You probably already know this, but there are genealogy events happening online all the time, especially since 2020. Today we’re sharing a few that sounded quite interesting, but there are so many more. All of the events listed here are free. We have listed the advertised time and the Mountain time, just in case we got any of those wrong.
- Now until 7 February, Virtual Tour of Jewish Barbados, speaker Neal Rechtman, from Baltimore Zionist District – https://www.dropbox.com/s/fknxt50qadt30pp/Jewish%20Barbados.mp4?dl=0
- 7 February, 5pm Pacific (6pm Mountain), Unusual Places to Find Births and Naturalizations, Debra Dudek, San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society – https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5237471287352579339
- 8 February, 4pm Pacific (5pm Mountain), Eastern European Research, Joey L. Caccarozzo, Howard County Genealogy Society – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_gzJc3SOfOfiWzVZm_emq_EmuP1VwoECBGhL8EILCVFuOug/viewform – (Because this is not a Jewish session, it might be interesting to see if they have different ideas for research paths.)
- 9 February, noon Pacific (1pm Mountain), The Sassoons: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Dynasty, speaker Joseph Sassoon, from Maven/American Jewish University – https://maven.aju.edu/events-classes/program/the-sassoons-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-jewish-dynasty
And some that are on YouTube; we’re not aware if any of these have a limited time to view them.
- How the Holocaust Began, James Bulgin, a documentary from BBC Two (59 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eC0wGmOoB4
- Virtual Tour of Jewish Iraq, Joseph Samuels, from My Jewish Learning (58 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMSH70Gh38
- Forgotten Holocaust: A Journey to Transnistria, English subtitles, from Institute for Germany Culture and History of Southeastern Europe at Ludwig-maximilians-Universitat Munchen, a film from 2019 about a girl from Czernowitz who survived (35 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGZaSXLzIjk
Don’t forget that RootsTech is right around the corner. Those in Utah can attend in person, but the virtual tickets are free – https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/
And finally, UJGS’s next meeting will take place just before RootsTech, in person (and virtual), at the FamilySearch Library, formerly known as the Family History Library, on Monday, 27 February. Our speaker will be Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. We’ll probably be starting at 6pm, instead of our usual 7pm. More details to come.