Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado and co-sponsored by the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s JAAMM Festival, Ellen Beller Glass, Feldman Mortuary, Mount Nebo Memorial Park, and NAI Shames Makovsky.

New This Year! Two tracks offered for Beginner and Intermediate Researchers

Keynote Lecture with Emily Garber: Planning for Success: A Strategy for Effective Family History Research



Beginning Track Lectures led by Nancy Adelson:


Essentials of Genealogy Part 1


Essentials of Genealogy Part II


Troubleshooting for Beginners Q&A Panel



Intermediate Track Lectures led by Emily Garber:


Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity


When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques


Beyond the Manifest: Methods for Confirming One’s Ancestral Origins

**Everyone is invited to attend the Keynote Lecture and then select from two tracks to attend beginner or intermediate-level lectures throughout the day**

TimeBeginner TrackIntermediate Track
8:00 – 9:00 amRegistration; Kosher Breakfast Catered by Albert Cohen
9:00 – 9:15 amAnnouncements, Sponsors, Introductions
9:15 – 10:15 amKeynote Address with Emily Garber
10:15 – 10:30 amBreak
10:30 – 11:45 am“Essentials of Researching Jewish Genealogy Part I”“Conflict Management: Evaluating Evidence of Identity”
11:45 – 1:15 amKosher Lunch Catered by Albert Cohen; Door Prizes
1:15 – 2:30 pm“Essentials of Researching Jewish Genealogy Part II”“When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques”
2:30 – 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 – 4:00 pm“Troubleshooting for Beginners Q&A Panel”“Beyond the Manifest: Methods for Confirming One’s Ancestral Origins”
About the Presenters:

Emily Garber is a writer, researcher, and lecturer who has studied her Jewish ancestry since 2007 in the USA and Europe. She holds a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and is a moderator for the JewishGen Discussion Group. Emily is a blogger, contributing author for Avotaynu, chairs the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, and owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services.

Nancy Adelson is a founding member and past president of JGS Washington State. She is a former GerSIG Director and was IAJGS Conference Program Co-Chair in 2013. Nancy has researched 10,800+ members for her Sephardic and eastern and western European families to the early 1700s, and she wrote a book about her father, “A New York City Boy.”

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