All of our regular meetings are held at the South County Civic Center on the second Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted. Prior to the formal meeting at 1:00 pm, a "Brick Wall" session is held at 12:30 pm. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet as indicated here. In those months, the SIG meeting(s) begin at 11:30 am.

Our regular monthly meetings are held for the benefit of our members. Guests are welcome for a fee of $5.00, which will be credited towards your membership if you choose to join. Members of other Jewish Genealogical Societies may attend one meeting at no cost, but only if you have a current membership card from your home organization.

Handouts from some of our previous meetings can be found here.

Upcoming Programs

Jerry Naditch

Sept. 14, 2016
Jerry Naditch
After Research Comes Preservation

The preservation of our genealogical discoveries is as important as the discoveries themselves. This presentation will offer some solutions to the problem of maintaining and storing family data for future generations. Jerry's discussion will include methods of protecting and preserving paper records, photos and computer files against fires, floods and internet crashes.

Robert Krakow, Executive Director, The SS St. Louis Legacy Project"

Documentary Film and Play

Oct. 19, 2016
(Note this is the third Wednesday of October.)
Complicit: The Story of the SS St. Louis.

The film describes how the SS St. Louis was refused entry into the United States in 1939 while trying to escape the Nazis. The movie will be followed by a play: "The Trial of Frankin D. Roosevelt."

See http://www.stlouislegacyproject.org/

Ron Arons

Nov. 9, 2016
Ron Arons
What's in a Name? Trouble
Romania and Moldova SIG meets at 11:30 am.

Ron will use the Genealogical Proof Standard to show how identities can be merged and separated.  In this example, five individuals, all with the same name, all born in the same general timeframe, and all living in the same place where one of the individuals lived or claimed to live, all found trouble, either in business or with women.  Is this possible?  If so, how?  It defies probability and statistics.  A fun set of stories about multiple unrelated men who just happened to share the same name and fate (trouble).  A great demonstration of the Genealogical Proof Standard in action.

Phyllis Kramer

Dec. 14, 2016
Phyllis Kramer
Internet Tips and Techniques
Belarus and Lithuania SIG meets at 11:30 am.
Germany SIG meets at 11:30 am.


Click here for calendar with all 2016-2017 event dates.

2016 Board Meetings

August 24, 2016
Sept 28, 2016
October 26, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 21, 2016

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Dennis Rice dennis@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.
For special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris, mona@jgspalmbeachcounty.org.