Thursday, November 1, 2018

A response to the Pittsburgh Tragedy

A response to the Pittsburgh Tragedy We are heartbroken by the tragic and senseless violence that unfolded this past Shabbat morning at the Tree of Life (L’Simcha) Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. To the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, we are grieving with you. We know your community will come together to honor those who lost their lives and suffered injuries. When I saw the name of the Congregation it brought to mind a prayer from the Union Prayer Book on returning the Torah to the Ark on Rosh Hashanah morning; “It is a tree of life to them who hold fast to it. Its ways are ways of pleasantness and all its paths are peace. Turn Thou us unto Thee, O Lord, and we shall be restored; renew our days of old.” As a genealogist, when I thought further about the name of the Congregation, Tree of Life (L'Simcah) Synagogue. Building my family tree and learning my family’s history, I understand and more fully appreciate my heritage. It is most certainly my Tree of Life.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Free genealogical event with Richard Rosenstock!


What a great place to review the various genealogical databases! This free event is for all levels - the beginner looking to start their genealogical journey or the more experienced who wishes to keep abreast with what's new with the various databases.

Will see you there!
Kathleen Brandt, a3Genealogy 
Board Member of JGSGKC

Thursday, July 26, 2018

July Program: Researching German Family History



Researching German Family History
Iveta Blahútová is a Genealogy Research Analyst at the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) in Independence, Missouri.  She has been interested in genealogy for many years. Beginning in 2011 Iveta has been assisting patrons of MGC with their genealogy research, especially those with a connection to Central and Eastern Europe.

She is also a moderator of the German Genealogy Discussion Group established at MGC. Her newest class is Researching Your German Ancestor (German Research A – Z). Iveta fully embraced this new direction in her career. There is always something new to learn, either by tracing her own family tree, or by exploring the resources MGC has to offer.

Coming from former Czechoslovakia, she has lived in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She is a graduate of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Law. Her focus since high school years has always been history, social studies, law, history of law, old manuscript, languages, and lately etymology.

She is an active member of the Czech and Slovak Club of Greater Kansas City. In addition, she is a member of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her hobbies are reading, mountain hiking, and cross-country skiing.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lessons in Jewish DNA - Pickholtz

Join us for this free event 2 May 2018, 6:00PM
Israel Pickholtz will be sharing tips, hints, and successes 
in Jewish DNA!  


Print flyer here for more information!

Dear Members and Friends,

A reminder to meet and hear Israel Pickholtz, 2 May 2018, at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212.

We are looking forward to seeing your there.
Richard “Dick” Rosenstock
The Family History Sleuth
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Kansas City
(H) 913-888-8521  (C&T) 913-302-1246
Mailto: Richard@Rosenstock.net

Sunday, April 15, 2018

“Researching our Recent Roots" - Genealogy

 Free Genealogy Program
JGSGKC



Dear Members and Friends,

A reminder to meet and hear Dr. Stephen Cohen, Monday April 16th,  6:00 PM at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212.

“Researching our Recent Roots"

Stephen will present an introduction to Jewish genealogy, using his own family as an example, working through the various eras of research: pre-internet, early internet, present times.

We are looking forward to seeing your there.

Richard “Dick” Rosenstock
The Family History Sleuth
Researching the Kaufmann, Rosenstock, Sixta & Field Families
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Kansas City, Interim President, Webmaster
(H) 913-888-8521  (C&T) 913-302-1246
Mailto: Richard@Rosenstock.net

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Book: Young Person's Jewish Genealogy Workshop by S. Cohen


Two Weeks to Go!

By now you probably know how excited we are to host Dr. Steven Cohen for our 16 April 2018 Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Kansas City (JGSGKC) meeting 
at the Johnson County Library
Central Resource at 6:00pm
9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212 

Mark your calendar and join us there!

A response to the Pittsburgh Tragedy

A response to the Pittsburgh Tragedy We are heartbroken by the tragic and senseless violence that unfolded this past Shabbat morning at th...