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Past Programs

Current Programs

Non-members/Visitors are welcome to attend programs for a $5.00 fee. If a guest joins the Society the fee will be applied toward the membership dues. Programs generally start at 1:30 PM - see exact time for each meeting, below. Doors open a half-hour earlier. Meetings start with JGSGW business, introductions of new members, and then the guest speaker.

Workshops are open to JGSGW members only. Non-members may join on the day of the workshop unless advance registration is required.

Sunday, September 11, 2016: B'nai Israel, Rockville, MD
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Sunday, April 2. 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017


 Inclement weather policy: if the synagogue
 (or other venue) is closed, our meeting will not be held.


September Sunday, September 11, 2016
Workshop: Ron Arons: Finding Living People on the Internet
Time: 11:00 AM
  This talk will discuss the many categories of websites that can be used to track down or discover living relatives, including: professions, people directories, court records, government records, “aggregation” websites, and, of course, social networking websites. Using these websites synergistically can provide even better search results.

The workshop is free to members of JGSGW. Nonmembers may join JGSGW in advance of the workshop and participate in the workshop if space is available. No preregistration is required.
What's in a Name? Trouble!
Fanaroff Hall, B’nai Israel, Rockville
1:00 PM      Schmoose and Mavens Table
1:30 PM      Meeting and Program
Speaker: Ron Arons (bio)
Ron will use the Genealogical Proof Standard to show how identities can be merged and separated.  In this example, five individuals, all with the same name, all born in the same general timeframe, and all living in the same place where one of the individuals lived or claimed to live, all found trouble, either in business or with women.  Is this possible?  If so, how?  It defies probability and statistics.  A fun set of stories about multiple unrelated men who just happened to share the same name and fate (trouble).



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