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Last call for papers to the 2nd Annual IGS one day seminar #usa

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

Chaverim!
Only one month remains to hand in your proposals! Unfortunately our
deadline is inflexible because all members of the organising
committee are involved in the genealogy conference in New York and will be
unable to receive proposals for discussion after the ***10th of July. ***

The Israel Genealogical Society

Family Roots in The Land of Israel and in The World
Second Annual IGS Seminar on Jewish Genealogy

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to invite proposals from
potential speakers for the Second Annual One Day Seminar on Jewish
Genealogy. The seminar will be held on Monday, 20 November 2006 at
Beit Wolyn, Givatayim. The official language of the seminar will be
Hebrew, but presentations will be made in English as well.

This year's seminar will concentrate on the Military Aspect of our
families' lives.

Please note that preference will be given to those submitting
proposals related to that topic.

The emphasis of any presentation should include available resources
and should deal with availability and access to documentation.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:
Authors wishing to present a paper at the one day seminar are invited
to submit an abstract by e-mail ATTACHMENT in WORD FORMAT to Martha
Lev-Zion, or mail it on a diskette in WORD FORMAT to reach the One
Day Seminar Committee by
July 10, 2006, together with 3 original hard copies. Proposals,
whether accepted or declined, will not be returned. Make sure you
retain a copy of your proposal. Please note that lectures are limited
to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Email address: Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgu.ac.il>
Postal address: Yom Iyun, POB 786, 84965 Omer

Proposals Format:
If you plan to submit more than one proposal, please use a separate
page for each submission.

1. File format must be either Microsoft Word (*.DOC) or Rich Text
Format (*.RTF) only.
2. Abstracts may be written either in Hebrew or English, Times New
Roman font, 12 points and single-spaced. Please limit your submission
to 250 words.
3. Page margins are 2.5 cm (1 inch) >from each side.

At the end of your proposal, please state:
1. the language (Hebrew or English) in which you would prefer to
present your lecture.
2. if any equipment is required, such as a computer, projector or
overhead projector, please include those needs in your proposal. [We
advise lecturers to bring their own laptops].

DEADLINES:
10 July 2006 - Submission of abstracts
31 August 2006 - Notification of acceptance

Martha Lev-Zion for the Organising Committee
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2006/index.html


Early American SIG #USA Last call for papers to the 2nd Annual IGS one day seminar #usa

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

Chaverim!
Only one month remains to hand in your proposals! Unfortunately our
deadline is inflexible because all members of the organising
committee are involved in the genealogy conference in New York and will be
unable to receive proposals for discussion after the ***10th of July. ***

The Israel Genealogical Society

Family Roots in The Land of Israel and in The World
Second Annual IGS Seminar on Jewish Genealogy

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to invite proposals from
potential speakers for the Second Annual One Day Seminar on Jewish
Genealogy. The seminar will be held on Monday, 20 November 2006 at
Beit Wolyn, Givatayim. The official language of the seminar will be
Hebrew, but presentations will be made in English as well.

This year's seminar will concentrate on the Military Aspect of our
families' lives.

Please note that preference will be given to those submitting
proposals related to that topic.

The emphasis of any presentation should include available resources
and should deal with availability and access to documentation.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:
Authors wishing to present a paper at the one day seminar are invited
to submit an abstract by e-mail ATTACHMENT in WORD FORMAT to Martha
Lev-Zion, or mail it on a diskette in WORD FORMAT to reach the One
Day Seminar Committee by
July 10, 2006, together with 3 original hard copies. Proposals,
whether accepted or declined, will not be returned. Make sure you
retain a copy of your proposal. Please note that lectures are limited
to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Email address: Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgu.ac.il>
Postal address: Yom Iyun, POB 786, 84965 Omer

Proposals Format:
If you plan to submit more than one proposal, please use a separate
page for each submission.

1. File format must be either Microsoft Word (*.DOC) or Rich Text
Format (*.RTF) only.
2. Abstracts may be written either in Hebrew or English, Times New
Roman font, 12 points and single-spaced. Please limit your submission
to 250 words.
3. Page margins are 2.5 cm (1 inch) >from each side.

At the end of your proposal, please state:
1. the language (Hebrew or English) in which you would prefer to
present your lecture.
2. if any equipment is required, such as a computer, projector or
overhead projector, please include those needs in your proposal. [We
advise lecturers to bring their own laptops].

