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During this time of social distancing many of our traditional gatherings have moved to webinars. This may enable us to explore offerings of other organizations as our community has widened beyond our geographic area. Check here for upcoming events from other genealogical organizations.

center for jewish history

WHAT: Tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for Genealogy Coffee Break, a short talk on a specific topic with one of their genealogy librarians. Discover recommended resources and strategies for online research, and have your questions answered live. If you have a topic you'd like them to cover, write to them at Catch up on the entire series here

WHEN: Ongoing every Tuesday at 3:30 pm EST

RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience

For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.

WHEN: Feb 25-27, 2021

For more information and to register click here


The Orange County (CA) Jewish Genealogical Society is offering some Zoom programs available to OCJGS members for free and to nonmembers for $5. 

Upcoming events include

February 28 at 12:00 pm (Central time zone)
Gary Mokotoff & Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus: In conversation..


March 21 at 12:00 pm (Central time zone)
Todd Knowles: What's New at FamilySearch


April 25 at 12:00 pm (Central time zone)
Ellen Kowitt: Strategies for Ukraine Research 2021.

May 23 at 12:00 pm (Central time zone)
Miriam Weiner: Exciting new additions at RoutesToRoots

Look into their events here.

There has been a lot of interest in DNA and many of us have done DNA tests and then received a list of matches. How do we figure out what to do with that information? We are bringing in Ken Bravo, President of IAJGS to explore that topic on April 18.


Time to be determined.

Mailing address

MNJGS, c/o Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM)

4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416

become a member

$25 individual, $36 family,

$20 associate members (outside of MN)

$10 student with valid ID

or attend and contribute $5 as a non-member

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