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Special limited member benefit: Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit
Sunday, October 9
Special limited member benefit: Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit  (Society Meetings)
10:30 am
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.
JGSGW presents an opportunity to visit the USHMM exhibit "Americans and the Holocaust."
The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust history raises important questions about what the international community, including the United States, could have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews. Questions include: What did Americans know? How did Americans respond? What more could have been done?

"Americans and the Holocaust" looks closely at America’s role in this history. The United States alone could not have prevented the Holocaust, but more could have been done to save some of the six million Jews that were killed. This exhibition examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide, and inspired the production of the new Ken Burns PBS documentary "The U.S. and the Holocaust".

We have been provided two sets of 10 VIP tickets for the exhibit for Sunday, October 9, and Wednesday, October 19. 
JGSGW members who sign up in advance for the visit will meet at the USHMM at 10:30 AM to enter the museum as a group on the selected day. Following a self-guided tour of the exhibit, members may also visit the permanent exhibit if they wish. To register for this event sign into the members-only portion of the JGSGW website and go to MEMBER Event Registration. This is a members-only event and each date is limited to the first ten people who register.


Special limited member benefit: Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit
Wednesday, October 19
Special limited member benefit: Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit  (Society Meetings)
10:30 am
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.
JGSGW presents an opportunity to visit the USHMM exhibit "Americans and the Holocaust."
The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust history raises important questions about what the international community, including the United States, could have done to stop the rise of Nazism in Germany and its assault on Europe’s Jews. Questions include: What did Americans know? How did Americans respond? What more could have been done?

"Americans and the Holocaust" looks closely at America’s role in this history. The United States alone could not have prevented the Holocaust, but more could have been done to save some of the six million Jews that were killed. This exhibition examines the motives, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war, and genocide, and inspired the production of the new Ken Burns PBS documentary "The U.S. and the Holocaust".

We have been provided two sets of 10 VIP tickets for the exhibit for Sunday, October 9, and Wednesday, October 19. 
JGSGW members who sign up in advance for the visit will meet at the USHMM at 10:30 AM to enter the museum as a group on the selected day. Following a self-guided tour of the exhibit, members may also visit the permanent exhibit if they wish. To register for this event sign into the members-only portion of the JGSGW website and go to MEMBER Event Registration. This is a members-only event and each date is limited to the first ten people who register.



Ukrainian Collections Online at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sunday, November 20
Ukrainian Collections Online at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Beth El Hebrew Congregation 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA or on Zoom
Over the past 25 years, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has copied over 10 million pages of records held by the Ukrainian State Archives. Most of these documents pertain directly to the Holocaust, but some materials date to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Due to the threat that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses to the country’s cultural institutions, the Museum has begun making these documents available online for scholars, historians, and family researchers. During this talk, Dr. Jude C. Richter, a Research and Reference Specialist in the Museum’s Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center, will provide an orientation to the collections and demonstrate strategies that will help genealogists make the most effective use of these collections. The collections include documents from parts of eastern Poland that were incorporated into Ukraine at the end of World War II.
 
This will be our first Hybrid Meeting! Join us in person for snacks and schmoozing or join on Zoom from wherever you are. Please RSVP to programs@jgsgw.org if you plan to attend in person so we can have snacks for all. The Zoom link will be posted in the Members Only Files under Meeting Info & Links. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.)

Speaker: 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.



What’s New in Family Tree Maker – A Q&A discussion
Sunday, December 4
What’s New in Family Tree Maker – A Q&A discussion  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Special Two-hour Program Over Zoom
Join us for a live Q and A discussion to answer all your questions about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and more. This is an interactive session. We will discuss all your Family Tree Maker questions.

We will also talk about Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create amazing charts, graphs, and books. We will even show how you can make additional finds with your DNA test results. This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.

The presentation will be a “user group” format with moderated questions and discussions, not a sales pitch. There will be a door prize drawing, and a discount for purchases of Family Tree Maker 2019 will be offered to attendees.
 
Both members and non-members are invited to attend the free online meeting. For members, instructions for joining the meeting will be placed under Meeting Info & Links in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) Non-members must regjster on the website at GUEST Event Registration.
 
Speaker: Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.