DEADLINES:
10 July 2006 - Submission of abstracts
31 August 2006 - Notification of acceptance

Martha Lev-Zion for the Organising Committee
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2006/index.html


Kishinev Surname Lists #germany

Marcus Poulin <nanophotonic@...>
 

Hello list I was wondering if anyone knew of a possible online source
for the Jewish Surnames of the victims in the Kishinev pogrom?

Certainly not just a German-Jewish concern but a possible German Jews
from Russia topic. Maybe a new SIG should be formed as well? Sincerely all,
Marcus Poulin Spokane, WA U.S. <nanophotonic@comcast.net>

Researching (OBERT, OBERSTEIN) Germany


German SIG #Germany Kishinev Surname Lists #germany

Marcus Poulin <nanophotonic@...>
 

Hello list I was wondering if anyone knew of a possible online source
for the Jewish Surnames of the victims in the Kishinev pogrom?

Certainly not just a German-Jewish concern but a possible German Jews
from Russia topic. Maybe a new SIG should be formed as well? Sincerely all,
Marcus Poulin Spokane, WA U.S. <nanophotonic@comcast.net>

Researching (OBERT, OBERSTEIN) Germany


Re: Peder Jensen v. Post & Ane Hansdatter, Kalundborg #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Is there away to learn about a Jewish family in the Kalundborg, Denmark
area in the early 1800's?
I suggest that you contact the Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Peder Jensen v. Post & Ane Hansdatter, Kalundborg #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Is there away to learn about a Jewish family in the Kalundborg, Denmark
area in the early 1800's?
I suggest that you contact the Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Birth certificates in Australia, 1860s #general

Zvi Frank
 

Dear All,
I am trying to get hold of birth certificates of my family in
Sidney Australia born in the 1860's . Are these available?
Zvi frank


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth certificates in Australia, 1860s #general

Zvi Frank
 

Dear All,
I am trying to get hold of birth certificates of my family in
Sidney Australia born in the 1860's . Are these available?
Zvi frank


Re: 21st. St. Cemetery revisited--not to worry! #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/11/2006 9:23:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mimisimon@att.net writes:

<< The article was about damage to tombstones in the 21st St. Cemetery in
New York City, a cemetery belonging to congregation Shearith Israel, also
known as the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. >>

==Don't panic, folks. The damage apparently was not serious. Apparently
particles of cement and mortar in the air, settling down on moist, cold stones.
The article said extra precautions were being taken, and the
builders/developers of the condo conversion would take care of any repairs
at the direction of the synagogue's architect.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 21st. St. Cemetery revisited--not to worry! #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/11/2006 9:23:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mimisimon@att.net writes:

<< The article was about damage to tombstones in the 21st St. Cemetery in
New York City, a cemetery belonging to congregation Shearith Israel, also
known as the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. >>

==Don't panic, folks. The damage apparently was not serious. Apparently
particles of cement and mortar in the air, settling down on moist, cold stones.
The article said extra precautions were being taken, and the
builders/developers of the condo conversion would take care of any repairs
at the direction of the synagogue's architect.

Michael Bernet, New York


Pending US federal legislation would cripple genealogical research #general

Dick Plotz
 

Proposed regulations stemming >from the Intelligence Reform and
Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 would bar virtually all access to
vital records in the US for up to 100 years. States would not be
"required" to operate according to these regulations, but residents of
states that didn't would be barred >from essential federal government
services, so in practice no state could refuse.

For further information, see the article "Information is Power,"
<http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2488>. I don't know
any more about this than it says in the article, so if you want to
know more, don't ask me.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pending US federal legislation would cripple genealogical research #general

Dick Plotz
 

Proposed regulations stemming >from the Intelligence Reform and
Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 would bar virtually all access to
vital records in the US for up to 100 years. States would not be
"required" to operate according to these regulations, but residents of
states that didn't would be barred >from essential federal government
services, so in practice no state could refuse.

For further information, see the article "Information is Power,"
<http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2488>. I don't know
any more about this than it says in the article, so if you want to
know more, don't ask me.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


JGS Sacramento June 19 Meeting - Making the Most of Cemetery Research #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento

Topic: Making the Most of Cemetery Research

When: Monday, June 19, 2006, 7 p.m.

