Date   

Press Release for IAJGS 2005 Conference #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud to be the
host society for the 25th Annual International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. We are inviting all
who have an interest in finding their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You'll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an array of
topics that will only whet your appetite for more. Conference attendees
will be able to question a number of experts, and meet with people
researching the same family lines or ancestral towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants and
their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The comprehensive
Conference will be organized around themes so that registrants can easily
attend multiple sessions related to their interests. Subjects will be
presented in a variety of formats such as lectures, workshops, hands-on
demonstrations, panel discussions, films, book and author talks and author
signings. Time will be available to have discussions, ask questions and
interact with the presenters. "Breakfast with the Expert" sessions will be
available throughout the Conference.

What you can expect:

A 750+ page Conference syllabus

Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman, Shelley Berkeley
(D-NV)

Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded national and
international experts on a wide range of geographic regions and genealogical
topics. Included in this will be knowledge needed for conducting Jewish
genealogy, research talks covering lesser-known communities, the history and
culture of Jews in Eastern Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy
for research persons, families and shtetls.

Some of our more than 70 speakers include:

Dr. Alexander Beider - author of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia

Dr. John Colleta - expert/author of They Came in Ships

Dr. Stephen P. Morse - creator of "One Step" Ellis Island records search
engine and other major genealogical records research engines

Miriam Weiner - well known for her first-hand unearthing of records in
Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish Roots in Poland, and
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.

Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons with Special
Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions that focus on specific
regions, shtetls etc.

Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by our
vendors

Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available) will
feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don't want to miss
the world's happiest mayor. In addition, professional musical entertainment
will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are: Early Registration (through May 1) $200;
Regular Registration (after May 1) $230. Discounts are available for
spouse/companion. For more detailed information re: registration, visit our
website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel rate of
$61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before and/or after for
the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made available for conference
attendees.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established in 1989,
small but determined. The Society has grown >from the original 8 members to
almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter, "Family Legacies" and a
monthly "News to Note" handout. As a group, we participate in Jewish
community activities such as providing a genealogy booth at the Israel
Independence Day celebration, volunteering to assist our local PBS station,
and working with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. The
conference, hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas Centennial
grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available to our
members. It has books, periodicals, CD's and videos. The Society recently
received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to purchase additional books for
the library. Our active Speaker's Bureau spreads the good word for our
Society. A database of Jewish names >from headstones at local cemeteries
will soon be available on our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org


Davida Noyek Handler


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Press Release for IAJGS 2005 Conference #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud to be the
host society for the 25th Annual International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. We are inviting all
who have an interest in finding their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You'll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an array of
topics that will only whet your appetite for more. Conference attendees
will be able to question a number of experts, and meet with people
researching the same family lines or ancestral towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants and
their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The comprehensive
Conference will be organized around themes so that registrants can easily
attend multiple sessions related to their interests. Subjects will be
presented in a variety of formats such as lectures, workshops, hands-on
demonstrations, panel discussions, films, book and author talks and author
signings. Time will be available to have discussions, ask questions and
interact with the presenters. "Breakfast with the Expert" sessions will be
available throughout the Conference.

What you can expect:

A 750+ page Conference syllabus

Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman, Shelley Berkeley
(D-NV)

Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded national and
international experts on a wide range of geographic regions and genealogical
topics. Included in this will be knowledge needed for conducting Jewish
genealogy, research talks covering lesser-known communities, the history and
culture of Jews in Eastern Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy
for research persons, families and shtetls.

Some of our more than 70 speakers include:

Dr. Alexander Beider - author of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from Galicia

Dr. John Colleta - expert/author of They Came in Ships

Dr. Stephen P. Morse - creator of "One Step" Ellis Island records search
engine and other major genealogical records research engines

Miriam Weiner - well known for her first-hand unearthing of records in
Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish Roots in Poland, and
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.

Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons with Special
Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions that focus on specific
regions, shtetls etc.

Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by our
vendors

Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available) will
feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don't want to miss
the world's happiest mayor. In addition, professional musical entertainment
will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are: Early Registration (through May 1) $200;
Regular Registration (after May 1) $230. Discounts are available for
spouse/companion. For more detailed information re: registration, visit our
website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel rate of
$61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before and/or after for
the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made available for conference
attendees.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established in 1989,
small but determined. The Society has grown >from the original 8 members to
almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter, "Family Legacies" and a
monthly "News to Note" handout. As a group, we participate in Jewish
community activities such as providing a genealogy booth at the Israel
Independence Day celebration, volunteering to assist our local PBS station,
and working with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. The
conference, hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas Centennial
grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available to our
members. It has books, periodicals, CD's and videos. The Society recently
received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to purchase additional books for
the library. Our active Speaker's Bureau spreads the good word for our
Society. A database of Jewish names >from headstones at local cemeteries
will soon be available on our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org


Davida Noyek Handler


Travel in Lithuania #lithuania

Jules Levin
 

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 01:57:42 -0800

> I am doing a whirlwind tour in June hitting the highlights of Latvia,
> Lithuania and
>Estonia - 3 days in each country. My traveling companion is a dear
>non-Jewish friend ... Can we do a day trip to Kaunas/Kovna? Do you
>think it is
>possible to see Gudel? It looks ... far. For those who have gone to
>Lithuania, what do you recommend?

>Is there any recommended reading I should do before I go?

Having spent a total of 6 months in Lithuania on 4 visits, speaking Lith
and Russian, I can't imagine doing very much in 3 days in the WHOLE country.
But to answer some questions... Kaunas is about a 1 hr drive by car >from
Vilnius. Avoid buses or trains if you want to save time. Try to hire a
Jew, perhaps a Jewish student with access to a car, for the day. People
on this list might have some names and phone numbers...He can drive to
Kaunas and back and take you to cemeteries, etc.

Don't know where Gudel (current name?) is but the coast is a lot
farther >from Vilnius. You would need to get a driver who knows the
area. I've been to my gfs' village, and wouldn't plan such a trip on a 3
day stay. Re recommended reading: there are lots of informative web
sites now, including some with Lith language lessons. Learn to
communicate--at least please and thank you in Lithuanian. The more you
learn the better. Assume the people have good will, even if you don't
understand them. If your travelling companion is a non-Jew I can't
imagine her preferring to spend 3 short days seeing Jewish sites instead
of cathedrals, museums, castles, etc. If she has an opportunity for a day
trip, she should go to Trakai. (If you were there for a week, you could
go too--there are still a few Karaites there, and a Karaite museum and
cemetery.) Good luck.

Jules Levin
Professor of Linguistics and Russian, Emeritus

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If anyone has specific suggestions regarding guides
or drivers, please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Travel in Lithuania #lithuania

Jules Levin
 

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 01:57:42 -0800

> I am doing a whirlwind tour in June hitting the highlights of Latvia,
> Lithuania and
>Estonia - 3 days in each country. My traveling companion is a dear
>non-Jewish friend ... Can we do a day trip to Kaunas/Kovna? Do you
>think it is
>possible to see Gudel? It looks ... far. For those who have gone to
>Lithuania, what do you recommend?

>Is there any recommended reading I should do before I go?

Having spent a total of 6 months in Lithuania on 4 visits, speaking Lith
and Russian, I can't imagine doing very much in 3 days in the WHOLE country.
But to answer some questions... Kaunas is about a 1 hr drive by car >from
Vilnius. Avoid buses or trains if you want to save time. Try to hire a
Jew, perhaps a Jewish student with access to a car, for the day. People
on this list might have some names and phone numbers...He can drive to
Kaunas and back and take you to cemeteries, etc.

