See you Sunday morning!
- Sunday, November 18, 2012, 10 a.m.An Introduction to ViewMate -- Gary SandlerNeed help with translations of historical or family documents? Our own Gary Sandler will talk about the award-winning ViewMate program he helped create. The program, found on the www.JewishGen.org website, offers free translations of old passports, postcards, gravestones, official documents and more. Gary has been the programmer for ViewMate and will introduce its features and capabilities. It has helped thousands of people move past brick walls in their family research.Gary has been a computer guy and project planner for over 30 years. His interest in genealogy sprang from his curiosity about whether he was related to the actor Adam Sandler. He says he's been applying his obsessive-compulsive behaviors to researching and documenting his Russian, Lithuanian and Polish roots for over a dozen years. In 2006-07, Gary worked with Steve Morse to create the "Gold Form" one-step tool for searching Ellis Island passenger records.And Time to Pay Dues for 2013Treasurer Bob Wascou says you can bring a check to Sunday's meeting -- membership is $25 and due by January 1. Please make your checks payable to JGSS.Or you can mail your check toJewish Genealogical Society of Sacramentoc/o Albert Einstein Residence Center1935 Wright St # 240Sacramento, CA 95842-1187Please help us support our organization, provide honorariums, purchase new books and materials, and more.
- Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m.Elizabeth Rynecki -- "Chasing Portraits"
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
Elizabeth Rynecki returns to update her quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather which was lost during World War II.Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to 800 paintings and sculptures of the everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community before his life came to a tragic end. It was Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy.Knowing that her family had only found a small portion of Moshe’s art, and that many more pieces remained to be found, Elizabeth set out to find them. Her book, "Chasing Portraits," is the story of her search for the paintings; her documentary film is in post-production.Elizabeth has a blog about her efforts, http://rynecki.org/blog/, and her background includes an M.A. in Rhetoric and Speech Communication from UC Davis.Please join us at the Einstein Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento, next Sunday at 10 a.m.