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  • SusanneLevitsky@aol.com
    Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento www.jgss.org Back on our Monday night schedule: Finding Your Family in 18th Century Eastern European Records Monday,
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 12, 2006
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      Jewish Genealogical Society

      of Sacramento

       

      www.jgss.org

       

       

      Back on our Monday night schedule:  

       

      Finding Your Family in 18th Century Eastern European Records

      Monday, April 17, 7 p.m.

      Albert Einstein Residence Center

       

      Eighty percent of those alive today have ancestors who lived in the Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth.  David and Sonia Hoffman will be up from Los Angeles to talk about their work translating and analyzing thousands of pages of census-tax records from the late 18th century, for areas which are now in Lithuania, Belarus and parts of Poland.  During this time Jews enjoyed a large degree of self-government and economic security.  Learn what's in these records and how you might learn more about specific communities and families, even though there were not yet surnames.

       

      Dr. David B. Hoffman is president of the Jewish Family History  Foundation and co-founded and is the past president of the Litvak SIG.  Sonia Hoffman is president of the of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and coordinates the Grand Duchy Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation.  The two have published numerous articles in genealogy publications and spoken at many conferences. 

       

      See you Monday evening!

       

    • SusanneLevitsky@aol.com
      Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento The First Steps -- Beginning Your Family Tree Research Monday, October 15, 2007, 7 p.m. 1935 Wright Street,
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 10, 2007
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         Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento

        The First Steps -- Beginning Your Family Tree Research

        Monday, October 15, 2007, 7 p.m.

        1935 Wright Street, Sacramento

         

        Many people would like to learn more about their family tree but are frankly stumped on how to get started.  If that describes you, this meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento will be a great first step.

         

        Sacramento genealogist and popular lecturer Pam Dallas will present tips on

        beginning your initial efforts and how to proceed from there.

         

        All are welcome to join with the Sacramento JGS for Pam Dallas' presentation Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m.  You'll also have  a chance to take a look at the JGSS'  growing library of books covering many countries and topics.  The meeting will be held at the Albert Einstein Residence Center , 1935 Wright Street , Sacramento .  For more information about the JGSS, visit www.jgss.org, e-mail the JGSS at jgs_sacramento@... or leave a message at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.

         

         

        Sutro Library Bus Trip:

         

        The Genealogy Association of Sacramento Bus trip to Sutro Library in San
        Francisco is on the 24th of this month.  To reserve a seat please contact:
        Sharon Bias (916) 481-4413, or e-mail  Sgbelverta@...

        Pick-up at:

        1. Florin :  Massi Court (across from Highway Patrol)    7 am
        2. Arden :  Double Tree Hotel corner of Arden Way & Point West Way (park on
        street) 7:15 am
        3. West Sacramento : Jefferson & Merkley parking lot LaBou   7:30am

        Inquire about a Davis pick-up spot as well.

         





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      • SusanneLevitsky@aol.com
        Come hear a presentation on the science of names by Dr. Donald MacRae Monday, August 11 at 7 p.m at the Einstein Residence Center. Dr. MacRae will include a
        Message 3 of 3 , Aug 9, 2008
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          Come hear a presentation on the science of names by Dr. Donald MacRae Monday, August 11 at 7 p.m at the Einstein Residence Center.  Dr. MacRae will include a segment on Sephardic names.
           
          A native of Scotland, Dr. MacRae has a Ph.D. in etymology from the University of Edinburgh, where he spends six months each year as a visiting lecturer.  He resides in Sacramento the remainder of the year.
           
          A student of heraldry while a boy, Dr. MacRae assisted the Scottish court in confirming genealogy for grants and arms, using both family and clan histories.  He has written several books on the science of names.
           
          Please join us Monday evening for this special program.
           
           




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