Date   

Newsweek article on DNA of Abraham's Children #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The June 3 issue of Newsweek has an article on the DNA of Abraham's Children
citing an analysis of Jewish genomes. The study finds:" Each Diaspora group
has distinctive genetic features "representative of each group's genetic
history," but each also "shares a set of common genetic threads" dating
back to their common origin in the Middle East. "Each of the Jewish
populations formed its own distinctive cluster, indicating the shared
ancestry and relative genetic isolation of the members of each of those
groups." To read the article go to:
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/03/the-dna-of-abraham-s-children.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA
Searching:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB -- Zambrow,Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,Slovakia
(formerly Hungary) MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: A reference to another report of this same research was
posted here yesterday. Please continue this discussion privately or on
JewishGen's Genealogy by Genetics (DNA) list.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Newsweek article on DNA of Abraham's Children #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The June 3 issue of Newsweek has an article on the DNA of Abraham's Children
citing an analysis of Jewish genomes. The study finds:" Each Diaspora group
has distinctive genetic features "representative of each group's genetic
history," but each also "shares a set of common genetic threads" dating
back to their common origin in the Middle East. "Each of the Jewish
populations formed its own distinctive cluster, indicating the shared
ancestry and relative genetic isolation of the members of each of those
groups." To read the article go to:
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/03/the-dna-of-abraham-s-children.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA
Searching:
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB -- Zambrow,Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,Slovakia
(formerly Hungary) MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: A reference to another report of this same research was
posted here yesterday. Please continue this discussion privately or on
JewishGen's Genealogy by Genetics (DNA) list.


1901 Ireland Census On-line #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported on this forum September 2009, and January 2010 the information
on the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census was in the process of being digitized and
the 1911 Census was posted last September. All 32 counties of the 1901
Irish Census are now available on the National Archives of Ireland site:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/. There is no charge for accessing
the information including the census records >from the site. Corrections and
improvements will be ongoing and the small amount of missing material will
be added to the site.

The 1901 returns are arranged by townland and include for every member of
each household; name, age, sex, relationship to head of the household,
religion, occupation, marital status and county or country of birth. The
census also records an individual's ability to read or write and ability to
speak the Irish language. It also gives details of the houses.

The Library and Archives of Canada were a partner in the digitization
process with the National Archives of Ireland. For those interested in
Ireland you might find the LAC on-line exhibit relating to documents on the
Irish in Canada of interest: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/ireland/.

While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States. Therefore, it is worth checking the database.

Thank you to Dick Eastman for alerting us to the 1901 Irish Census being
placed on the website. An Irish Times newspaper article regarding the
release may be viewed at:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0604/1224271820827.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1901 Ireland Census On-line #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As reported on this forum September 2009, and January 2010 the information
on the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census was in the process of being digitized and
the 1911 Census was posted last September. All 32 counties of the 1901
Irish Census are now available on the National Archives of Ireland site:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/. There is no charge for accessing
the information including the census records >from the site. Corrections and
improvements will be ongoing and the small amount of missing material will
be added to the site.

The 1901 returns are arranged by townland and include for every member of
each household; name, age, sex, relationship to head of the household,
religion, occupation, marital status and county or country of birth. The
census also records an individual's ability to read or write and ability to
speak the Irish language. It also gives details of the houses.

The Library and Archives of Canada were a partner in the digitization
process with the National Archives of Ireland. For those interested in
Ireland you might find the LAC on-line exhibit relating to documents on the
Irish in Canada of interest: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/ireland/.

While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States. Therefore, it is worth checking the database.

Thank you to Dick Eastman for alerting us to the 1901 Irish Census being
placed on the website. An Irish Times newspaper article regarding the
release may be viewed at:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0604/1224271820827.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Travel to Lomza #general

George J. Fogelson
 

My cousins are planning a trip this fall to Lomza, Poland. Has anyone been
there recently and have any travel tips? Thanks,

George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@...


Maiden name for Dutch woman #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Erica Henrietta (surname unknown) was born in The Netherlands 5
June 1924. By 1952 she may have married Jerome Sullivan and
traveled to the US where she became a citizen in 1953 in Michigan.

My question: Is there some way to search the birth records for The
Netherlands to find a matching child? Is there anyone who can find
this record and send it to me? I am helping a Gen friend in
Australia....

