Sunday, January 27, 2019

Research Help and Registration: 1:00PM-1:30PM

Lecture: 1:30PM

Location: Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Speaker: Lara Diamond, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Lara Diamond is President of JGSMD and has been researching her family for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads JewishGen’s Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board, and also runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

Topic: DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research
In this session, Lara Diamond will share insights on how to use genetic testing for genealogical research citing various types of tests available (including autosomal, yDNA and mtDNA). She will explain the types of genealogical questions each test can help answer, how each company presents results, the strategies for transferring results from one company to another, and how to benefit from each.

Admission is free for members.  Non-members are charged $5.00.


What’s New On Our Site!

Rabbi Shalom Bronstein’s reflections of Congregation Beth Am Israel during the 1940’s to the 1960’s can be found under the menu item “Resources”.The synagogue was originally located in SW Philadelphia.  In 1973, the congregation moved to Penn Valley.

W. Todd Knowles’ Power Point Presentation on “Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research” can be found by going to the menu item “Archives” and clicking the “Meeting Summaries and Handouts” button.

Check out “An Ongoing History of Beth Emeth-B,nai Yitzhok Congegation” by Al Feldman. The synagogue was located in NE Philadelphia.  You can find this document under the menu item “Resources”


For information on the JGSGP Library at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP)Click here

To directly access a list of our holdings at the library, Click here.


“Genealogy on the Road”

Fred Blum, our President will give a lecture ” How to Locate Individuals Through Genealogy” on February 13, 2019 at Lower Merion Synagogue.  On March 13, 2019 he will present the lecture at Gratz College.





















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