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Ethel and Ori YUDELEVITZ-Cleveland #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My grandmother's half brother, Nathan Nachman SCHECHTER emmigrated to
Chicago at the beginning of the 20th cent. I would like to make
contact with his descendants. One of them , Ethel YUDELEVITZ, appears
on the FTJP but I did not receive a reply >from whoever entered her
data (>from 2008).

According to FTJP ethel and Ori both lived and died in Cleveland
during the mid1900s.

If anyone knows how I can contact their children or any other of
Nathan SCHECHTER's children I would be happy to hear >from them
directly.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ethel and Ori YUDELEVITZ-Cleveland #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My grandmother's half brother, Nathan Nachman SCHECHTER emmigrated to
Chicago at the beginning of the 20th cent. I would like to make
contact with his descendants. One of them , Ethel YUDELEVITZ, appears
on the FTJP but I did not receive a reply >from whoever entered her
data (>from 2008).

According to FTJP ethel and Ori both lived and died in Cleveland
during the mid1900s.

If anyone knows how I can contact their children or any other of
Nathan SCHECHTER's children I would be happy to hear >from them
directly.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Viewmate Translation - German and Polish #general

Judy Brodkey
 

I've posted a marriage record in German and Polish and would appreciate a
translation.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38134

Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

Thank you very much for your help.

Judy Brodkey
labyrinthjourney@...
Portland, Oregon USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation - German and Polish #general

Judy Brodkey
 

I've posted a marriage record in German and Polish and would appreciate a
translation.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38134

Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

Thank you very much for your help.

Judy Brodkey
labyrinthjourney@...
Portland, Oregon USA


ViewMate Translation Request--Polish #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I've posted to ViewMate five pages >from the Polish passport of an
elderly friend's mother. I am able to discern her name and place of
origin, but I need help with both the handwritten and stamped Polish
phrasing. I'm sure the information will provide some details of her
journey to America. Here are direct links to the images:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38146
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38147
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38148
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38149
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38150

Please respond via ViewMate or privately.

Thank you,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia. U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request--Polish #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I've posted to ViewMate five pages >from the Polish passport of an
elderly friend's mother. I am able to discern her name and place of
origin, but I need help with both the handwritten and stamped Polish
phrasing. I'm sure the information will provide some details of her
journey to America. Here are direct links to the images:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38146
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38147
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38148
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38149
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38150

Please respond via ViewMate or privately.

Thank you,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia. U.S.A.


Re: Origin of FREEDMAN name #general

tom
 

I totally agree with this message, and all about the bubbe mayses
about "name changes at Ellis Island", etc., but I would like to add
my very small footnote: name changes did occur when immigrating to
"the new country".

No, they were not imposed by immigration officials, or the result of
some language barriers (see the story of "Sean Fergusen" in the list
archives), but... there were at least 2 different, and probably
historically accurate, reasons to change names.

The first was to escape. Leaving under an assumed name made it more
difficult for the czarist police to cross-reference, and catch,
people who were fleeing. And passports in those days didn't have
biometric data, and sophisticated tamper-proofing. Whether the
police >from the old country were all-powerful and all-knowing, or
not, we do know >from anecdotal evidence that many immigrants seemed
to believe that they were, and tried to cover their tracks, even long
after they were safely settled in their new land.

And the second was that sometimes their papers weren't entirely
"kosher". Even today, airline tickets are not transferrable, and
people who cannot travel, stand to lose a good deal of money. I
believe that at least some people travelled on tickets that were
originally purchased for someone else, or on passports that didn't
exactly match their real identity. That (mis)information may have,
originally, been to save money, but the name on the ticket became the
name on the manifest, and then the immigration record, and the
naturalization petition, etc. If it also happened to be the name of
the cousins they were living with at the time, so much the better.

....... tom klein, toronto

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> wrote:

That story has as much basis in truth as the "Ellis Island myth."

We, as genealogists, should do everything possible to make sure we
don't promulgate the myths that immigration officers changed names.

British researchers have written, "In a nutshell: your surname was
not changed by the immigration officer. Your immigrant ancestor
changed it himself, to blend in." and "People that came to the UK
were not registered and they could call themselves what they wanted."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Origin of FREEDMAN name #general

tom
 

I totally agree with this message, and all about the bubbe mayses
about "name changes at Ellis Island", etc., but I would like to add
my very small footnote: name changes did occur when immigrating to
"the new country".

No, they were not imposed by immigration officials, or the result of
some language barriers (see the story of "Sean Fergusen" in the list
archives), but... there were at least 2 different, and probably
historically accurate, reasons to change names.

