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New Ways to do New York Research with Joe Cahn
Sunday, February 11
New Ways to do New York Research with Joe Cahn  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
This session is open to the public at no charge!
 
Note the start time of 9:30 am, which is intended as "networking" time with other attendees for the first 30 minutes.
 
Program Description
Just about every American Jewish family has some connection to New York City, either as a port of entry, residence or place of business. Since the last time we offered an overview of New York City resources for Jewish genealogy, important new indexes to vital records from the five boroughs have become available. In addition, Reclaiming the Records has opened a vast array of previously inaccessible indexing to users around the world. This talk will review other New York resources, but will focus primarily on material that may be new even to experienced researchers.
 
Joe Cahn
Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Joe lived in New Jersey, New York and California before moving to Denver 21 years ago. He is a reference librarian at the Denver Public Library and has been researching his family and various others for more than two decades. Joe is experienced with resources from the New York metro area, Philadelphia, London, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, and the Czech Republic.



Intriguing 19th Century Stories of Jewish Immigration to Colorado with Cynthia Gensheimer
Sunday, March 25
Intriguing 19th Century Stories of Jewish Immigration to Colorado with Cynthia Gensheimer  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
 
This session is open to the public at no charge.
 
Please note the start time of 9:30 am, with the first 30 minutes intended as "networking" time with fellow attendees
 
Program Description
Cynthia Francis Gensheimer will share stories of Jews who came to Colorado before 1900 and met with either scandal or success, some within the same family. While it’s often easy to recreate the past of a relative who did well, piecing together the stories of ne’er-do-wells can be challenging. Reading historic newspapers, Cynthia has followed people who were murdered, as well as those who committed suicide, deserted their families, evaded the draft, or eluded creditors. Cynthia will explain how she has used a combination of resources to recreate the personalities of an entire Jewish community. She will explain how to use digitized historic newspapers, Jewish and secular, some of which are hard to find. 
 
Cynthia Gensheimer
Cynthia Francis Gensheimer is a PhD economist who studies nineteenth-century Midwestern American Jewish history. She analyzed tax policy at the Congressional Budget Office and taught economics at Vassar College. As an outgrowth of her work in Kansas City’s Jewish community, she became fascinated with the history of American Jewish philanthropy.  Cynthia recently traced families of 1100 Jews who lived in Quincy, Illinois. She received the American Jewish Archives’ Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship. She was a fellow at the American Jewish Archives in 2015-2016, and has published extensively, including in American Jewish History and Heritage. Her main field of interest is the study of 19th century American Jewish women’s benevolence. She also currently serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society.  Cynthia grew up in Schenectady, NY, and lived in California, Virginia, Connecticut, Kansas and Massachusetts before she and her husband moved to Denver in 2016.
 



Sunday, April 22
Comparison of the Main Genealogy Websites with review of JewishGen, with Sunny Morton  (Programs)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Please note that this session is open to the public though there is a $10 admission charge for nonmembers.
 
Also please note the start time of 9:00 am and that the program will run until 1:00 pm



Sunday, May 6
Gravestones and Major Changes to Find a Grave and Billion Graves with Dina Carson  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
TBD
This session is open to the public at no charge.
 
Please note the start time of 9:30 am, which is intended to allow 30 minutes for networking with fellow attendees.



Sunday, June 10
Annual Meeting of the JGSCO with Brunch, Awards, Elections and Special Events  (Programs)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Further information to be provided.