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We Never Heard from Them Again -- Researching Relatives Who Died in the Holocaust
Sunday, October 10
We Never Heard from Them Again -- Researching Relatives Who Died in the Holocaust  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Members Only Free Progam
This talk puts the systematic murder of Jews and other persecuted populations during World War II into historical context before showing attendees how to research the fate of long-lost relatives. Resources to be covered will include the JewishGen Holocaust database, the U.S. Holocaust Historical Museum, Yad Vashem, the Arolsen database, collections of oral history recordings, Yizkor (memorial) books, newspapers, and more. Also included will be the intellectual and emotional challenges genealogists will face in doing this kind of research.
 
There will be a handout.  This presentation will be recorded and will be available to members only for 30 days after the presentation.
 
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Notes and Handouts in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) 
 
Speaker:  Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy®. In addition to having 25+ years of personal research experience, Jane completed ProGen 29, and is a multi-year attendee of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Forensic Genealogy Institute. She has also translated/indexed Russian-language records for clients and online databases. Jane speaks at local, regional (Genealogy Jamboree, Northwest Genealogy Conference), national (NGS 2018 and 2020, FGS 2019), and international (IAJGS) genealogy conferences. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, National Genealogical Society, and several state and local genealogy societies.  When Jane is not genealogizing, she enjoys reading mysteries, dancing, and swimming.



After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
Sunday, November 21
After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research  (Society Meetings)
1:30 pm
Members Only Free Progam
Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research. There will be a handout and the presentation will be recorded.
 
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Notes and Handouts in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) 
 
Speaker:  
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.  He started his own genealogy business called High-Definition Genealogy.  He writes and presents on many genealogy topics and shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com.  He has made over 1000 lecture appearances from 2009 to the present.