Meeting Summaries and Handouts


March: Linda Cantor, Co-Chair, 26th IAJGS Conference Topic: New York City Research and Introduction to 2006 NYC Conference
April:  Megan Smolenyak , A Laymans Guide to Using DNA to Further Your Research Author; Topic: Trace Your Roots with DNA  
May: Mark Halpern, Board Member, Jewish Records Indexing – Poland Topic: JRI-Poland, the Records and More
June: Don Davis, Chief Archivist, Philadelphia Jewish Archive Center; Topic: PJAC’s New Home — Facilities and Resources for Genealogists
July: JGSGP Members Genealogy in the Round*
September: JGSGP Members Feedback from the 26th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
October: Peter Lande, Dedicated Volunteer at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Topic: Schmul and Rebeka: Did they really die in the Holocaust? Old, New and Future Sources of Information
November: Ron Arons, Author, The Jews of Sing Topic: The Internet Beyond JewishGen and Steve Morse’s Website
December: Michael Goldstein, Jerusalem Based Genealogical Researcher Topic: Do You Have Family in Israel. Now Let’s Find Them


February: JGSGP Members Genealogy in the Round*
March: Fred Blum; Co-President, JGSGP; Diane Cowan, Confidential Investigative Services Inc. Topic:  Secrets of Finding People
April: Steve Morse,  Recipient of 2006 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award What Color Ellis Island Search Form Should I Use? and Creator of One-Step Webpages, Topic: Jewish Calendar Demystified
May: Harry Boonin, Founding President of JGSGP; Topic: The Historical Jewish Newspapers of Philadelphia 
June: Rabbi Lance Sussman, Senior Rabbi, Keneseth Israel; Topic:  A Jewish Historian’s View of Jewish Genealogy
September: JGSGP Members Feedback from the 27th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake City
October: JGSGP Members Genealogy in the Round*
November: Bennett Greenspan, Founder & CEO, Family Tree DNA; Topic:  Jewish Genealogy and the Current State of DNA Research                                                         December: Dr. Arthur Kiron, Curator of Judaica, University of Pennsylvania Library Topic: American Genizah Project


January:  David Brill, RIG Coordinator  Topic: Routes out of Russia                  February: Karen Franklin, Director, Family Research Program, Leo Baeck Institute; Topic: The Plaut Family: Tracing the Legacy 
March: Jon Entine, Author and Documentary Producer Abraham’s Children: Topic: Race, Identity,and the DNA of the Chosen People
April: Harry Boonin, Author and JGSGP Founding President; Topic: The Life and Times of Congregation Kesher Israel
May: Beth Wenger, Director of Jewish Studies Programs at University of Pennsylvania Topic: The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America
June: Beau Sharbrough, VP Content for; Topic:  Jewish Research on*
September: JGSGP Members Recap of Chicago IAJGS Conference & Preview of 2009 Conference in Philadelphia
October: Suzan Wynne, Author of The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918 Topic:The Lives of our Galician Ancestors
November: JGSGP Members A Hands-on Workshop of Genealogy Software*
December: Syd Mandelbaum, Founder DNA Shoah Project, Topic: DNA Shoah Project*


December: Dr. Theodore Schurr, Univ. of PA, Dept. of Anthropology; Director of National Geographic Genographic Project; Topic: What DNA tells us about the Jewish Diaspora. Meeting Summary    DNA Slides

Handouts and Power Point Presentations


November: W. Todd Knowles, Power Point Presentation: Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research

September: Genealogical Resources in the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection

January: Hadassah Lipsius, “Researching Your Warszawa Family Roots

February: Rhoda Miller, “Topic: Evidence Analysis: Which is the Right Record”?


November:  Alan E. Jordan, “Probate Records: Wills and Estates, Why to Search and How to Search”  

Joel Spector “Growth of the Russian Jewish Population From Early Historical Data Through the 1897 Census”  

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