Don't know where Gudel (current name?) is but the coast is a lot
farther >from Vilnius. You would need to get a driver who knows the
area. I've been to my gfs' village, and wouldn't plan such a trip on a 3
day stay. Re recommended reading: there are lots of informative web
sites now, including some with Lith language lessons. Learn to
communicate--at least please and thank you in Lithuanian. The more you
learn the better. Assume the people have good will, even if you don't
understand them. If your travelling companion is a non-Jew I can't
imagine her preferring to spend 3 short days seeing Jewish sites instead
of cathedrals, museums, castles, etc. If she has an opportunity for a day
trip, she should go to Trakai. (If you were there for a week, you could
go too--there are still a few Karaites there, and a Karaite museum and
cemetery.) Good luck.

Jules Levin
Professor of Linguistics and Russian, Emeritus

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If anyone has specific suggestions regarding guides
or drivers, please respond privately.


Surname GINDLER #poland

PRICETV1@...
 

Can anyone tell me about the surname Gindler? I understand it is of
Russian Jewish origin. However this is my mother's mother maiden name
and she was born in Insterburg East Prussia.
Thank you,
Danielle


JRI Poland #Poland Surname GINDLER #poland

PRICETV1@...
 

Can anyone tell me about the surname Gindler? I understand it is of
Russian Jewish origin. However this is my mother's mother maiden name
and she was born in Insterburg East Prussia.
Thank you,
Danielle


Russian translation request #poland

Sue Clamp <clamp@...>
 

I have recently received a marriage record >from Nowy Dwor and I was
wondering if anybody could kindly help with its translation. I have put
the document on my web site at http://www.clamp.dsl.pipex.com/gen15.html
Please reply privately.
Many thanks,

--
Sue Clamp
Cambridgeshire, UK.

Researching: ROSENBERG/ROZENBERG, SKOWRONEK, HERSZENKRUG,
KRIEGSMANN/KRIGSMAN/KRYKSMAN, CHENCINER and DRUSZN/DROZEN/DROSSEN, Warsaw.
Getting round to (eventually!): BLEETMAN, Odessa, GOLDSTEIN and SALAMONSKI.

Remove .cut.invalid >from email address to reply.


JRI Poland #Poland Russian translation request #poland

Sue Clamp <clamp@...>
 

I have recently received a marriage record >from Nowy Dwor and I was
wondering if anybody could kindly help with its translation. I have put
the document on my web site at http://www.clamp.dsl.pipex.com/gen15.html
Please reply privately.
Many thanks,

--
Sue Clamp
Cambridgeshire, UK.

Researching: ROSENBERG/ROZENBERG, SKOWRONEK, HERSZENKRUG,
KRIEGSMANN/KRIGSMAN/KRYKSMAN, CHENCINER and DRUSZN/DROZEN/DROSSEN, Warsaw.
Getting round to (eventually!): BLEETMAN, Odessa, GOLDSTEIN and SALAMONSKI.

Remove .cut.invalid >from email address to reply.


Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Prior to the start of WWII the UK (as well as the US) had a
policy of refusing DP's and refugees, particularly Jewish ones.

In the case of a cousin, the Vienna police records state that this
person "went to England" does not reflect whether or not they actually
gained entry. If that is the case, what happened to those persons?

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him. The record further states he was "Evangelikus" but
there is no record in the Jewish registers of his having renounced his
religion.

Perhaps someone knows something about this subject generally.

Peter Bakos
Paris


KATZ and RADZINOWER families #poland

s.a.josovic <sajasovic@...>
 

I am enquiring about Samuel RADZINOWER, the son of Leib and Feiga, who was
born in 1891 in Bialystok. Samuel and his wife Goldie arrived at Ellis
Island on 17 Dec 1916 to stay with his uncle and aunt, Meyer and Hinda KATZ
(nee RADZINOWER), who lived at 3-5 Louis Street New York. What happened to
them and where are their descendants today?

Samuel Josovic

Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Prior to the start of WWII the UK (as well as the US) had a
policy of refusing DP's and refugees, particularly Jewish ones.

In the case of a cousin, the Vienna police records state that this
person "went to England" does not reflect whether or not they actually
gained entry. If that is the case, what happened to those persons?

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him. The record further states he was "Evangelikus" but
there is no record in the Jewish registers of his having renounced his
religion.