Where: Albert Einstein Residence Center
1935 Wright St.
Sacramento, CA

Are you getting the most out of your cemetery
research? Join us as Pam Dallas tells us how to
conduct cemetery research >from home, prepare for a
cemetery visit and obtain more information during your
visit. Related records will be discussed as well as
how to understand and use all the clues >from your
research.

“A cemetery is more than just the final resting place
of our loved ones,” Pam says. “It’s where we
commemorate their lives, mourn their passing, pay
tribute to our heritage, reaffirm our faith, treasure
our memories and seek our history.“ Pam notes that
lifestyle, nationality, occupation and even
personality can be studied via cemetery and tombstone
research.

Pam Dallas is a longtime Sacramento area genealogist
and speaker at many local and national conferences.
All are welcome to attend June 19 at the Albert
Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St.,
Sacramento. For more information about the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Sacramento, visit
www.jgss.org, e-mail the JGSS at
jgs_sacramento@yahoo.com or leave a message at
916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Sacramento June 19 Meeting - Making the Most of Cemetery Research #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento

Topic: Making the Most of Cemetery Research

When: Monday, June 19, 2006, 7 p.m.

Where: Albert Einstein Residence Center
1935 Wright St.
Sacramento, CA

Are you getting the most out of your cemetery
research? Join us as Pam Dallas tells us how to
conduct cemetery research >from home, prepare for a
cemetery visit and obtain more information during your
visit. Related records will be discussed as well as
how to understand and use all the clues >from your
research.

“A cemetery is more than just the final resting place
of our loved ones,” Pam says. “It’s where we
commemorate their lives, mourn their passing, pay
tribute to our heritage, reaffirm our faith, treasure
our memories and seek our history.“ Pam notes that
lifestyle, nationality, occupation and even
personality can be studied via cemetery and tombstone
research.

Pam Dallas is a longtime Sacramento area genealogist
and speaker at many local and national conferences.
All are welcome to attend June 19 at the Albert
Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St.,
Sacramento. For more information about the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Sacramento, visit
www.jgss.org, e-mail the JGSS at
jgs_sacramento@yahoo.com or leave a message at
916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou


JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area -AGM & Ellen Scheinberg - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. #general

HamiltonJewishGen <jgsh@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area Meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
AGM +
Speaker: Ellen Scheinberg - Ontario Jewish Archives
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

We are happy to welcome Ellen Scheinberg as our speaker. Ms Scheinberg is
Director of The Ontario Jewish Archives, a department of the UJA Federation
of Greater Toronto which was established in 1973. The Archives is
responsible for acquiring, preserving and making available documentary
sources related to the Ontario Jewish community. Ms Scheinberg will acquaint
us with holdings which may be useful for our genealogical searches.

We will also hold our Annual General Meeting prior to introducing Ms.
Scheinberg. Please remember that only current members (those who have
renewed or are new members) will be able to vote. If you would like to join
us you can do so at this Wednesday's meeting. We are working on plans which
we hope will create a very exciting year for all our members.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday.

Hazel Boon
President
Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area
www.jgsh.org
jgsh@cogeco.ca
president@jgsh.org

The Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area (JGS - H&A) is a
non-profit organization that is run by members for members. Membership in
JGS - H&A is open to all regardless of religious affiliation or level of
experience. We have members who are just beginning their journeys as well as
some who are published genealogists. Membership fees are only $25 for the
year (May 1, 2006 - April 30, 2007). Admission for non - members is $5
which will be applied when joining in the same membership year. These fees
help to defray the costs of running our meetings.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area -AGM & Ellen Scheinberg - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. #general

HamiltonJewishGen <jgsh@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area Meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
AGM +
Speaker: Ellen Scheinberg - Ontario Jewish Archives
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

We are happy to welcome Ellen Scheinberg as our speaker. Ms Scheinberg is
Director of The Ontario Jewish Archives, a department of the UJA Federation
of Greater Toronto which was established in 1973. The Archives is
responsible for acquiring, preserving and making available documentary
sources related to the Ontario Jewish community. Ms Scheinberg will acquaint
us with holdings which may be useful for our genealogical searches.

We will also hold our Annual General Meeting prior to introducing Ms.
Scheinberg. Please remember that only current members (those who have
renewed or are new members) will be able to vote. If you would like to join
us you can do so at this Wednesday's meeting. We are working on plans which
we hope will create a very exciting year for all our members.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday.

