JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Oregon: Monthly Meetings resume September 19th #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

Notice of September Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, September 19, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Neveh Shalom Congregation
2900 Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon
(Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/North on Dosch Rd/Right on Peaceful Lane)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to our September monthly meeting.

A Curator Looks at Genealogy
Two important local Jewish groups share their mutual interests.
presented by Anne LeVant Prahl

Anne LeVant Prahl is the collections curator at the Oregon Jewish Museum
where she has been involved since 1993. She holds a Masters Degree in
Museum Studies >from the University of Texas, Austin and an undergraduate
degree in Linguistic Anthropology >from Oberlin College. She has worked
with small museum collections across the country. Ms. Prahl received her
archival training with the National Park Service’s Museum Branch in
Boston where she processed the holdings of Americans who lived in New
England >from 1650 to 1950. At the Oregon Jewish Museum, Ms. Prahl
manages the archival and material culture collections of the museum,
ensuring that they are available to researchers. She also oversees the
Oral History Project that documents the lives of Oregonians in their own

Ms. Prahl will speak on the connections between museums’ material
culture collections and genealogical research. Material culture has long
been overlooked by genealogists as a source rich in information on
family members. She will discuss how curators can be of use to
researchers and how researchers can help to fill in the gaps in museum
collection documentation.

This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door
are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost.
Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

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e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at:, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

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