The first was to escape. Leaving under an assumed name made it more
difficult for the czarist police to cross-reference, and catch,
people who were fleeing. And passports in those days didn't have
biometric data, and sophisticated tamper-proofing. Whether the
police >from the old country were all-powerful and all-knowing, or
not, we do know >from anecdotal evidence that many immigrants seemed
to believe that they were, and tried to cover their tracks, even long
after they were safely settled in their new land.

And the second was that sometimes their papers weren't entirely
"kosher". Even today, airline tickets are not transferrable, and
people who cannot travel, stand to lose a good deal of money. I
believe that at least some people travelled on tickets that were
originally purchased for someone else, or on passports that didn't
exactly match their real identity. That (mis)information may have,
originally, been to save money, but the name on the ticket became the
name on the manifest, and then the immigration record, and the
naturalization petition, etc. If it also happened to be the name of
the cousins they were living with at the time, so much the better.

....... tom klein, toronto

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> wrote:

That story has as much basis in truth as the "Ellis Island myth."

We, as genealogists, should do everything possible to make sure we
don't promulgate the myths that immigration officers changed names.

British researchers have written, "In a nutshell: your surname was
not changed by the immigration officer. Your immigrant ancestor
changed it himself, to blend in." and "People that came to the UK
were not registered and they could call themselves what they wanted."


Assistance with civil registrations - APT, BALLIN in Hesse ViewMate #germany

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Dear siggers,
I need your assistance in transcripting details >from the following
registrations:

Death registration of a KAUFMAN-APT in Niederaula, 1846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38032

Birth registration of KATZ-APT child in Zimmersrode, 1835.
I'm especially interested with the mother as I believe she could be
from the Niederaula APTs
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38033

Death registration of a BALLIN in 1845, Guxhagen.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38036

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Many thanks, Tamar Amit, Israel

researching BALLIN >from Hebenshausen mainly, GOTTLIEB >from Grebenau &
Lauterbach and APT >from Niederaula (all in Hesse).


German SIG #Germany Assistance with civil registrations - APT, BALLIN in Hesse ViewMate #germany

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Dear siggers,
I need your assistance in transcripting details >from the following
registrations:

Death registration of a KAUFMAN-APT in Niederaula, 1846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38032

Birth registration of KATZ-APT child in Zimmersrode, 1835.
I'm especially interested with the mother as I believe she could be
from the Niederaula APTs
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38033

Death registration of a BALLIN in 1845, Guxhagen.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38036

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Many thanks, Tamar Amit, Israel

researching BALLIN >from Hebenshausen mainly, GOTTLIEB >from Grebenau &
Lauterbach and APT >from Niederaula (all in Hesse).


INTRO - researching SUTRO/FRANKENHEIMER family from Bruck, Bavaria, Germany #germany

Birgit Blume <BirgitBlume@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 8
months. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Aachen/Aix-la-chapelle, NRW, Germany.
My native language is German and I also know English.
I consider myself advanced in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is extensive.

I am not researching relatives. I am searching information about two
families which lived in my hometown for 30 years (1820 to 1850). I have
identified the names and birth and death dates of the two brothers Simon
and Emanuel SUTRO who raised their families in Aachen, but I wasn't
very successful in finding information about their father's family in
Bruck.

My primary research goals now are to find out the birth and death dates
of Samuel ben Abraham SUTRO (b. about 1758), his wife Ester/Oser,
daughter of Baruch, ROTHSCHILD (b. about 1762), their children and their
spouses.

Birgit Blume BirgitBlume@... Aachen Germany

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 664616.
SUTRO - Bruck near Erlangen, Bavaria about 1758 - 1800
FRANKENHEIMER - Bruck near Erlangen, Bavaria
FRANKENHEIMER - seeking information on the first wife of Low/Lob and
their daughter Karoline (b. 1810)
MANNHEIMER - Leutershausen, Bavaria in about 1780


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching SUTRO/FRANKENHEIMER family from Bruck, Bavaria, Germany #germany

Birgit Blume <BirgitBlume@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 8
months. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Aachen/Aix-la-chapelle, NRW, Germany.
My native language is German and I also know English.
I consider myself advanced in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is extensive.

I am not researching relatives. I am searching information about two
families which lived in my hometown for 30 years (1820 to 1850). I have
identified the names and birth and death dates of the two brothers Simon
and Emanuel SUTRO who raised their families in Aachen, but I wasn't
very successful in finding information about their father's family in
Bruck.

