Our next meeting will be on Sunday August 24, 2014, at 1:30PM at the Pikesville Library.
Throughout the past year, weíve featured entertaining and informative presentations by speakers, but now itís time for our group members to take a turn. Please join us at the meeting and bring something to share!
Part 1: Show-and-Tell!
All of our members are invited to bring something related to their own family history or research to share with the group. Perhaps youíve inherited your grandmotherís candlesticks or Seder plate. Maybe your grandfatherís tallis was passed down to you. Or possibly you have a portrait of an ancestor or a snapshot taken long ago at a family gathering. Even if you donít possess any keepsakes from your ancestors, you may be able to show us a printout of their Ellis Island passenger manifest or a picture of the shtetl in which they lived. Please bring your item to show to the group (of course, donít bring anything thatís extremely valuable or fragile), and tell us a little bit about the person it belonged to or how you received or discovered it. In addition, if youíve joined us on our group trip to New York City or attended the 2014 IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City, please tell us about your experiences and finds.
Part 2: Translations
If you would like a translation of a short passage written in a foreign language, our group members may be able to help. Please bring the original document (or, preferably, a photocopy) to the meeting. Weíre also asking members with expertise in a foreign language to volunteer their help in translating. We will have some language dictionaries and translation aids available, but please feel free to bring your own. If you plan to bring an item for translation, or if you wish to volunteer as a translator, please contact Susan Steeble in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org), so that we can anticipate how many persons wish to be involved in this project and which languages we need to cover. This is an ongoing project, so translations can be done ďon the spotĒ at the meeting (as time permits) or with follow-up by email.
JGS Maryland has many volunteer opportunities available! If you're interested
in getting involved behind the scenes, please be sure to let us know!