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Sunday October 27, 2019
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, when Kira Dolcimascolo presents our next program: “The Heymann Family of Greifenberg.”

In this presentation, Kira Dolcimascolo tells the story of her great-grandmother Emma Heymann, and her 10 siblings from Greifenberg in Pomerania and Berlin. Members of this unusual family include not only circus strongwoman Katie Sandwina, but a boxer, a soap opera actor, a dancer, a “sausage man,” a “hobby-dentist,” Shanghai refugees, and descendants around the globe. As a result of her research and social media, she reunited with Heymann family members in Berlin in 2019.

Kira will provide a short history of Jews in Pomerania and background on the Heymann family’s origins in Posen, West Prussia, and Pomerania, today all part of Poland. She shares her research techniques using Polish archives, web sites, and books specific to Pomeranian research, as well as research tips for small Jewish communities in the German Empire.

Kira Dolcimascolo has actively researched her Jewish-German and Sicilian roots for the past 6 years; her knowledge of her ancestors from Germany/Prussia now extends to the 17th and 18th centuries. When not obsessively researching her family’s genealogy, she works as a school-based occupational therapist and assists her husband with their painting and decorating business. She has lived in Baltimore for 30 years.
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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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