Perhaps someone knows something about this subject generally.

Peter Bakos
Paris


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland KATZ and RADZINOWER families #poland

s.a.josovic <sajasovic@...>
 

I am enquiring about Samuel RADZINOWER, the son of Leib and Feiga, who was
born in 1891 in Bialystok. Samuel and his wife Goldie arrived at Ellis
Island on 17 Dec 1916 to stay with his uncle and aunt, Meyer and Hinda KATZ
(nee RADZINOWER), who lived at 3-5 Louis Street New York. What happened to
them and where are their descendants today?

Samuel Josovic

Israel


Jewish trades as listed in the 1793 Census #austria-czech

Renate McWright <trjaz@...>
 

Can anyone throw light on:
Kurzenwarenhandel

Kurzenwarenhandel or Kurzwarenhandel had to do with selling sewing notions
such as buttons, thread, needles, scissors, zippers, eyes and hooks, elastic
bands, safety pins, thimbles, etc..

Renate McWright
San Antonio, TX

researching LAWITZ, LAVITZ, LEVITZ, Neulengbach/St. Poelten, Vienna,
Budapest, SUESS, Vienna, St. Poelten, Bohemia,


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish trades as listed in the 1793 Census #austria-czech

Renate McWright <trjaz@...>
 

Can anyone throw light on:
Kurzenwarenhandel

Kurzenwarenhandel or Kurzwarenhandel had to do with selling sewing notions
such as buttons, thread, needles, scissors, zippers, eyes and hooks, elastic
bands, safety pins, thimbles, etc..

Renate McWright
San Antonio, TX

researching LAWITZ, LAVITZ, LEVITZ, Neulengbach/St. Poelten, Vienna,
Budapest, SUESS, Vienna, St. Poelten, Bohemia,


census of 1793 #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Ruth Coman mentions publication of the 1793 Census of Bohemia by the
Statni ustredni archive v Praze as a work in progress. Can anyone provide
details on what is available, is it only the Jews or all citizens and how
one obtains the volumes? The archive site English version did not appear to
have this information. I have not seen any posting on this subject.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS - Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech census of 1793 #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Ruth Coman mentions publication of the 1793 Census of Bohemia by the
Statni ustredni archive v Praze as a work in progress. Can anyone provide
details on what is available, is it only the Jews or all citizens and how
one obtains the volumes? The archive site English version did not appear to
have this information. I have not seen any posting on this subject.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS - Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


MARCH from Dubiecko and USA #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner
 

Shalom,

I'm researching the MARCH (sounds like MARKH) family >from Dubiecko,
near Przemysl (Poland). Recently I was told by a relative (about
85 years old) that his great-grandfather was Rabbi Yoel - Klonimus
MARCH, who was Rosh-Beit-Din (Head of Rabbinical Court) in Dubiecko.
Does anyone know anything about him?

Also, I'm trying to locate living descendants of another person from
this family, who came >from Dubiecko to the USA, already before WWII,
and around 1946 was living in the Queens, NY area. His name was
*probably* Zalman MARCH. Can anyone suggest which records to search
for or in which cemeteries I should look for his burial place?

I'll appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Tomer Brunner, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic MARCH from Dubiecko and USA #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner
 

Shalom,

I'm researching the MARCH (sounds like MARKH) family >from Dubiecko,
near Przemysl (Poland). Recently I was told by a relative (about
85 years old) that his great-grandfather was Rabbi Yoel - Klonimus
MARCH, who was Rosh-Beit-Din (Head of Rabbinical Court) in Dubiecko.
Does anyone know anything about him?

Also, I'm trying to locate living descendants of another person from
this family, who came >from Dubiecko to the USA, already before WWII,
and around 1946 was living in the Queens, NY area. His name was
*probably* Zalman MARCH. Can anyone suggest which records to search
for or in which cemeteries I should look for his burial place?

