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Genealogy: Finding Your Roots

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Springfield Jewish Community Center

Presenters: Nina Sitron (Getting Started), Joel Novis and Howard Smith (Climbing Higher). All are experts from the Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society with decades of genealogical research among them.

Want to learn more about your ancestors: who they were, where they came from? With so much data now available online, and the popularity of television shows like Finding Your Roots, genealogy is more enticing and more accessible than ever. Choose one of these genealogy programs and learn how to find the treasures hidden in your family tree. These presentations will include some content unique to Jewish genealogy.

Option I: Getting Started – There’s so much information out there and so many relatives, both living and deceased. Where do you begin? Learn enough basics to make a plan and start your research.

Option II: Climbing Higher – You have a little experience, have begun to gather information and want to take it to the next level. This presentation will discuss resources for moving forward and digging deeper.

(When registering, please indicate which session you plan to attend.)

Pre-registration is requested. Call 413-739-4715 to register of can email Bev Nadler at

Co-sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society and the Wm. & Margery Sadowsky Center of Adult Learning at the Springfield JCC