Community Events

Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington:  Finding Relatives in Russian Empire Records for Non-Russian Speakers Lara Diamond

Sunday, December 15, 1:00 pm at  Bender Jewish Community Center,  6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, Maryland

More and more Russian Empire records are becoming accessible online, but few are indexed. But for those who don’t speak Russian, browsing through the records in old-style Russian handwriting can be daunting. This talk will focus on how to identify, within various types of Russian Empire records, records relating to a researcher’s family, in spite of not having any Russian language background. The talk will also cover various sources for online Russian Empire documents and discuss how to leverage these for one’s own research. 1:00 pm is Schmooze and Mavens, 1:30 pm Meeting and Program.  Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members, $5 for non-members.

The Bethesda Historical Society:

Established in 2019, we are an organization of volunteers dedicated to sharing and reflecting on the history of the Bethesda, Maryland area and its diverse residents.  The Society plans to develop events and educational programs focusing on significant locations and important moments in our history.  To learn about our upcoming events, click here.

Do you like to plan events, collect memorabilia, research, or fund-raise? We are looking for fellow volunteers to help us preserve Bethesda memories while having fun at the same time!


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