I'll appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Tomer Brunner, Israel


Press Release - 2005 Conference! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON JEWISH GENEALOGY

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA


JULY 10-15, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


February 2005

Contact Marilyn Barkan

702-869-9917

marilynbarkan@...


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud to be
the host society for the 25th Annual International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. We are inviting
all who have an interest in finding their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You’ll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an array
of topics that will only whet your appetite for more. Conference
attendees will be able to question a number of experts, and meet with
people researching the same family lines or ancestral towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such as
lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, films,
book and author talks and author signings. Time will be available to
have discussions, ask questions and interact with the presenters.
“Breakfast with the Expert” sessions will be available throughout the
Conference.

What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus

Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman, Shelley
Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded national
and international experts on a wide range of geographic regions and
genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge needed for
conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering

lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.

Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:

§ Dr. Alexander Beider – author of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from
Galicia

§ Dr. John Colleta – expert/author of They Came in Ships

§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse – creator of “One Step” Ellis Island records
search engine and other major genealogical records research engines

§ Miriam Weiner – well known for her first-hand unearthing of records in
Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish Roots in Poland, and
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.

Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons with
Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions that focus
on specific regions, shtetls etc.

Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by our
vendors

Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available) will
feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don’t want to
miss the world’s happiest mayor. In addition, professional musical
entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are: Early Registration (through May 1)
$200; Regular Registration (after May 1) $230. Discounts are available
for spouse/companion. For more detailed information re: registration,
visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel rate
of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before and/or
after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made available for
conference attendees.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established in 1989,
small but determined. The Society has grown >from the original 8 members
to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter, “Family Legacies” and a
monthly “News to Note” handout. As a group, we participate in Jewish
community activities such as providing a genealogy booth at the Israel
Independence Day celebration, volunteering to assist our local PBS
station, and working with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community
Center. The conference, hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas
Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available to
our members. It has books, periodicals, CD’s and videos. The Society
recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to purchase
additional books for the library. Our active Speaker’s Bureau spreads
the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish names >from
headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org <http://www.jgssn.org/>


French SIG #France Press Release - 2005 Conference! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON JEWISH GENEALOGY

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA


JULY 10-15, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


February 2005

Contact Marilyn Barkan

702-869-9917

marilynbarkan@...


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud to be
the host society for the 25th Annual International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. We are inviting
all who have an interest in finding their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You’ll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an array
of topics that will only whet your appetite for more. Conference
attendees will be able to question a number of experts, and meet with
people researching the same family lines or ancestral towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such as
lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, films,
book and author talks and author signings. Time will be available to
have discussions, ask questions and interact with the presenters.
“Breakfast with the Expert” sessions will be available throughout the
Conference.

What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus

Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman, Shelley
Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded national
and international experts on a wide range of geographic regions and
genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge needed for
conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering

lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.

Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:

§ Dr. Alexander Beider – author of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from
Galicia

§ Dr. John Colleta – expert/author of They Came in Ships

§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse – creator of “One Step” Ellis Island records
search engine and other major genealogical records research engines

§ Miriam Weiner – well known for her first-hand unearthing of records in
Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish Roots in Poland, and
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.

Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons with
Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions that focus
on specific regions, shtetls etc.

Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by our
vendors

Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available) will
feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don’t want to
miss the world’s happiest mayor. In addition, professional musical
entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are: Early Registration (through May 1)
$200; Regular Registration (after May 1) $230. Discounts are available
for spouse/companion. For more detailed information re: registration,
visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel rate
of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before and/or
after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made available for
conference attendees.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established in 1989,
small but determined. The Society has grown >from the original 8 members
to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter, “Family Legacies” and a
monthly “News to Note” handout. As a group, we participate in Jewish
community activities such as providing a genealogy booth at the Israel
Independence Day celebration, volunteering to assist our local PBS
station, and working with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community
Center. The conference, hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas
Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available to
our members. It has books, periodicals, CD’s and videos. The Society
recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to purchase
additional books for the library. Our active Speaker’s Bureau spreads
the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish names >from
headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org <http://www.jgssn.org/>