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    • March 03, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    Register

     

    Presents 

     Canadian Resources for Jewish Genealogy Speaker Gary Perlman


    Sunday March 3, 2024 

    Program 10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Time

    9:30 AM to 10 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share

    On ZOOM 


    The  JGS-Montreal.org Genealogy Dashboard was created to assist searching the most commonly used resources for Jewish genealogy in Montreal. It started as a list of resources and is now a tool that lets researchers explore over 50 databases with one click per database. This presentation will include a demonstration of the dashboard and in so doing, introduce many resources from Canadian Jewish genealogy.

    Bio: Gary Perlman is the JGS-Montreal webmaster and chair of it's cemetery committee.  He has taken over 100,000 photographs of gravestones and has helped index about 80,000 records for JOWBR, the JewishGen.org burial registry.  He was the 2020 IAJGS volunteer of the year.

    All members and Guests must register!

    Members at no charge 

    Guests $5

    Everyone attending must register at 

    https://jgsco.org/event-5354046

    • March 11, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons 2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208 Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Register


    Join the Jewish Geneolgy Society of Colorado members and friends at University of Denver once or twice a month between October and May as we complete the JCRS patient application index that was started over 20 years ago! All files are now available and an expanded names index with 2,000 additional patient names through 1954 will be placed on JewishGen this month. But, additional data remains to be keyed.

    Every Colorado-based member is encouraged to sign up for at least 1-2 sessions. Whether you have a connection to JCRS or not, come for the camaraderie and excellent experience of learning how original documents become part of searchable databases. It is a mitzvah to give back, as we all benefit from the work of others to find our own ancestors on JewishGen. 

    For history about the project, visit https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/JCRS.htm. Note this description will be revised as soon as the additional 2000 names are added this month!

    Free lunch and parking reimbursement will be provided!No experience or particular skills are needed. You will work in teams of two with one person reading from files and the other keying the relevant information into a spreadsheet. Then all material will be proofread. We will pair volunteers onsite, so come alone, come with your significant other, or bring a non-JGSCO friend along but we do require that you register 

    Training will be conducted by David Fasman and Claire Blyth of the Beck Archive. JGSCO leaders Ellen Beller, Ellen Kowitt, and/or Susan Lauscher will be present at every session to assist.

    Details

    Location: 
    Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons
    2150 East Evans AvenueDenver, CO 80208
    Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Entrance to room 102 is inside the archives. 

    Parking: 

    DU Lot 315 or Lot 301 – you will be reimbursed.

    See map at https://www.du.edu/sites/default/files/2023-08/parking-map.pdf

    Food:

    No food is allowed in the archives.

    There is a small café on the main floor of the building for snacks.

    Lunch will be provided by JGSCO, probably in the main dining hall a short walk across the street.

    You are also allowed to bring your own lunch to eat outside of the building.

    • March 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • In Person 2710 S Monaco St Pkwy
    Register


    Join JGSCO at the FamilySearch Library


    The FamilySearch website and how to use it to

    further your research 

    Wednesday March 20, 2004 

    10 AM In-Person 

    2710 S Monaco St Pkwy

    JGSCO Members Only  

    There will be a limit on participants who do not own a laptop


    Everyone must register 


    • March 25, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons 2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208 Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Register

    Monday March 25 2024 Volunteers Needed for JGSCO Indexing Project!

    10 AM to 3 PM

    Join the Jewish Geneolgy Society of Colorado members and friends at University of Denver once or twice a month between October and May as we complete the JCRS patient application index that was started over 20 years ago! All files are now available and an expanded names index with 2,000 additional patient names through 1954 will be placed on JewishGen this month. But, additional data remains to be keyed.

    Every Colorado-based member is encouraged to sign up for at least 1-2 sessions. Whether you have a connection to JCRS or not, come for the camaraderie and excellent experience of learning how original documents become part of searchable databases. It is a mitzvah to give back, as we all benefit from the work of others to find our own ancestors on JewishGen. 

    For history about the project, visit https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/JCRS.htm. Note this description will be revised as soon as the additional 2000 names are added this month!

    Free lunch and parking reimbursement will be provided!No experience or particular skills are needed. You will work in teams of two with one person reading from files and the other keying the relevant information into a spreadsheet. Then all material will be proofread. We will pair volunteers onsite, so come alone, come with your significant other, or bring a non-JGSCO friend along but we do require that you register 

    Training handouts provided by David Fasman and Claire Blyth of the Beck Archive. JGSCO leaders Ellen Beller, Ellen Kowitt, and/or Susan Lauscher will be present at every session to assist.

