JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Celebrates 4th Anniversary with Warren Blatt as Speaker-August 30 #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV)--California, USA Sunday, August 30, 2009 at
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Program: The Topic: "Jewish Given Names" and
Klutzmer (not Klezmer) Band Playing Eastern European Music

JGSCV is celebrating its 4th anniversary!

Learn why "Mordechai Yehuda" is also "Mortka Leib" is also "Max". An
introduction to Jewish given names (first names), focusing on practical
issues for genealogical research. Our ancestors each had many different
given names and nicknames, in various languages and alphabets -- this can
make Jewish genealogical research difficult. This presentation will teach
you about the history and patterns of Jewish first names, and how to
recognize your ancestors' names in genealogical sources.

Speaker: Warren Blatt, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, JewishGen,
an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and founding member and
board member of JGSCV . He is the author of Resources
for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area; and co-author of Getting Started in
Jewish Genealogy.

Also: Be entertained by the Klutzmer Band (no, not Klezmer), playing Eastern
European music.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is
co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website
for directions and more information:

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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