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The 'Lost Shtetl' Project Talk 12 September 2016

Sergey Kanovich Presents

The 'Lost Shtetl' Project at The Central Synagogue, London W1W 6NW

Lost Shtetl” is a unique Lithuanian Jewish Culture and Heritage project carried out by the NGO, Šeduva Jewish Memorial Fund – www.lostshtetl.com

The key elements of the project are:

The restoration of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Šeduva

The dedication of three monuments at the town’s mass murder sites

A monument in the center for the Jews of Šeduva

The Šeduva Jewish Museum, “Lost Shtetl”

A historical monograph of Šeduva Jews

The documentary by Saulius Beržinis, Petrified Time

The project is unique on a European scale and is already included in the prestigious list of European memorial sites compiled by the Berlin Holocaust Memorial Information Center.

Monday 12 September 2016, 7:30 pm

£5

Central Synagogue, 36-40 Hallam Street, London W1W 6NW

Book via Central Synagogue Office: 020 7580 1355

bookings@centralsynagogue.org.uk / www.centralsynagogue.org.uk

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JGSGB New Shopping Website

JGSGB Jewish Ancestors? Guides and Other Books are now available to buy from the New JGSGB Shopping Website.

Visit the Bookshop to order your copy of the latest edition of the JGSGB Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia & Estonia by Arlene Beare. The Guide is available as both a printed book and as a downloadable file, complete with clickable links to many, many websites.

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Seattle 2016 - 36th International Jewish Genealogy Conference

 

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Federation Burial Records - Edmonton and Rainham

Federation New Logo August 2015 JGSGB Logo


Federation of Synagogues Burial Records on JGSGB Website

JGSGB and JCR-UK have been working with the Federation of Synagogues to make available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham cemeteries. The full details of how to access the burial records and what information they provide can now to be found by clicking HERE. Latest News: The records on JCR-UK have now been updated, and a number of corrections made, and include all burials to 24 June 2016.

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Upcoming Events in JGSGB

August, September and October 2016 Events and Meetings in JGSGB

As well as our Annual Conferences in London and in Manchester we run dozens of other events each year, providing members and non-members with information and the knowledge to pursue their family history research. The following events will run over the coming weeks:

AUGUST 2016

Wednesday 10 August 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library.  

Sunday 14 August 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library.

Sunday 14 August 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Anglo Jewish SIG Meeting - Sue Woolf - Guest Speaker "Shoemaker's Row to Palace Green - the Joshuas", 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Doreen Berger.

Wednesday 17 August 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Sunday 4 September 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. German Special Interest Group Meeting, Edgware, Middlesex - contact Jeanette Rosenberg 

Thursday 15 September 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Education Webinar on "Making the Most Out of Visiting Archives", Jeanette Rosenberg.

Sunday 18 September 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. North Herts Group, St Albans Masorti Synagogue, 9, The Dencora Centre, Campfield Road, St Albans AL1 5HN - Jeanette Rosenberg an Illustrated Talk on German and UK Jewish Genealogy - contact Norman King

Sunday 18 September time to be confirmed - Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP - – “From Leylands to Leeds 17” Diane Saunders/Philippa Lester  - contact Manchester Genealogy

Tuesday 20 September, 7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m., Chilterns & Home Counties Group, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, 18 Oaklands Gate, Northwood, Greater London HA6 3AA – contact Stan Rose.

Sunday 25 September 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library

OCTOBER 2016

Sunday 9 October 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library.

Sunday 9 October 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. IAJGS 35th International Conference Debrief by Mark Nicholls and Jeanette Rosenberg, Learn about what happens at an International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, complete with recordings of talks on many different aspects of Jewish Genealogy - 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Raymond Montanjees

Wednesday 26 October 10.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Library Session, 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU - contact Library.  

Thursday 27 October 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Education Webinar on "Using UK Newspapers for Jewish Genealogy", Jeanette Rosenberg.

Sunday 30 October time to be confirmed - Manchester Regional Group, Meade Hill Synagogue Hall, 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP - Subject to be confirmed  - contact Manchester Genealogy

Sunday 30 October ALL DAY. JGSGB Annual London Conference - See Programme for Full Details - Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

All events are participative and offer the chance to ask the questions that you need answering.  Full details and the contacts for each event are available in the JGSGB Current Programme.

There is normally as small charge for non-members for ordinary meeting, which is deductable from membership fee.  We look forward to welcoming new people to all of our open meetings.  JGSGB conferences require a registration fee for members and non-members alike.

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Specialist and Local/Regional Groups

If you are already a member you will most likely have attended meetings of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Regional Groups (RGs) where you know they are always happy to see new faces.  These meetings are free to members with a nominal charge to visitors offset against membership if you join at the meeting.

If you are not already a member and have accessed this website then you are already displaying an interest in family history, so what are you waiting for?

At the meetings we generally have a speaker or hold one of our very popular workshops where bricks walls are often broken down.  It has been known for attendees to find others researching the same family name or ancestral town, or even for long lost cousins to be reunited.

After a recent Dutch & Sephardi SIG meeting, this is what one attendee posted on the JGSGB Facebook Group Page:

"great meeting yesterday of jsgbs- dutch and sephardi group -we shared many wonderful stories -many of which should be televised -they are so moving-it is a year since I joined society best decision ever-worth every penny and a great 2 way commitment- learn and teach-mutual help"

For further information please click on a group below or contact the SIG & Regional Group Co-ordinator.

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Anglo Jewish

Dutch & Sephardi

Eastern European

German

 REGIONAL GROUPS 

Chilterns & Home Counties

East of London

Leeds

Manchester

Midlands

North Herts

South East Essex     

South West London

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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Registered Charity Number 1022738
(page updated 31 August 2016)

 
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
- JGSGB - was founded in 1992 for beginners and experienced researchers to:

  • Help one another to learn and discover more about genealogy 
  • Encourage genealogical research
  • Promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources
  • Share information amongst members

To find out more details of what we offer click here

Full details of JGSGB's programme of events can be found here

To join JGSGB click here

Bristol Gabbai Book

A page from the Bristol Hebrew Congregation 

Gabbai Book

JGSGB has the privilege to announce the transcription of a Gabbai Book from the Bristol Hebrew Congregation dated to the mid-19th Century. More information about the book can be found under the Resource menu item Bristol Gabbai Book Information

The full transcription of the book is in the Members' Area of the website along with short biographies of prominent members of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation.

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