    Details

    Location: 
    Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons
    2150 East Evans AvenueDenver, CO 80208
    Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Entrance to room 102 is inside the archives. 

    Parking: 

    DU Lot 315 or Lot 301 – you will be reimbursed.

    See map at https://www.du.edu/sites/default/files/2023-08/parking-map.pdf

    Food:

    No food is allowed in the archives.

    There is a small café on the main floor of the building for snacks.

    Lunch will be provided by JGSCO, probably in the main dining hall a short walk across the street.

    You are also allowed to bring your own lunch to eat outside of the building.

    • April 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    Register


    Unveiling a Hidden Legacy:

    The  Politzer Saga - a Jewish Hungarian story 




    Author and Speaker Linda Ambrus Broenniman

    Sunday April 7, 2024

    Program 10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Time

    9:30 AM to 10 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share

    On ZOOM


    Program:  A house fire in 2011. The contents of a box that survives become the catalyst for a quest whose seeds were planted in 1983 - the day Linda Ambrus Broenniman learned that her Catholic father was Jewish and what little family history she knew was a lie.

    Searching for truth, Linda pieces together the astonishing story of her Jewish ancestors -- the Politzer family--their remarkable lives lost to her father's secrets. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 1700s to modern day Hungary and America, she finds her family: doctors and lawyers, entrepreneurs and industrialists, writers and musicians, artists and art collectors. She learns of their resilience in surviving religious persecution, wars, epidemics, and economic upheavals. Finding her roots brings Linda a new sense of who she is and a peace that now she can honor the memories of her family.

    In helping Linda find her family, András Gyekiczki wrote, “I hardly know any non-fiction sagas to better exemplify Hungarian Jewish fate of the past 300 years as this Politzer story.

    Illuminating the destructive power of hatred, dehumanization, and injustice, this powerful story encompasses issues that still echo today. 

    The Politzer Saga is the subject of an Exhibition at the Rumbach Synagogue, Budapest, Hungary.


    BIo:  Linda Ambrus Broenniman

    Linda grew up in Buffalo, New York. She is the middle child of seven born to Hungarian physicians who survived World War II and started their new life in the U.S. in 1949.

    Linda graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in psychology and went on to get an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. Several years after graduation, she left mainstream corporate America to follow her path as an entrepreneur. She let her passion for uncovering hidden potential in unexpected places guide her.

    And she allowed this passion to fuel the search for her hidden family.

    Linda lives in Great Falls, Virginia with her husband of 28 years and their dog, Juno.

    All members and Guests must register!

    Members at no charge 

    Guests $5

    Everyone attending must register https://jgsco.org/event-5437372


    • April 08, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons 2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208 Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Register

    Monday April 8 2024 Volunteers Needed for JGSCO Indexing Project!

    10 AM to 3 PM

    Join the Jewish Geneolgy Society of Colorado members and friends at University of Denver once or twice a month between October and May as we complete the JCRS patient application index that was started over 20 years ago! All files are now available and an expanded names index with 2,000 additional patient names through 1954 will be placed on JewishGen this month. But, additional data remains to be keyed.

    Every Colorado-based member is encouraged to sign up for at least 1-2 sessions. Whether you have a connection to JCRS or not, come for the camaraderie and excellent experience of learning how original documents become part of searchable databases. It is a mitzvah to give back, as we all benefit from the work of others to find our own ancestors on JewishGen. 

    For history about the project, visit https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/JCRS.htm. Note this description will be revised as soon as the additional 2000 names are added this month!

    Free lunch and parking reimbursement will be provided!No experience or particular skills are needed. You will work in teams of two with one person reading from files and the other keying the relevant information into a spreadsheet. Then all material will be proofread. We will pair volunteers onsite, so come alone, come with your significant other, or bring a non-JGSCO friend along but we do require that you register 

    Training handouts provided by David Fasman and Claire Blyth of the Beck Archive. JGSCO leaders Ellen Beller, Ellen Kowitt, and/or Susan Lauscher will be present at every session to assist.

    Details

    Location: 
    Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons
    2150 East Evans AvenueDenver, CO 80208
    Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Entrance to room 102 is inside the archives. 

