Past Meetings

Interested to know what has happened in past meetings? Here is a taste.

2016 featured the following speakers and presentations:

  • Endogamy: One Family, One People by Israel Pickholtz
  • Use FamilySearch for Finding Our Jewish Ancestry by Todd Knowles
  • Banai Lynn Feldstein shared information about many of the tools at Steve Morse’s web site.
  • Barry Mann discussed Lithuanian and South African records.
  • Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family by Kathy Kirkpatrick

In 2015, we attempted a themed year, each meeting teaching about a different record type:

  • Todd Knowles presented several times throughout the year on topics such as Immigration Records and Passport Records.
  • Banai Lynn Feldstein presented a few of the topics as well. Many meetings turned into brick wall sessions, helping with the specific research troubles of our members and guests.

2014 featured the following speakers and presentations:

  • Plan Your Roots Trip to Eastern Europe Effectively by Daniel Horowitz and Banai Lynn Feldstein
  • The rest of the meetings in 2014 were focused on the IAJGS annual conference; UJGS was the co-host.

UJGS Meeting, 2010-04-272013 featured the following speakers and presentations:

  • Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Found presented by Jeanette R. Rosenberg
  • Genealogy in the Round: Everybody shares their research, stories, and brick walls
  • Secrets of Jewish Genealogy Research at the Family History Library presented by Banai Lynn Feldstein

2012 featured the following speakers and presentations:

  • What’s New in UJGS and the 1940 US Census presented by Banai Lynn Feldstein
  • The Hidden Treasures of FamilySearch.org presented by Todd Knowles
  • Jewish Research in Vienna and its Surroundings presented by Heidi Sugden

UJGS Meeting - 2010-10-192011 featured the following speakers and presentations:

  • Research Genealogical Resources in Israel From Your Couch presented by Daniel Horowitz
  • A Hebrew Crash Course: Reading Gravestones presented by Banai Lynn Feldstein
  • Genealogy in the Round: Everybody shares their research, stories, and brick walls
  • IAJGS Annual Conference Review: Banai, Kahlile Mehr, and Todd Knowles discuss the conference
  • Russian Empire Genealogical Primer presented by Kahlile Mehr

2010 featured the following speakers and presentations:

  • Social Networking: Facebook and Twitter and Their Genealogy Uses presented by Banai Lynn Feldstein
  • Genealogy in the Round: Everybody shares their research, stories, and brick walls
  • MyHeritage SmartMatching Technology presented by Daniel Horowitz
  • Poland Online Databases presented by Kahlile Mehr
  • The Paternal Genealogy of Bernie Madoff presented by Gary Mokotoff
  • Find Your Jewish Ancestors presented by Todd Knowles