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Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia Meeting

Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia Meeting
May 31 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia Meeting

Learn about your Family History

Gary Palgon,  past president of the JGSG and a popular presenter, will hold a workshop to help us all break through our Brick Walls.

Gary started tracing his family tree in 1980, but began the journey of digging for records in Belarus in 1994. He has worked with a variety of Special Interest Groups with JewishGen and published more than a dozen family tree books.

If you would like to submit a research problem, please send an outline of the problem with information including

  • the question
  • what you already know, and the source of that information
  • resources that you have already checked to look for the answer
  • Send it to JewishGenealogy@JGSG.org
  • Please be considerate of privacy concerns. Any information that you send may be presented publicly at our May 31st Meeting. 

 

Cost: Free 

Where: Access the webinar here at 2:00 PM on May 31st

When: Program at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This webinar will be held on the Zoom platform. By clicking the link you should be able to access the webinar, but if you have any issues here are some useful resources for troubleshooting before the day of the program.

How to join a Webinar in Zoom.

How to use the Webinar chat in Zoom.

How to use the Raise Hand feature to ask a question.

Since 2009, Shapell Manuscript Foundation researchers have unearthed a treasure trove of information on Union and Confederate Jews during the Civil War era, bringing to light a buried record of the Jewish-immigrant experience and American patriotism. The records include detailed military history, photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, diaries and more. The body of research is amassed from hundreds of primary and secondary sources, along with contributions from descendants, historians, and genealogists. The result is the first-ever comprehensive data archive on this topic and, once released, will impact the scholarship on Jews in America in the 19th Century.

Join Shapell Roster Director, Adrienne Usher and Gary Palgon, in an exploration of this digital history project on Sunday, May 31st at 2PM. Adrienne will discuss the project’s history and future, as well as research methodology related specifically to the Confederacy. 

 

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

  


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