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Comparing Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giants

Beth Abraham Synagogue 305 Sugar Camp Cir., Dayton, OH

Each of the giant genealogy websites — Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage, and JewishGen — offers unique tools and/or record collections relevant to researching Jewish ancestry. Ellen Shindelman Kowitt and Sunny Jane Morton will give us a comparative overview of the Jewish resources across all of these sites, and tips on when searching one of them […]

CABS: Libby Copeland “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are”

Click here to register! The Lost Family delves into the many lives that have been irrevocably changed by home DNA tests - a technology that represents the end of family secrets. There are the adoptees who've used the test to find their birth parents; donor-conceived adults who suddenly discover they have more than fifty siblings; […]

Coming of Age – Age 21+

Virtual Event Virtual Event

What’s YOUR Coming of Age Story? Are you an adult 21+? Are you available February 7, 14, & 21 from 4PM -5:30PM (EST)? Collaborate and share your unique experience over four zoom sessions through photography and writing with a group of peers from Dayton, San Antonio, Texas, and the Western Galilee, Israel. Final session for […]

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Introduction to DNA Testing with Diana Nelson

Virtual Event Virtual Event

DNA testing is a popular tool for genealogy. TV advertising touts finding your ethnicity. You already know you are Jewish, so why would you test? And what test should you take? Local genealogist Diana Nelson will discuss the different types of DNA tests, what you can learn from them, and their limitations. 10 a.m., Sunday, […]

Free

Coming of Age – Age 21+

What’s YOUR Coming of Age Story? Are you an adult 21+? Are you available February 7, 14, & 21 from 4PM -5:30PM (EST)? Collaborate and share your unique experience over four zoom sessions through photography and writing with a group of peers from Dayton, San Antonio, Texas, and the Western Galilee, Israel. Final session for […]

Free

Coming of Age – Age 21+

What’s YOUR Coming of Age Story? Are you an adult 21+? Are you available February 7, 14, & 21 from 4PM -5:30PM (EST)? Collaborate and share your unique experience over four zoom sessions through photography and writing with a group of peers from Dayton, San Antonio, Texas, and the Western Galilee, Israel. Final session for […]

Introduction to DNA Testing Part 2 with Diana Nelson

Back by popular demand, Diana Nelson will present Part Two of her program for those who are new to DNA testing. She’ll continue her discussion of the different types of DNA tests, what consumers can learn from them, and their limitations. Diana is education chair of the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society […]

Free

Brunch: Judaism and Americanism in Dayton a Century Ago

Temple Israel 130 Riverside Drive, Dayton, OH

Marshall Weiss, editor and publisher of The Dayton Jewish Observer, project director of Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History, and author of two books about the history of Dayton's Jewish community, will talk about the local Jewish community's vigorous efforts to Americanize its newest arrivals from Eastern Europe in the 1920s. Event Partners: JG & […]

Free

JG & H – Jewish Connections to the Titanic

Beth Abraham Synagogue 305 Sugar Camp Cir., Dayton, OH

JG & H Brunch Discussion: Jewish Connections to the Titanic Sunday, February 5 @ 10 AM Beth Abraham Synagogue (305 Sugar Camp Cir., Oakwood 45409) Cost: $7 payable at the door RSVP to Beth Abraham: 937-293-9520 Marshall Weiss, editor and publisher of The Dayton Jewish Observer, will share stories of the Titanic’s remarkable Jewish connections and […]

JG&H – Daytonians and the Holocaust: The View From Here

the Dayton Metro Library, Main Branch 215 E. Third St., Dayton, OH

June 5, 7 PM  in the Eichelberger Forum, Dayton Metro Main Library (215 E. Third St., Dayton 45402) Join Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History for a discussion about what Daytonians did or didn't do in response to the Holocaust. Event features speaker Marshall Weiss. Daytonians and the Holocaust:  The View from Here Author and […]

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