IAJGS Welcomes 3 New Members from New Zealand, Colombia and New Hampshire! #usa #latinamerica #jgs-iajgs #announcements


Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome 3 new members to our growing family of IAJGS organizations:

            Jewish Genealogical Society of New Zealand

            Sociedad Genealogica Judia Colombiana (SGJC)

            Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society (New Hampshire)

Below is some basic information on each group including contact email addresses and upcoming meeting plans.

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of New Zealand

The JGS of New Zealand has been organizing and meeting since last year.  Meetings were held in person, but due to the Covad-19 virus, the last membership meeting was held via the internet.  Although meetings are for members only, they gladly welcome first-time visitors without requiring them to be members.  Since the group serves the entire country, membership meetings are always accessible to members via Internet access. For more information about the group, please contact the group’s Secretary, Kerry Aluf at jewish.genealogical.society.nz@...

The next membership meeting is scheduled for 23 August from 3 PM to 5 PM, New Zealand time. As the date gets closer, the group will decide if the meeting will be held via the internet, as it did for its last meeting, or in person.  The agenda for their next meeting will be a presentation by one of their members of their own family research, followed by a short question and answer session; a video presentation of DNA testing as it relates to Jewish genealogy (part two), followed by a discussion; and finally, presentation of information of general interest.

 

Sociedad Genealogica Judia Colombiana (SGJC)

The Sociedad Genealogica Judia Colombiana (SGJC), which has been meeting since February, is an affiliate of the Confederacion de Comunidades Judias de Colombia in Bogota.  They are working on their upcoming schedule of virtual meetings.  Already in the works are 2 Sunny Morton presentations that will be translated into Spanish.  The topics will be "Comparing the 4 Genealogy Giants" and "Digging for Historical Records on FamilySearch".

For more information about the group, please contact President Lia Sragovicz at Lsragovicz@... or genealogiajudiacolombia@...

 

Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society (New Hampshire)

The Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society (New Hampshire) will continue to hold meetings next month via Zoom.  Their next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 12th at 1:15 EDT.

Starting at 1:15 PM, representatives from the group will go over group business and host an informal discussion of their members' latest discoveries and questions before the featured speaker’s presentation at 2:00 PM. The presentation will be given by Ruth Craig, one of the group’s members and a certified genealogist. Her topic is "An Introduction to the Resources of Family Search." The presentation is designed for people who are not familiar with the website or would like to brush up on the resources and tools available on the site. Since this will be a Zoom meeting, the group requests RSVPs by July 10th. 

To register for this meeting or for more information on the group itself, please contact President Marilyn Roberts at thefarb14@...

 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  IAJGS is an umbrella group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.  For more information on IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me directly at membership@...

Nolan Altman

Membership Development