Date/Topic   SpeakerTopic
December 10, 2017

David Zendels: The Shuket Family Tree

-Debbie Long:  Great Chanukkah Gifts to Get the Kids in Your Family Interested in Their Ancestry

Barbara Freedman on her recent success story

Mike Kalt:  Jewish Heritage Buildings around the World

​and more.....

Annual Hanukkah Celebration

with TJGS members providing the program

January 14, 2018TBA
February 18, 2018Jarrett Ross on Sephardic genealogy and research
March 25, 2018Mike KaltNavigating the Jungle of Family Tree Websites and Programs

2018 Possible topics

 Using the International Tracing Service, 
a webinar with Zvi Bernhardt Zvi is the Deputy Director of the Hall

of Names Department and Deputy Director of the Reference 

and Information Department,

Archives Division

in Yad Vashem and serves as Yad Vashem`s liaison to JewishGen. 

Polish records/indexing

One on One Clinic:  guided assistance for TJGS members

Motive Matinee

Migration/Ports of Entry/Naturalization & Citizenship Records


Upcoming Events


Our Meetings are held at 6905 Fayetteville Road, Suite 204,

Durham, NC 27713

Our classroom is in the Fonville Morisey real estate school office

directly across from Ted's Montana Grill.  

Our classroom is on the second floor.

 If you need elevator access, you can find an elevator on the far north end of the two-building office complex, right by the nail salon.

Our plaza is across the street from SouthPoint Mall in the Renaissance shopping center

with Pier 1 Imports, David's Bridals, and REI.  

There is plenty of parking but the lot gets busy on weekends and holidays.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

1-3 p.m.

​Genealogy Software

Three presentations on FamilyTree Maker 2017 (the upgrades) (Debbie Long);

how to use Roots Magic (Mike Kalt); and how to use GENI (Jarrett Ross)

  • Debbie is the founder of TJGS and has provided numerous programs on Holocaust research.  She does not work for FamilyTree Maker but has provided presentations on using this software program and its latest updates.
  • Mike Kalt is the current president of TJGS and has provided many programs for our group.  His particular area of expertise is technology and genealogy.
  • Jarrett Ross began researching his own family history in 2009 while finishing his undergraduate degree. Since then he has built his own personal tree with over 7000 people, successfully connected with thousands of relatives all over the World, and has helped build hundreds of trees for people of varying ancestral backgrounds. Jarrett has found a specialty in Sephardic Jewish research with an emphasis on the Dutch Sephardim. He also specializes in Jewish Agricultural Societies of Southern New Jersey, Ashkenazi Jews, Jews in America, and Jews in the UK. Along with his specialties Jarrett writes a blog called "Sephardic Genealogy", which focuses on his Sephardic genealogy research. He also has a vlog called "GeneaVlogger" where Jarrett talks about his research, gives genealogy tips, interviews other genealogists, and shows different aspects of working in genealogy.

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