information about our lives that we crave to know about our own forefathers, then we are merely perpetuating the problem."

David Kendall, Ph.D. was raised in a small tourist village in northern New York, where he has returned in retirement. He spent thirty years educating professional counselors, amid studies in history, genealogy, and gerontology. His book, When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy, will be available at the meeting.


Our November meeting will be held on
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
at 7:30 PM in the
Miller Board Room at Menorah Park

Grant Gochin Ė activist on behalf of Lithuanian Jewry and
author of Malice, Murder and Manipulation: One Manís Quest for Truth

A Genealogical Journey to Heritage Citizenship in Lithuania

Co-sponsored by the Kol Israel Foundation

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November 2016 Flier
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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:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:30 PM at Menorah Park
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM at Park Synagogue East
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 1:30 PM at Park Synagogue East
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 1:30 PM at Park Synagogue East
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:30 PM at Park Synagogue East