Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society Presents:

“A Match Made in Heaven: Uncovering A Jewish Immigrant’s Love Story”

Program by noted professional genealogist Keren Weiner.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm<
Springfield Jewish Community Center
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA

Ms. Weiner will use the case study of a family’s journey from Civil War–era New Orleans to New York City to illustrate basic genealogy research methods.

Call 413-739-4715 to register. The program is open to all and admission is FREE.

Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts 30th Anniversary Event

Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts 30th Anniversary Event

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Munich Haus Restaurant Banquet Hall
13 Center St, Chicopee, MA 01013

Join the PGSMA for its 30th Anniversary Lunch and Learn. This Saturday event will feature two wonderful speakers (Coleen Fitzpatrick and Daniel Bucko), a Polish luncheon catered by Munich Haus, a raffle, plenty of opportunities for questions and answers and meeting your fellow attendees.

Speaker: Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD: “DNA Results: What Can I Do With Them?”

In her talk, Colleen will review how you can use your DNA results to advance your genealogical research. Some of the tools she will explore with us include:

• Gedmatch Genesis – The Basics
• The Shared cM Project
• DNA Painter

Speaker: Daniel Bućko, Genealogist based in Poland : “Polish Vital Records and How Best to Find Them”

In his presentation delivered via Skype, Daniel will provide a comprehensive overview of how to locate records in Poland that you need to grow your family tree. Topics covered will include:

• Overview of the main Polish State Archives for each region of Poland
• Overview of the Polish Diocesan Archives for each region of Poland
• On-line resources for each region of Poland
• Limitations or what is not available to a researcher at this time in Poland
• Parish Archives and how to get the records
• Polish Civil Registers and how to get the records

Due to limited seating and luncheon service, pre-registration for this event is required. Cost is $30 for PGSMA members and $40 for non-members.

Register at http://pgsma.org/30th-anniversary-event.html