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travel to Lomza #general

George J. Fogelson
 

My cousins are planning a trip this fall to Lomza, Poland. Has anyone been
there recently and have any travel tips? Thanks,

George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maiden name for Dutch woman #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Erica Henrietta (surname unknown) was born in The Netherlands 5
June 1924. By 1952 she may have married Jerome Sullivan and
traveled to the US where she became a citizen in 1953 in Michigan.

My question: Is there some way to search the birth records for The
Netherlands to find a matching child? Is there anyone who can find
this record and send it to me? I am helping a Gen friend in
Australia....

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


Please help me find my SIEGEL relatives #general

Roberta Apte
 

I am having a very difficult time finding this side of my tree. My
pgf was Samuel B. SIEGEL b. 8/4/1902 -- (NY) d.1/26/83 (FL.)

According to his birth certificate, his father was Abram SIEGEL, born
in "Russia" in about 1869, mother Rose SCHWEITZER, also born in
"Russia" about 1874. Abram died in the Flu epidemic of 1918-19
according to family history. Rose remarried a man by the name of
Nathan GOLD. I have no other information on this marriage. Abram and
Rose had other children; daughters, Shirley/Sophie( married name
Herman), Mollie/Mae, married twice -- first husband, Willie a
maintenance man on Rose's property on Coney Island, then Hymie, a
butcher. Etta, married to Archie (Ruberman?) no children, and Anna
(Borak) died in childbirth, daughter survived, named Anna.

My gf's birth certificate lists 199 Forsyth St, Manhattan, as his
residence. It also says that he was the fourth child.

I know that Rose owned and ran a "resort" on Coney Island, renting out
one room studio type apartments.

The only other address I have is for Etta and Archie-
350 Lefferts Ave in Brooklyn where they lived for a long time. I
don't know if Rose lived there or not.

Please reply privately to
Ra2572@...

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Roberta Slome Apte
Marietta, GA, USA

Researching
SLOMIANSKY,SLOME,SLOANE(Bialystock) LIPOWITZ,LIPOWICH(Latvia)
SIEGEL(Russia,unknown) more to come.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Please help me find my SIEGEL relatives #general

Roberta Apte
 

I am having a very difficult time finding this side of my tree. My
pgf was Samuel B. SIEGEL b. 8/4/1902 -- (NY) d.1/26/83 (FL.)

According to his birth certificate, his father was Abram SIEGEL, born
in "Russia" in about 1869, mother Rose SCHWEITZER, also born in
"Russia" about 1874. Abram died in the Flu epidemic of 1918-19
according to family history. Rose remarried a man by the name of
Nathan GOLD. I have no other information on this marriage. Abram and
Rose had other children; daughters, Shirley/Sophie( married name
Herman), Mollie/Mae, married twice -- first husband, Willie a
maintenance man on Rose's property on Coney Island, then Hymie, a
butcher. Etta, married to Archie (Ruberman?) no children, and Anna
(Borak) died in childbirth, daughter survived, named Anna.

My gf's birth certificate lists 199 Forsyth St, Manhattan, as his
residence. It also says that he was the fourth child.

I know that Rose owned and ran a "resort" on Coney Island, renting out
one room studio type apartments.

The only other address I have is for Etta and Archie-
350 Lefferts Ave in Brooklyn where they lived for a long time. I
don't know if Rose lived there or not.

Please reply privately to
Ra2572@...

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Roberta Slome Apte
Marietta, GA, USA

Researching
SLOMIANSKY,SLOME,SLOANE(Bialystock) LIPOWITZ,LIPOWICH(Latvia)
SIEGEL(Russia,unknown) more to come.


IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #galicia

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300
programs, films, workshops and gatherings with over 200
international lecturers, professors and archivists. Talented
performers in evening theatricals with a genealogical bent. A
resource room filled with the Jewish microfilm collection >from the
Los Angeles Family History Library and yizkor books available to
order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library. Come for a day or the
entire week. You won't regret it! You can register online through
July 8...so if you've been on the fence about coming...take the
plunge and join us this summer. We have also arranged
opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late
working into the wee small hours. For those of our with
boundless energy who want to expand these already long days
by a few more hours and get up close and personal with some of
our special speakers, archivists and know-it-alls, join us for
Midnight with the Mavens in the Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM
- Midnight, Monday through Wednesday. Enjoy wine and cheese
and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal gatherings. You can
add this item on via our attendee service center >from our home
page.

Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees
the opportunity to have their family photos and documents
scanned at the conference, for free, on their professional
scanning equipment. It's a unique opportunity to have your
family history records digitized! Conference attendees can sign
up for these free 15-minute sessions running >from Monday,
July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM - 5:00PM in a
room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to:
http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily
for people who are researching their family histories. Maureen
estimates that she's studied over 10,000 photos in the past
decade and The Wall Street Journal recently called her "the
nation's foremost historical photo detective." If you would like to
have her analyze your own family photographs, she will be
offering 15-minute individual consultations at her table in the
vendor room. To sign up send Maureen an email
(mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the picture(s)
you're interested in having her examine. She'll fill you in on the
special conference attendee rate via email. You can also stop by
her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like! (Or
watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the
vendor room as well -- Ava "Sherlock" Cohn, the "Photo
Genealogist," who will also be lecturing on Sunday on photo
analysis with a focus on Jewish photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust
museum in the United States and the Museum?s board president,
Randy Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the
Museum's new permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific
Park. You will be one of the first official visitors to this stunning
cultural institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the
history of the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust
education and commemoration includes opportunities for
in-depth research in many areas, including Jewish genealogy and
a buffet kosher dinner will also be served before returning to the
Marriott. The tour runs >from 4:15PM - 7:15PM. Pricing is on our
website--and don't forget about our other walking tours of
Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish heritage tour of the
Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It's not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal.
There are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help
support our conference. Just click this link to see all the different
options. We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time
and your support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer
classes. Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference
but want to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
and the conference committee look forward to welcoming you to
the city of angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #galicia

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300
programs, films, workshops and gatherings with over 200
international lecturers, professors and archivists. Talented
performers in evening theatricals with a genealogical bent. A
resource room filled with the Jewish microfilm collection >from the
Los Angeles Family History Library and yizkor books available to
order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library. Come for a day or the
entire week. You won't regret it! You can register online through
July 8...so if you've been on the fence about coming...take the
plunge and join us this summer. We have also arranged
opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late
working into the wee small hours. For those of our with
boundless energy who want to expand these already long days
by a few more hours and get up close and personal with some of
our special speakers, archivists and know-it-alls, join us for
Midnight with the Mavens in the Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM
- Midnight, Monday through Wednesday. Enjoy wine and cheese
and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal gatherings. You can
add this item on via our attendee service center >from our home
page.

Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees
the opportunity to have their family photos and documents
scanned at the conference, for free, on their professional
scanning equipment. It's a unique opportunity to have your
family history records digitized! Conference attendees can sign
up for these free 15-minute sessions running >from Monday,
July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM - 5:00PM in a
room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to:
http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily
for people who are researching their family histories. Maureen
estimates that she's studied over 10,000 photos in the past
decade and The Wall Street Journal recently called her "the
nation's foremost historical photo detective." If you would like to
have her analyze your own family photographs, she will be
offering 15-minute individual consultations at her table in the
vendor room. To sign up send Maureen an email
(mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the picture(s)
you're interested in having her examine. She'll fill you in on the
special conference attendee rate via email. You can also stop by
her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like! (Or
watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the
vendor room as well -- Ava "Sherlock" Cohn, the "Photo
Genealogist," who will also be lecturing on Sunday on photo
analysis with a focus on Jewish photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust
museum in the United States and the Museum?s board president,
Randy Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the
Museum's new permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific
Park. You will be one of the first official visitors to this stunning
cultural institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the
history of the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust
education and commemoration includes opportunities for
in-depth research in many areas, including Jewish genealogy and
a buffet kosher dinner will also be served before returning to the
Marriott. The tour runs >from 4:15PM - 7:15PM. Pricing is on our
website--and don't forget about our other walking tours of
Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish heritage tour of the
Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It's not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal.
There are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help
support our conference. Just click this link to see all the different
options. We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time
and your support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer
classes. Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference
but want to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
and the conference committee look forward to welcoming you to
the city of angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2010 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2010 Meeting

Date: Monday, June 14 , 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road intersection of Old York Road (Route 611)
at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Alice Young, former director of the Family History Library in
Cherry Hill, NJ
Topic: "Documenting & Organizing Your Genealogical Data."

For further information on this and the meetings of our South Jersey
and Delaware County affiliates please visit:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp/

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhila.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2010 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2010 Meeting

Date: Monday, June 14 , 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road intersection of Old York Road (Route 611)
at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Alice Young, former director of the Family History Library in
Cherry Hill, NJ
Topic: "Documenting & Organizing Your Genealogical Data."

