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

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@013.net

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

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