30 September 2007

Boston: Jewish Genealogy intro, October 7

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston will host a free program, Introduction to Jewish Genealogy, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at the Needham Free Library, Needham, Massachusetts.

Describing many records available locally and in Eastern Europe, how to acess them and myriad materials on the Internet will be former JGSGB vice president Fay Bussgang and vice president Carol Clingan, who will demonstrate what they have discovered from these sources.

Bussgang holds a BA in psychology (Wellesley College) and a doctorate in education (Harvard University). She and her Polish-born husband, Julian, have travelled 11 times to Poland for extensive genealogical research. the couple has translated into English two volumes of child survivors' war-time accounts, "The Last Eyewitnesses: Children of the Holocaust Speak."

Clingan holds a BA (Wellesley College) and an MA (Columbia University), majoring in Modern European History. She retired two years ago as a director of strategic communications at a major bank, and worked in publishing and corporate communications for four decades. Today, she is a genealogical researcher, Temple Beth Elohim vice president and Action for Post-Soviet Jewry president.

For more information, click here or here for maps and directions to the library.

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