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Sunday May 21, 2017 Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland meeting at Hadassah meeting room, Pikesville, 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Suzan Wynne
Title: “Jewish Life in Galicia”
Date and Time: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance), Pikesville

Note the one-time location at Hadassah, NOT THE LIBRARY.

Please join us on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., for our next program, “Jewish Life in Galicia,” presented by Suzan Wynne.

Suzan Wynne will highlight the organization of the Jewish community in Galicia and the impact that self-government had on everyday life, including relations between Jews and Christians.

Suzan Wynne was the founder of Gesher Galicia, a special interest group focusing on Galician Jewry, and was also a founding member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington. She has written two books about researching our Jewish ancestors in Galicia. The most recent book, entitled, The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia, 1772–1918, is a substantial revision of her earlier work, Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide. She recently retired from a career as a geriatric social worker and was a private genealogical researcher for 10 years. Three of her four grandparents were from Galicia, and half of her husband’s grandparents were also from that region.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 Maryland Genealogical Society Basics+ Workshop at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park, MD. 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Reward and Remembrance: Post-Military Service Records

It's often after military service that the most genealogically valuable records are created — those that award benefits to a soldier and family or honor his or her memory and sacrifice. Hear our expert panel discuss records that offer family gold and human interest to your family tree.

Angela McGhie, CGSM – Bounty Land Records
Jonathan Webb Deiss, owner/researcher at – Pension Records and How to Find Them
Constance Potter, retired NARA reference archivist – WWI Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages
In addition, as part of our continuing observation of the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into WWI, Connie will give a brief overview on WWI service records.

Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM. The first session begins at 9:00 AM.
Cost: $25 - MGS Members $30 - non-members
(Walk-in registration is an additional $5.)

Register online or download the registration form and register by mail at

Saturday, September 16, 2017 Maryland Genealogical Society Fall Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5015 Campbell Blvd, White Marsh, MD. 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Four Presentations by Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist"

The Legal Genealogist is coming to town! Prepare for a full day of learning about critical sources and important strategies for tackling your most challenging ancestors. Judy is a nationally known presenter, blogger (, and coordinator of the Advanced Genealogical Methods and Evidence Analysis course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at the University of Georgia. If you have already heard her, you know you want to be here. And if you haven't heard her, you need to be here.

These four excellent presentations will be delivered in Judy's straightforward and humorous style:

Finding the Law
We’re told as genealogists to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how we do find the laws we need? Examples from Maryland law will be featured.

When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data… but it’s sometimes easier said than done. What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods—and tips and tricks—we can use to resolve them?

“Don’t Forget the Ladies”-A Genealogists’ Guide to Women and the Law
In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. Understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
When there’s no birth, marriage or death record, what’s a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.

The day includes continental breakfast and buffet luncheon in a beautiful conference wing of the hotel. Registration opens and breakfast is served at 8:30 AM. The first lecture begins at 9:30 AM.

Cost: $70 – MGS Members $80 – Non-members

Traveling from a distance? Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn at a rate of $129 per night (code MDGE 366101). There is a Hampton Inn at the same location.

Also joining us that day is vendor Jigsaw Genealogy. Visit the website to see its selection of wall-sized pedigree charts, forms, worksheets, research kits, archival-safe photo storage materials, and other research necessities.

Register online or download the registration form and register by mail at

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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