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Some books on Armenian Genealogy and Armenian Americans at the Newton Free Library.

Some books on Armenian Genealogy and Armenian Americans at the Newton Free Library.

Do you have ancestral roots in Armenia?  Would you like to learn more about tracing them? Consider coming to the conference being held at the Armenian Museum and Library of American in Watertown, MA on April 9th and 10th. A conference is the perfect place to take workshops and to meet experienced researchers who can help you.  And this will be your first opportunity ever to attend a conference dedicated solely to Armenian family research. If you made inquires in the past and were told Armenian records do not exist, they do. Advances in technology have made items available that were thought to be totally inaccessible. Want more information? I have listed some links below.  I would, however, start with this excellent article “Tracing Family Roots: First Armenian Genealogy Conference Planned for April” written by the staff of the Armenian Weekly in Watertown. It gives you a very good idea of what to expect at the conference. Just click on the title above and you can read the article for yourself.

Additional sources with links.

Dick Eastman’s Posting: http://blog.eogn.com/2016/02/22/first-armenian-genealogy-conference-planned-for-april/#more-12142

Conference Website: https://www.armeniangenealogyconference.com

Conference Schedule: https://www.armeniangenealogyconference.com/schedule

Armenian Museum and Library of America in Watertown, MA: http://www.armenianmuseum.org

Armenian Genealogy Group on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Armeniangenealogy/?fref=ts You will have to log in with your own Facebook account to get access.

The map below gives you an idea of the breadth of the world wide settlement from the Armenian diaspora.

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

Map Attribution from Wikimedia Common: By en:User:Yerevanci (en:Armenian population by country) [CC CY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

 

vea/11 March 2016
Newton Free Library
Newton, Mass
Library website:  http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net
Genealogy blog:  https://thecuriousgenealogist.wordpress.com
Genealogy LibGuide:  http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/genealogy

 

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Tailors of TomaszowOn Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm, there will be a program on The Lost Society of Polish Jewry. The program centers on The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews. The book was researched and written by Allan Chernoff and his mother, Rena Margulies Chernoff.  Mr. Chernoff will be the presenter. His mother, Rena Chernoff, is among the youngest survivors of the holocaust. The work is a communal memoir and history that begins by describing the prewar life of Tomaszow and its vibrant Jewish community. It then goes on to describe the mounting terror that was part of the systematic destruction of this same community during World War II. How did a small remnant of Tomaszow Jews survive first the Nazi occupation and then the concentration camps?  In the lecture, Mr. Chernoff will examine myths of the Holocaust and explore difficult questions such as: Why were most Jews poorly prepared to resist the Nazis? How did some survive? Heidi Urich, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, will speak about the programs and resources available at the JGSGB. Reference librarian Ginny Audet, will briefly discuss Holocaust-related books owned by the Newton Free Library. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

If you come into the library during the month of November, be sure to check the display that was put together about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston in conjunction with the Chernoff lecture .  It will be in the display windows as you walk into the Reference area of the Atrium just off the front lobby of the library.  The JGSGB has put together an impressive display.

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Newton Free Library
Newton, Mass
Library website:  http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net
Genealogy blog:  https://thecuriousgenealogist.wordpress.com
Genealogy LibGuide:  http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/genealogy

 

 

 

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