Thomas F. Weiss
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
Genealogical Treasure Troves of Israel:
How to Use Them Here and There
Dr. Martha Lev-Zion
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Temple Reyim, Newton
Israel offers an amazing array of genealogical resources. In addition to major
repositories such as the Central Archives of the Jewish People, every kibbutz,
every association of Shoah survivors, every Jewish youth movement, every Jewish
organization, active or dormant, has an archive with priceless material. The
Israel Genealogical Society has posted on its website a thorough survey of
available archives in Israel. This talk will tell you which resources are likely
to be most useful to you (for example, the new Yad Vashem database), which ones
make their data available online, how to discover hidden ways to access online
databases, and how to use other internet facilities to plan in advance for a
research trip to Israel.
Dr. Martha Lev-Zion is an historian of modern European intellectual history. She
is the founder and president of the Israel Genealogical Society of the Negev,
serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, and was a key organizer of the IAJGS Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in Jerusalem last summer. She is a former president of the Latvia SIG
and a member of the steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She will be
happy to answer questions on Latvian and Courland research.
Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street (Route 16), Newton, is near Newton-Wellesley
Hospital and the Woodland stop on the Riverside Green Line, as well as a short
ride >from Route 128 at Exit 21.
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 6:30-9:00 PM
Research Workshop at the National Archives in
Waltham, 380 Trapelo Road
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 7:00-9:30 PM at Temple Reyim
"Genealogical Adventures in Poland" by Yale Reisner
(visiting >from Poland)