    Parking: 

    DU Lot 315 or Lot 301 – you will be reimbursed.

    See map at https://www.du.edu/sites/default/files/2023-08/parking-map.pdf

    Food:

    No food is allowed in the archives.

    There is a small café on the main floor of the building for snacks.

    Lunch will be provided by JGSCO, probably in the main dining hall a short walk across the street.

    You are also allowed to bring your own lunch to eat outside of the building.

    • May 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons 2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208 Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Register


    Monday May 6, 2024 10 AM to 3 PM

    Volunteers Needed for JGSCO Indexing Project!

    Join the Jewish Geneolgy Society of Colorado members and friends at University of Denver once or twice a month between October and May as we complete the JCRS patient application index that was started over 20 years ago! All files are now available and an expanded names index with 2,000 additional patient names through 1954 will be placed on JewishGen this month. But, additional data remains to be keyed.

    Every Colorado-based member is encouraged to sign up for at least 1-2 sessions. Whether you have a connection to JCRS or not, come for the camaraderie and excellent experience of learning how original documents become part of searchable databases. It is a mitzvah to give back, as we all benefit from the work of others to find our own ancestors on JewishGen. 

    For history about the project, visit https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/JCRS.htm. Note this description will be revised as soon as the additional 2000 names are added this month!

    Free lunch and parking reimbursement will be provided!No experience or particular skills are needed. You will work in teams of two with one person reading from files and the other keying the relevant information into a spreadsheet. Then all material will be proofread. We will pair volunteers onsite, so come alone, come with your significant other, or bring a non-JGSCO friend along but we do require that you register 

    Training will be conducted by David Fasman and Claire Blyth of the Beck Archive. JGSCO leaders Ellen Beller, Ellen Kowitt, and/or Susan Lauscher will be present at every session to assist.

    Details

    Location: 
    Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons
    2150 East Evans AvenueDenver, CO 80208
    Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Entrance to room 102 is inside the archives. 

    Parking: 

    DU Lot 315 or Lot 301 – you will be reimbursed.

    See map at https://www.du.edu/sites/default/files/2023-08/parking-map.pdf

    Food:

    No food is allowed in the archives.

    There is a small café on the main floor of the building for snacks.

    Lunch will be provided by JGSCO, probably in the main dining hall a short walk across the street.

    You are also allowed to bring your own lunch to eat outside of the building.

    • May 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons 2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208 Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Register


    Monday May 20 2024 10 AM to 3 PM

    Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons 2150 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208 Beck Archives, Lower Level

    Join the Jewish Geneolgy Society of Colorado members and friends at University of Denver once or twice a month between October and May as we complete the JCRS patient application index that was started over 20 years ago! All files are now available and an expanded names index with 2,000 additional patient names through 1954 will be placed on JewishGen this month. But, additional data remains to be keyed.

    Every Colorado-based member is encouraged to sign up for at least 1-2 sessions. Whether you have a connection to JCRS or not, come for the camaraderie and excellent experience of learning how original documents become part of searchable databases. It is a mitzvah to give back, as we all benefit from the work of others to find our own ancestors on JewishGen. 

    For history about the project, visit https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/JCRS.htm. Note this description will be revised as soon as the additional 2000 names are added this month!

    Free lunch and parking reimbursement will be provided!No experience or particular skills are needed. You will work in teams of two with one person reading from files and the other keying the relevant information into a spreadsheet. Then all material will be proofread. We will pair volunteers onsite, so come alone, come with your significant other, or bring a non-JGSCO friend along but we do require that you register 

    Training hadouts will be available by David Fasman and Claire Blyth of the Beck Archive. JGSCO leaders Ellen Beller, Ellen Kowitt, and/or Susan Lauscher will be present at every session to assist.

    Details

    Location: 
    Main Library at Anderson Academic Commons
    2150 East Evans AvenueDenver, CO 80208
    Beck Archives, Lower Level
    Entrance to room 102 is inside the archives. 

    Parking: 

    DU Lot 315 or Lot 301 – you will be reimbursed.

    See map at https://www.du.edu/sites/default/files/2023-08/parking-map.pdf

    Food:

    No food is allowed in the archives.

    There is a small café on the main floor of the building for snacks.

    Lunch will be provided by JGSCO, probably in the main dining hall a short walk across the street.

    You are also allowed to bring your own lunch to eat outside of the building.

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