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Sunday September 23, 2018
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, September 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, for our next program: “Documenting Holocaust Survivors and Victims at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.”

Records in the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum help us to document the experiences of individual survivors and victims of the Holocaust. They usually include dates and places of birth and, less often, the names of parents and spouses; they are of obvious interest to genealogists. The International Tracing Service (ITS) collection is richer for persons persecuted in Western Europe than those who were persecuted in Eastern Europe. It nevertheless remains the single largest collection of records that allows us to document the fates of individuals during the Holocaust. This talk will demonstrate how the ITS collection and other collections at USHMM can be of value to genealogists and especially those researching ancestors from Ukraine and Galicia.

Jude C. Richter received his PhD in Russian history from Indiana University. From 2002 through 2006 he worked for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany conducting research in the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to document Holocaust survivors’ claims. Since 2006, he has worked for USHMM. He is currently a Research and Reference Specialist in the Museum’s Survivors and Victims Resource Center.

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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