For further information on this and the meetings of our South Jersey
and Delaware County affiliates please visit:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp/

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhila.]


IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for 'Midnight with the Mavens' in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM - Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM -
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, 'The Photo Detective,' has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her 'the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.' If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She'll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava 'Sherlock' Cohn, the 'Photo Genealogist' who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum's board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM - 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine.

It's not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


JRI Poland #Poland IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for 'Midnight with the Mavens' in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM - Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM -
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, 'The Photo Detective,' has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her 'the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.' If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She'll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava 'Sherlock' Cohn, the 'Photo Genealogist' who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum's board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM - 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine.

It's not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #lithuania

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #lithuania

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


GAVENDE near Vilna #lithuania

taxtroll@...
 

I'm helping a cousin reasearch her mother's maternal grandmother's
family. The family buzz is that she came >from the Vilna area. Her nam
on her 1921 Philadelphia marriage license (married Max RESNICK) is
Jennie JAWENDE and she was born in 1898 in Russia. JAWENDE is likely a
variation of GAVENDE. Her parents are reported as Samuel and Sarah
JAWENDE, both of whom are still living in Russia. We know >from Jennie's
headstone (died Philadelphia 1931) that her Hebrew name is Zelde b.
Sholom Tobiah. According to census records, she arrived in the US circa
1912 but I still haven't found her ship manifest. She could have
arrived in New York, Philadelphia, or Boston (where one sister lived).

Her sister Beile married Moses/Morris/Maurice CHATZKELEVITZ before she
came to America in 1917. Beile traveled with her 2 children Wulf and
Abram to see husband Moses in Chelsea, MA. They used the name LEAVITT
in America and were living in Boston per the 1920 & 1930 census. On the
1917 manifest, Beile reporter her last residence as Swenziany. This is
also the place of birth reported for the children. Swenziany is likely
the town of Svencionys. Beile's place of birth is reported as
Raszkotane but the JewishGen town search doesn't recognize that name
even on a sounds-like search. Beile reported her closest living
relative in the old country as father Scholem KAWENDE in Kaltenany Gub,
Wilna which is likely the town of Kaltinenai/Kaltanenai, located about
10 miles >from Svencionys.

I just found the 1874 revision list for a GOVENDA family living in the
town of Salakas but registered in Svencionys. There is a 2 year old son
Sholom who may be Jennie/Zelde's father. The age and location are right
but no way to confirm yet.

Does anyone recognize these names? Any idea what the reference to the
town of Raszkotane on Beile's manifest might mean?

Thanks for any help.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania GAVENDE near Vilna #lithuania

taxtroll@...
 

I'm helping a cousin reasearch her mother's maternal grandmother's
family. The family buzz is that she came >from the Vilna area. Her nam
on her 1921 Philadelphia marriage license (married Max RESNICK) is
Jennie JAWENDE and she was born in 1898 in Russia. JAWENDE is likely a
variation of GAVENDE. Her parents are reported as Samuel and Sarah
JAWENDE, both of whom are still living in Russia. We know >from Jennie's
headstone (died Philadelphia 1931) that her Hebrew name is Zelde b.
Sholom Tobiah. According to census records, she arrived in the US circa
1912 but I still haven't found her ship manifest. She could have
arrived in New York, Philadelphia, or Boston (where one sister lived).

Her sister Beile married Moses/Morris/Maurice CHATZKELEVITZ before she
came to America in 1917. Beile traveled with her 2 children Wulf and
Abram to see husband Moses in Chelsea, MA. They used the name LEAVITT
in America and were living in Boston per the 1920 & 1930 census. On the
1917 manifest, Beile reporter her last residence as Swenziany. This is
also the place of birth reported for the children. Swenziany is likely
the town of Svencionys. Beile's place of birth is reported as
Raszkotane but the JewishGen town search doesn't recognize that name
even on a sounds-like search. Beile reported her closest living
relative in the old country as father Scholem KAWENDE in Kaltenany Gub,
Wilna which is likely the town of Kaltinenai/Kaltanenai, located about
10 miles >from Svencionys.

I just found the 1874 revision list for a GOVENDA family living in the
town of Salakas but registered in Svencionys. There is a 2 year old son
Sholom who may be Jennie/Zelde's father. The age and location are right
but no way to confirm yet.

Does anyone recognize these names? Any idea what the reference to the
town of Raszkotane on Beile's manifest might mean?

Thanks for any help.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA