IGRA Meeting on June 28 in Ra'anana, Israel: Landsmanshaftn Records - a Resource for Genealogy Research #general


Elena Bazes
 

Tuesday, June 28th in Ra'anana, Israel

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

Avrohom Krauss will be speaking on Landsmanshaftn Records-a Resource for
Genealogy Research. Landsmanshaftn (hometown societies) or immigrant social
organizations existed >from the late nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century
and were located in places where Jews settled, such as the US, UK, South Africa,
Australia, South Africa and Israel. The organizations were formed by ex-residents
of the same locality, such as towns in Poland, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Germany,
Lithuania and Ukraine.

These organizations generated important, often underutilized records. This
session will explore landsmanshaftn records and demonstrate how a genealogist
can put them to good use. Even if your relative did not belong to a
landsmanshaftn group or did not live in a place that had such as group, research
may turn up previously unknown relatives >from the same town.

Avrohom Krauss, educator/rabbi/cantor, is a genealogist who specializes in
uniquely Jewish resources. His articles on landsmanshaft records, Jewish social
services, immigration research and date discrepancies have been published in
"Avotaynu." Krauss has given presentations at IGRA in Jerusalem and at IAJGS
conferences in Los Angeles, Paris, Boston, Salt Lake City and Jerusalem. He is
scheduled to speak at this year's conference in Seattle.

Location: Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana

Doors open at 19:00 Meeting begins at 19:30.

Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20

To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

For further details, contact Ingrid Rockberger: ingridr@...

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

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