November 12th at 7pm – Zoom program Thinking about organizing and displaying some of your old family photographs this season? Do you have sentimental photographs that you would like to share? Sharing photographs is a great way to bring people together and prompt some wonderful stories and memories. Sarah BeckRead More →

October 25, 2020, 11:00 am – In person JHSGH board member Kerri Provost will lead a small group on a tour through the Jewish areas of Hartford’s Zion Hill Cemetery. Highlights will include the grave sites of Rabbis Meyer Elkin and Isaac Mayer, the Auerbach and Fox families, and ofRead More →

  As the ongoing pandemic means that we spend some of our family time virtually – on Zoom or other platforms, why not take this unique opportunity to connect with relatives to learn more about your family history? Using a digital device is an easy way to record, share andRead More →

While gathering around the holiday table or just getting together, use this perfect opportunity to collect and document family history. Everyone can contribute by compiling questions and the younger generation can assist with the interview process. A few tips – Always prepare and test audio equipment Use words such asRead More →

Our 2019 debut item for Artifact of the Month is this adorable Corona XC-R Yiddish typewriter. The serial number 640285 dates this typewriter to 1929, when Smith & Corona Typewriters, Inc. was manufacturing portable folding typewriters popular with journalists and home users. The company’s 1920s manual boasts that its productRead More →