Upcoming Events

  • The Industrial Removal Office
    Sun, Oct 23
    online program via Zoom
    Oct 23, 11:00 AM CDT
    online program via Zoom
    Speaker Risa Daitzman Heywood will help you understand how many Jewish families got to mid-America.

SAVe the dates – FUTURE events

On December 11, 2022 (time TBD), MNJGS President Susan Weinberg will present a program, The Fluidity of Names. Did you ever notice that our Jewish ancestors had a lot of names? They had Hebrew names, Yiddish names, nicknames and often several American names that can make tracing them rather challenging. Given names have a much longer history than surnames in Jewish history and often contain significant family history due to naming patterns. So how do you work back to their original name to find them in their ancestral town and how do you identify the name (s) they took in the United States? Then how do you use that information to build out your tree? Join Susan in an exploration of Jewish given names, how to find them, trace them, and use them to expand your genealogy. She will present sources and methods in a variety of cases to make sense of this often-puzzling subject.

otheR ONLINE Events

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 below for upcoming events from other genealogical organizations.


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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 gi@cjh.org. Catch up on the entire series here

WHEN: Ongoing every Tuesday at 3:30 pm EST

RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience

The 2022 conference is over, but the videos will remain up for a year. Register and make sure you have an account set up with Familysearch to access them. Familysearch accounts are free of charge. Go to the IAJGS booth where you will find some short videos, several excerpts from MNJGS talks that you may find of interest.

For more information and to register click here