Our next meeting of UJGS will be on the 19th of July, 6:30pm Mountain Time.
Our speakers are Schelly Talalay Dardashti and Maria Apodaca presenting about Conversos and Crypto Jews.
Schelly, founder of “Tracing the Tribe,” will discuss ethnicity, history, migration and DNA of Converso Jews. Maria will speak about her family’s personal journey. Both are leaders of Centro Sefarad New Mexico, the Sephardic Heritage program of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico.
Beginning this month, we are moving from GoToWebinar to Zoom, so be patient with us as we figure out the new software.
June 21st is the next UJGS meeting, 6:30pm online.
Our speaker is Chuck Weinstein, the Towns/Districts Director for the Ukraine Special Interest Group, 2019 JewishGen Volunteer of the Year, and co-chair of the 2016 IAJGS Conference. His topic is: The Three Great Myths of Jewish Genealogy.
And welcome to a bunch of new mailing list members. You signed up to be added to our mailing list at RootsTech 2020 but unfortunately those lists went missing until recently. We’re still happy for you to join us.
We will be voting on bylaw changes. If you are a paid member this year or you were last year, you should have already received a copy of those changes. Anyone who joins before the meeting may vote. Dues is only $10.
Our next meeting will be October 19th at 6:30pm, virtually.
Our speaker is Brooke Schreier Ganz and she’ll be presenting Reclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy.
Brooke Ganz is a genealogist, computer programmer, and open-data activist. She is the founder and president of Reclaim the Records, a non-profit organization making archival records more accessible to the public.