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Sunday June 22, 2014
Save the date for our next meeting!
Sunday June 22, 2014, 1:00-3:30PM

Our next meeting will be on Sunday June 22, 2014, at 1PM at the Park Heights JCC.

Our speaker will be Lauren Shulsky Orenstein of KinFinderNYC. There will be a trip scheduled for later in the summer to NYC to take advantage of some of New York's resources, with Ms. Orenstein's guidance.

"Looking Beyond the Basic Records"--Take a journey through two family's histories to discover the genealogical resources available beyond the Federal Census and Vital Records. Learn how archives such as probate, property, newspapers and landsmenschaften can expand your research and offer a better understanding of the lives your ancestors lived.

Lauren Shulsky Orenstein has been researching family histories for more than 20 years, dating back to a time when finding a census entry was an arduous process involving city directories and endless scrolling through microfilm. She is comfortable in archives of every size and type, including libraries, tax departments, surrogate's and civil courthouses, universities and cemeteries. She works to venture outside the "usual" research venues to succeed. Her work in genealogy is, in many ways, an extension of her academic work in archaeology, making her uniquely qualified to dig through records, new and old, to find the information needed.

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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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