JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGS Negev Programs #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>

The Israel Genealogical Society of the Negev would be pleased to have
you join us for our monthly meetings if you happen to be in Israel at
the right time!!

Meeting Announcement - November 2005

Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "
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The next meeting of the IGS-Negev branch will take place:
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005

Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)

Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit

Our speaker will be: David Waldman. He is an expert in photo
and document restoration.

"Everything you want to know but didn't know how to ask about old
photo and document restoration and preservation."

Anytime you want to see what lectures are being given around the
country, you can always log onto the IGS website:

Also a reminder of the Yom Iyun, the one day seminar, at Beit Hatefutsot
which will take place on Monday, 28 November 2005.

For a schedule, registration form, abstracts of the talks and bios of
the speakers, please go to:

All the information is downloadable in both Hebrew and English.

Future programs:

Extra special and exceptionally on a Thursday: 1 December 2005 -
Karen S. Franklin. The lecture will be in English.
"Solving the Mystery of the Cane Handle: Utilizing the Collection of
the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives for
Family History Research"

Karen S. Franklin creates a web of intrigue as she describes how she
utilized documents >from the Archives and other resources to
reconstruct the Brylawski family history and trace the meaning of a
cane handle she purchased at auction for William Wolf of Washington,
DC. The cane handle was given in honor of Wolf's ancestor, Julius A.
Brylawski in 1886 for service to his synagogue, Anshe Emeth of
Philadelphia (the congregation was dissolved in 1893). Also featured
in this powerpoint lecture will be other documents found in
connection with the research, including correspondence with Senator
Barry Goldwater describing gambling debts >from their 19th century
mutual ancestors.

4 January 2006 - Elinore Rasco: ">from dust, ashes and no hope to
miraculously concrete family information". Join Elinore as she takes
us through her excruciating 20 year journey >from sifting through the
murk of the Shoah to finally finding information on her grandfather's
family. Her experience could point the way for you to trace your
family in the Shoah and avoid the many pitfalls she stumbled and fell

1 February 2006 - Mordechai Ben Abir: "The Diary of Bachur Elia
Cabaillero, 186-- to 192--, >from Izmir" This amazing find that no
one could read because it was written in Hebrew letters but in words
from Spanish, Turkish, Ladino and Hebrew, records daily Jewish life
in Izmir and the perils of Jewish holidays for the community. If ever
you wondered how our ancestors lived, this diary and Ben Abir's
explanations are critical to that knowledge.

Martha Lev-Zion
President, IGS-Negev

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