Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch meeting *Thursday*, 1 December 2005 #general
Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
Shalom, Chaverim! We have been so busy with the Yom Iyun that I
almost forgot to send out a reminder about our December meeting. We
have changed the day, for this one meeting, to Thursday, 1 December
2005, so we could accommodate our exciting speaker, who is coming
from the USA.Karen Franklin's talk will be in English:
"Solving the Mystery of the Cane Handle: Utilizing the Collection
of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives for
Family History Research"
Karen S. Franklin creates a web of intrigue as she describes how she
utilized documents >from the Archives and other resources to
reconstruct the Brylawski family history and trace the meaning of a
cane handle she purchased at auction for William Wolf of Washington,
DC. The cane handle was given in honor of Wolf's ancestor, Julius A.
Brylawski in 1886 for service to his synagogue, Anshe Emeth of
Philadelphia (the congregation was dissolved in 1893). Also featured
in this powerpoint lecture will be other documents found in
connection with the research, including correspondence with Senator
Barry Goldwater describing gambling debts >from their 19th century
mutual ancestors. In her lecture, Karen Franklin will guide you
through different and unusual resources that might aid you in your
research for family in the USA.
You won't want to miss this program! Karen is director of the Family
Research department of the Leo Baeck Institute, which is located in
the Center for Jewish Studies in New York [a good thing to know
about if you intend to attend the NYC Conference in August!]; and is
also on the board of directors of Jewishgen. You will be able to ask
for any explanations or give any comments you may wish about these
places at this time as well.
This is a unique opportunity for all of us!
Time: 20:00 [There will be no early opening for the library on
Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit
Phones for further details or questions:
Martha Lev-Zion - 6460494
Shirley Rosen - 6422589
Anytime you want to see what lectures are being given around the
country, you can always log onto the IGS website:
Hope to see you tomorrow at the Yom Iyun at Beit Hatefutzot!