Wednesday, June 12, 6–8:30 p.m.
Forbes Library 20 West St., Northampton, MA 01060
Join us for a free informative program designed for researchers with limited experience.
- Why Jewish genealogy is unique (and challenging!)
- Gathering and organizing family information
- Using resources such as websites, libraries, cemeteries
- Using DNA matches to connect with other researchers
More about us: www.wmjgs.org
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Please note that our series of classes in Chicopee, MA in May have been cancelled. We hope to return to Chicopee next Spring, so stay tuned.
Interested in taking a genealogy class with the Western Mass Roots Team? We’re coming to Rowe, MA in June. Visit our Classes Page for details!
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast
Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut
May 8, 2019 from 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT.
Many researchers are dismayed when they realize that some of the records they need to research their families are in Russian. Some people give up at this point thinking that they can never master a non-Roman alphabet. But fear not! The PGSCTNE and the JCSC are having an activity to teach you to conquer your fear and get you reading the records in no time.
To make you more comfortable with your “new” alphabet, they are offering a “hands on” interactive workshop in which you will learn to recognize and write all the letter symbols in the Cyrillic alphabet as well as know what sounds each letter represents. They will also talk about the concept of transliteration — the process of changing words from one alphabet to another. Emphasis will be placed on personal names and place names.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday evening May 8, 2019 from 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT. There is no change for this activity. Pre-registration is required. To register please email Diane Szepanski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop, which will be conducted by foreign language professor Jonathan Shea, will be limited to fifteen persons. If the demand exceeds this number the workshop will be repeated in June.