Dear Jewishgenners whose ancestors came >from what is now Belarus, or what
was included in the territory of Belarus during the 19th and 18th centuries
(i.e. when it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania):
Dave Fox, the Founder and former Coordinator of the Belarus SIG, will be in
Los Angeles on Sunday, October 23rd, and has made time available to meet with
the JGS Los Angeles in an informal gathering. This is an exciting
opportunity to learn first hand about the ongoing projects of the Belarus SIG.
We will also be able to meet each other and explore possibilities for a
local face-too-face Belarus interest group (17th-21st centuries).
Our plan is for this ongoing local group to explore research projects and
have more experienced Belarus researchers mentor those with less experience.
In the future, the JGSLA will be organizing other interest groups.
The first step is to determine how many people are interested and able to
attend the Belarus interest group meeting on Sunday afternoon, October 23rd -
and based on that, we can arrange for a meeting place. We will be gathering
information >from people in the Los Angeles area and summarizing it to share
with each other at the meeting.
You do not have to be a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los
Angeles in order to participate in this meeting, but you are invited to join.
Please respond to David Hoffman, at DBH12345@aol.com.
Member, Board of Directors, JGSLA