JGS Cleveland presents “The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource” with Robinn Magid #jgs-iajgs #usa #education


Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, 7-8:30 pm EDT - “The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource” with Robinn Magid.


Program: Anthropologists say that kinship clubs are unique to American Jewish Families of Ashkenazic background. This presentation will explore Jewish family clubs and family circles as a cultural phenomenon and will show through example how exploring cousins' clubs can be useful for genealogy research. Most examples used in this presentation are from clubs in the Midwest, including the Katz family of Cleveland, who held a family reunion in 1905 with photos and a memorial book to kick off their cousins' club!


Speaker: Robinn Magid is the Assistant Director of JRI-Poland.org and a recent recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2020, Robinn became project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland website, database, and search engine. She is a frequent speaker and writer on Jewish genealogy topics. Robinn served as the chair of two groundbreaking IAJGS conferences: 2018 in Warsaw, Poland and 2020 provided virtually. The City of Lublin, Poland – her grandmother’s hometown – recognized her genealogical work with a medal in 2017 for inspiring the future and cultural identity on Lublin’s 700th birthday.


Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EDT on Sep 1st to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.


Go to jgscleveland.org for more program, speaker, and membership information.




Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland

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