Hazel Boon
President
Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area
www.jgsh.org
jgsh@cogeco.ca
president@jgsh.org

The Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area (JGS - H&A) is a
non-profit organization that is run by members for members. Membership in
JGS - H&A is open to all regardless of religious affiliation or level of
experience. We have members who are just beginning their journeys as well as
some who are published genealogists. Membership fees are only $25 for the
year (May 1, 2006 - April 30, 2007). Admission for non - members is $5
which will be applied when joining in the same membership year. These fees
help to defray the costs of running our meetings.


Post WW1 Polish citizenship #galicia

Peter Barber <peter_barber@...>
 

I hope I might be allowed to add a little 'hard' information. My family
originated in Galicia, but moved to Austrian Silesia (now in the Czech
Republic) in 1880 when my grandfather and his younger brother were still
quite small. Officially, though, they remained registered ('zustaendig') in
Dankowice in what in 1918 became Poland.

I suspect that the details of the provisions relating to nationality change
in the Versailles treaties did not receive much publicity in the area of the
former monarchy and that decisions about nationality were not taken when
there was the opportunity. It was only some years later that both
brothers became aware of the consequences of having acquired or been
allocated Polish citizenship. They had both lost their livelihoods in the
wake of the fall of the Monarchy (my grandfather's Tabaktrafik was handed
over to a Czech and a Czech replaced his brother as manager of a state
enterprise). >from the early 1920s onwards both desperately and repeatedly
tried to obtain Czech citizenship in order to be better placed when trying
to find jobs, but to no avail. My father, who had been born in Moravia, had
a fairly hard time obtaining Czech nationality too, but he did eventually
succeed.

One might conclude:

1. After 1918 your nationality was determined not be where you actuallly
lived but by where your family was registered unless within a relatively
short period you exercised your option to select another nationality.
2. Little information was passed on to the numerous people affected who
found themselves living in countries of which they were not citizens.
3. Bureaucrats sometimes took advantage of the situation to be spiteful.

Peter Barber

London, UK


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Post WW1 Polish citizenship #galicia

Peter Barber <peter_barber@...>
 

I hope I might be allowed to add a little 'hard' information. My family
originated in Galicia, but moved to Austrian Silesia (now in the Czech
Republic) in 1880 when my grandfather and his younger brother were still
quite small. Officially, though, they remained registered ('zustaendig') in
Dankowice in what in 1918 became Poland.

I suspect that the details of the provisions relating to nationality change
in the Versailles treaties did not receive much publicity in the area of the
former monarchy and that decisions about nationality were not taken when
there was the opportunity. It was only some years later that both
brothers became aware of the consequences of having acquired or been
allocated Polish citizenship. They had both lost their livelihoods in the
wake of the fall of the Monarchy (my grandfather's Tabaktrafik was handed
over to a Czech and a Czech replaced his brother as manager of a state
enterprise). >from the early 1920s onwards both desperately and repeatedly
tried to obtain Czech citizenship in order to be better placed when trying
to find jobs, but to no avail. My father, who had been born in Moravia, had
a fairly hard time obtaining Czech nationality too, but he did eventually
succeed.

One might conclude:

1. After 1918 your nationality was determined not be where you actuallly
lived but by where your family was registered unless within a relatively
short period you exercised your option to select another nationality.
2. Little information was passed on to the numerous people affected who
found themselves living in countries of which they were not citizens.
3. Bureaucrats sometimes took advantage of the situation to be spiteful.

Peter Barber

London, UK


Polish Passport post WW1 #galicia

Eleanor Platt QC <ateu54@...>
 

The Polish passport of my father-in law saved my husband his brothers and
probably his parents too. They remained in Berlin until August 1939, his
father having been tipped off about the Polish repatriation in 1938 and was
absent >from home.
The brothers arrived in England on the 23 August 1939 and the parents made
it a week later.
Eleanor Lind
London


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish Passport post WW1 #galicia

Eleanor Platt QC <ateu54@...>
 

The Polish passport of my father-in law saved my husband his brothers and
probably his parents too. They remained in Berlin until August 1939, his
father having been tipped off about the Polish repatriation in 1938 and was
absent >from home.
The brothers arrived in England on the 23 August 1939 and the parents made
it a week later.
Eleanor Lind
London