Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvaks at the Jewish Genealogy Conference - August #lithuania
Linda Cantor <linda@...>
Have you registered yet to attend the Jewish Genealogy Conference in New
York, August 13-18? What are you waiting for? The Early Bird deadline
is May 15. (http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm)
We would like to point out to you some lectures that are of special interest
to those researching their Litvak heritage.
- LitvakSig's own Joel Ratner will be giving two talks on Lithuanian
records. The first talk is titled "LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing
Project" and the second talk is titled "Genealogical Records of the
- Howard Margol will be talking about the Latest Updates in Lithuanian
- Our guest >from Lithuania, Vilius Boytrius, will be providing an
outlook of the miscellaneous Lithuanian archival collections.
- It seems that some groups came to Lithuania and there were those who
left. Rose Lerer Cohen will be lecturing on "Sephardim in the Baltic
States-fact or fiction" and Joe Mankowitz will be speaking on the WW I
exile >from Lithuania to the Ukraine.
- The trio of Hoffman, Hoffman and Biederman will be talking about their
Recreation of the Lithuanian Shtetl of Ariogala.
- The lecture by David and Sonia Hoffman will cover researching your
Lithuania family >from 18th Grand Duchy records, while the lecture by
LitvakSIG Moderator Judy Baston on the Morgenthau Mission will cover
information connected to 1919 pogroms for a number of towns, including
Vilna and Lida.
All and all, a jammed-packed list of lectures, where you will be sure to
learn lots of new things.
So, what are you waiting for? Come to the website http://www.jgsny2006.org
and register now.
The two Litvak Conference Co-Chairs,
Linda Cantor and Hadassah Lipsius