JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County September 11 Program: Manifest Destiny - Names at Ellis Island #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet on Sunday, 11 September >from 1:30-3:30 pm.Our meeting is
co-sponsored by and held at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

Topic: Manifest Destiny - Names at Ellis Island

Program: About 70% of immigrants to the U.S. during 1892 through 1924
came through the Ellis Island immigration station. The island's history
including the Wall of Honor, and the changing questions on ship manifest
forms will be shown. The pressures of the "Great Migration" eventually
led to immigration quotas. The persistent myth of name changes at Ellis
Island will be analyzed. About twenty percent of processed immigrants
ended up on detention/special inquiry sheets, and will be shown where
those can be found. Finally, all five (5!) of the ship name indexes will be

After this talk the audience should have a clear idea of the process the
immigrants went through, and a greater appreciation of the manifest as a
genealogy research tool. Original material will be displayed.

Speaker: Joel Weintraub is a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Professor
at California State University Fullerton and won awards for his science
teaching. He volunteered for nine years at the National Archives and
Records Administration. Joel created search tools for the U.S. and New
York City censuses that are freely available on the Steve Morse "One-Step"
website. He and Steve are currently developing locational tools for the
2022 release of the 1950 federal census. Joel has written and talked
on NYC and Federal census research, immigration and naturalization, Ellis
Island, biographical research, and Jewish genealogy topics.

Traveling Library will have category A and C books. To see which they
are you can check on our website under Library- traveling:

The Traveling Library will be available starting at 1:00 p.m.

Schmoozing Corner will be facilitated by Werner Frank JGSCV founding
member. The 'corner' starts at 1:10 PM

For directions and other information about JGSCV please see our website

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. The meeting is
open to the public.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you on 11 September

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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