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Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Sunday October 30, 2016
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, for our next program, “A Trip to Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!” presented by Dick Goldman.

Dick will share his perspective on the trip that he and his children recently took to visit ancestral homes in Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus. Before leaving, he carefully reviewed his 60 years of genealogical research to confirm the towns to be seen, the ancestors who lived there, and the three centuries of history his forebears experienced. When he got there, what he discovered was not only unexpected but, in one case, literally beyond belief! It called into question decades of research. What he learned provides a valuable lesson for each of us, regardless of our family origins. At this program, you will see remnants of our Jewish past and views of contemporary Eastern Europe, and you’ll hear how an experienced genealogist could be so wrong about so many things—and for so long. Dick will also discuss how you can plan a similar trip, possibly connected with the IAJGS Conference being held in Warsaw in 2018.

Dick Goldman currently serves as Vice President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and has twice been its President. He is adjunct faculty at CCBC, teaching courses in genealogy, and was a presenter at the IAJGS conference in Seattle this summer. He lectures frequently on genealogical topics.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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