Genealogy

Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group 

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Next Meeting: Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:00-3:00 P.M. - "Exploring JewishGen's InfoFiles," and mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

JewishGen's InfoFiles is a resource that one should revisit frequently as one's research progresses. It serves as a definitive reference for Jewish genealogy. We'll explore some of the most useful, most frequently used and less well-known documents.

Genealogy Group Meeting Schedule, 2016-2017

Sunday, September 18, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Report from the IAJGS Conference and mentoring session. Room 102 at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ.

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Dr. Janette Silverman speaking on "Ukraine SIG - What it is and is not." Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Emily Garber will speak on "Jewish Genealogy Best Practices: Back to the Basics." We will also host a mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - A special presentation by Pittsburgh Jewish genealogist Tammy Hepps. "The Ancestor Deep Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There is Possibly to Know About Your Ancestor." Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:00-3:00 P.M. - "Exploring JewishGen's InfoFiles" and mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, May 7, 2017 1:00-3:00 P.M. - TBA and mentoring session. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Other Genealogy Events
Check out the different sections of the Family History Society of Arizona. They meet monthly at six locations around the Valley. http://www.fhsa.org/

Sign up for the FHSA Spring Seminar, March 10 and 11. You may register and pay via their website at http://www.fhsa.org. This year they have invited professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers and High-Definition Genealogy.

July 23-28, 2017 - Plan to attend the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida. For more information see: http://www.iajgs.org/blog/orlando-2017/
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