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Sunday July 24, 2016
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance), Pikesville, for our next program, "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove" presented by Israel Pickholtz.

What do you do when the hard proofs just aren’t there, but you are as sure as you can be what they would show if you could find them? If you fold your hands and wait, you may never get anywhere with your research, but if you accept your suppositions as fact, they may never be questioned again – not by you and certainly not by your research heirs. This presentation will use examples from the east Galician single-surname Pikholz Project to consider when what you know is beyond a reasonable doubt and if that is indeed good enough.

Israel Pickholtz, a native of Pittsburgh, made aliyah in 1973 from Chicago and now lives in Jerusalem.

He has done serious family research for nearly twenty years. His flagship work is the Pikholz Project, a single-surname project to identify and reconnect all Pikholz descendants.

Alongside his work as a professional genealogist, taking clients in Israel and abroad, he became heavily involved in genetic genealogy in 2013. He manages test kits of over eighty family members, at last count. Last summer he published a book ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People, available at http://www.endogamy-one-family.com.

He blogs at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com and receives mail at IsraelP@pikholz.org.

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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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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