The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts recently held their first joint program at the Goodenow Library in Sudbury. The program, “Polish Books of Residents and Other Valuable Polish Resources,” drew a large audience who came from as far away as New Hampshire and Pennsylvania for this special event.

Polish genealogical research experts Julian and Fay Bussgang described the many valuable genealogical resources in Poland beyond vital records, some of which are now available online. For Fay Bussgang’s two-page handout, “Useful Websites and Addresses for Polish Genealogical Research,” click here.

JGSGB’s next program is Galician Portraits: Jews, Gentiles and Emperors, on May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel in Newton. The speaker is Dr. Andrew Zalewski. For more information, go to jgsgb.org.

Fred Zimloch, president of the Polish Genealogical Society Massachusetts (PGSMA), Heidi Urich, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB), and speakers Fay and Julian Bussgang on May 1, 2016. (Courtesy photo)
Steve Gordon, leader of JGSGB’s Poland Special Interest Group, Howard Fink, web coordinator for JRI-Poland, and Leora Tec, founder and director of Bridge To Poland. Howard Fink donated the 1929 Polish Business Directory to the Poland Genealogical Society of Massachusetts Library. (Courtesy photo)
Front row: Meredith Hoffman (JGSGB), Barbara Kulig (PGSM), Terri Colelli, secretary of PGSMA, Norman Spencer, Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society (WMJGS). Back row: Fred Zimloch, president of PGSMA, Heidi Urich, president of JGSGB, Edward Dzielinski, director of PGSMA. (Courtesy photo)
Heidi Urich, president of JGSGB, and Barbara Kulig, treasurer of the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts. (Courtesy photo)

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