More than 45 Hungarian SIG supporters attended the 2005 IAJGS
conference in Las Vegas last week. In addition to the Hungarian SIG
luncheon and business meeting, there were a number of sessions of
interest those of us researching roots in Hungary as well as formerly
Hungarian-speaking areas of Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, and
nearby regions. We will be uploading to the H-SIG website the handout
that Pamela Weisberger produced for the H-SIG luncheon panel on shtetl
trips. Watch for reports on other sessions and activities including
info >from Carol Robinson's presentation on new H-SIG research projects.
If you have family >from Sub-Carpathia, you'll be excited to learn that
this group met and is ready to launch projects for those with roots in
this large area that is generally south of the Carpathian mountains in
presentday Ukraine, Romania, and Slovakia. Contact Alfred Klein at
<email@example.com> to sign up. If you're not sure whether your
family is >from this area, send an e-mail to H-SIG with the name of your
shtetl and we'll check the maps.
We're grateful to Jordan Auslander for donating two copies of his new
Genealogical Gazetteer for the Kingdom of Hungary (Avotaynu, 2005) that we raffled off
to H-SIG donors. In addition, H-SIG members approved the transfer of
$800 in H-SIG general operation funds to JewishGen to help support
maintenance of the All-Hungary Database and other JewishGen resources.
At the JewishGen meeting on Tuesday night we were treated to a preview
of the new filters that will make it easier to search JewishGen
databases. Check out the JewishGen databases for more info. Some of
these new features will only be available to those who donate $100 and
more the JewishGen--definitely worth the investment!
If you attended and took notes at any of the sessions that may be of
interest to H-SIG subscribers, please send a report to H-SIG and we'll
send to the list. I will try to find time to pull together my own
notes before I take off for a trip to Hungary and Slovakia next month.
We had a grand time and look forward to our next together at the IAJGS
Conference in NYC next year.
Vivian Kahn, H-SIG Coordinator