Genealogy

Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group 
2017-18 Meeting Schedule

Next Meeting : Sunday, May 68, 2018, 2:00-4:00 P.M. at the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
(122 E. Culver St, Phoenix, AZ) [Please note the new place and time]


Ann Marie Williamson will deliver the talk, "Finding My Father, Finding Myself."

Ann Marie was adopted amost 48 years ago from a Catholic adoption agency in Brooklyn, NY. Twenty-four years ago, without the use of DNA, she found her mother. Unfortunately, her mother gave Ann Marie no information about her father. With no clues, Ann Mare though she'd never find him. But recently, after doing DNA testing, she discovered she is genetically half Ashkenazi Jewish.

Ann Marie will share the ups and downs of her journey and demonstrate how she used DNA results, along with genealogy document research, to trace her father's family and discover his identity.

This event will start at 2:00 PM [after the Arizona Jewish Historical Society's Annual Meeting]. Admission is free.

Genealogy Group Meeting Schedule, 2017-2018

Sunday,  October 8, 2017, 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, November 12, 2017, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Judi Gyory Missel will speak on her recent root trip to Hungary. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Ettie Zilber will speak about her recent roots trip to Lithuania and Ukraine. Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:00-5:00 P.M. [NOTE time change] - Lara Diamond, Special presentation on Jewish genetic genealogy. Rooms 103 and 104, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:00-3:00 P.M.
- Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:00-3:00 P.M. - Emily Garber will present, "Learning Our Craft: Online Opportunities for Improving Our research Skills." Room 102, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00-4:00 P.M. [NOTE time and place change] - Ann Marie Williamson will present, "Finding My father, Finding Myself," in the cottage at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver, Phoenix, AZ.

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/ . The FHSA's Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 and will feature Dr. Thomas W. Jones.

August 5-10, 2018 - Plan to attend the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 2018 conference in Warsaw, Poland. For more information see the IAJGS 2018 conference website.
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