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Sunday June 25, 2017
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Mindie Kaplan present “Finding Your Kaplans: How to Research Common Names.”

Looking for "Harry Glassman" in NYC? How do you know that you found the right ship manifest? This session will present case studies of how to research common names in different cities and time periods in the U.S. and how to confirm your findings with traditional methods, as well as new ones such as DNA. You'll walk away with a list of concrete techniques that can help you find that elusive ancestor. Mindie Kaplan has been involved in Jewish genealogy for more than 20 years and has a family tree consisting of more than 3,500 individuals. When printed, her Splaver Family Tree is 197 pages long, including photos, biographies, stories, and references. Her Entes Family Tree is 110 pages. She gave a presentation at the IAJGS conference in 2016 as well as presentations for both the Maryland and Greater Washington Jewish Genealogy Societies, in addition to attending nearly every IAJGS conference since 2003 in Washington, DC.
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News Tidbits

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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