Members may be interested in the following materials received in recent weeks:
Mass-Pocha is the journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. In the February 2014 issue: "Do you have German Roots?' explores German genealogy in general, and resources specifically relating to Jews with German ancestry. It notes that the Germany of the early 20th century was vast compared with today, and recommends an atlas from that time period. Other articles treat research on Lithuania, Iberia (Spain), and Poland. The story of the Jewish community in Quincy MA is told, which is now all but gone.
The current New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Jan. 2014) lists research on the surnames Gleason, Sherman, Brenton, Sales, Butterworth, Coy, Harris, Cobb, and Fairbank. If one of these is in your tree, come have a look at this issue in the Genealogy Room!