My primary research goals now are to find out the birth and death dates
of Samuel ben Abraham SUTRO (b. about 1758), his wife Ester/Oser,
daughter of Baruch, ROTHSCHILD (b. about 1762), their children and their
spouses.

Birgit Blume BirgitBlume@... Aachen Germany

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 664616.
SUTRO - Bruck near Erlangen, Bavaria about 1758 - 1800
FRANKENHEIMER - Bruck near Erlangen, Bavaria
FRANKENHEIMER - seeking information on the first wife of Low/Lob and
their daughter Karoline (b. 1810)
MANNHEIMER - Leutershausen, Bavaria in about 1780


Viewmate Translation - German and Polish #galicia

Judy Brodkey
 

I've posted a marriage record in German and Polish and would appreciate
a translation.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38134

Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

Thank you very much for your help.

Judy Brodkey
labyrinthjourney@...
Portland, Oregon USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Viewmate Translation - German and Polish #galicia

Judy Brodkey
 

I've posted a marriage record in German and Polish and would appreciate
a translation.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38134

Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

Thank you very much for your help.

Judy Brodkey
labyrinthjourney@...
Portland, Oregon USA


Rozdol 1850 Cadastral Map added to Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room & Map Searching Info #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded an important addition to the Cadastral
Map Room: A full-color cadastral map for Rozdol (Rozdil, Rosdil) >from
1850.

This map includes the suburb of Olchowiec and shows a well-developed
town center include a market square, a Jewish community with three
labeled buildings including a synagogue near one corner of the square,
two church/monastery complexes with cemeteries, a large Jewish
cemetery, the town water reservoir, two large manors with gardens,
extensive farmlands, orchards, and a a very large forest. Buildings and
land parcels are clearly marked; a small number of post-lithograph
additions and revisions are marked in redline edits.

View the map here:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozdol-rozdil-1850/

Be sure to click on the + zoom feature to see close-up images of the
town square and surrounding areas, then use your mouse to navigate
through the map. The entire map room collection is here:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Don't see your town's map online yet? Look at Gesher Galicia's map
inventories first to see if we have already checked various archives for
maps of the town and if we have acquired any. Our inventory guide page
is here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/

from there (or using the "Inventory" drop down menu on the home
page: http://www.geshergalicia.org) you can connect to our primary
GARP inventory or the targeted inventories for the Przemysl or Rzeszow
archives which list their map collections in alphabetical order.

Not sure of your town name? Use our Galician Town Locator for the
year 1900 here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

Every town that was in Galicia in 1900 will be listed there, but consider
various spellings and town names that were similar. To identify the
correct one it helps to know the administrative districts where your
village was. Using JewishGen's Jewish Community database is also useful,
but it does not list all the 6,000-plus towns in Galicia. Many tiny villages
might have had just one or two Jewish families, but would not be
considered "Jewish Communities," which is why our Locator is so useful
to researchers.

If you find that GG has acquired maps, but they are not online, they are
probably in the queue to be "stitched" (an involved process of merging
various high-resolution scans to create a single online map), handled by
our expert digital cartography coordinator, Jay Osborn. If you don't see
your town, it means that a Galician Archival Records Project for as not
yet been established. The GARP projects are driven by member
contributions, which fund research, acquisitions and stitching. More info
here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/garp/

You must be a dues-paying member of Gesher Galicia to start a project,
since member dues go into our matching fund program, so if you are
not yet a member, or need to renew for 2015, go here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/

If you are simply a map enthusiast and want to support our work, which
includes gathering more province-wide maps, please donate to the map
room fund here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/donate/

More maps and more exciting Gesher Galicia news will be coming soon.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...


Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented: JGSLA Program, Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30PM - Skirball Cultural Center #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites you to our next
program on how our ancestors re-imagined their lives in extraordinary
ways:

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30PM

Skirball Cultural Center - Magnin Auditorium
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

"Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented"

Ever wonder if there was more to your family history than meets the eye?

Poor immigrant Jews arriving in Der Goldene Medina (the promised land)
not only shed their old world clothing and shtetl names, but often
completely reinvented their personalities, creating new identities and
obscuring old ones. >from deadbeat, bigamist husbands to sweatshop
maideles transformed into Ziegfeld chorines, explore the trajectories
of these extraordinary lives through genealogical case studies.

Hear the tale of two foster-home Bessarabian beauties, born to a poor
teenager on the lower east side, who rose >from rags to riches to
become muses to a teenage Truman Capote, meeting the real Holly
Golightly along the way! We'll also follow the story of Russian immigrant
fishmonger Avram >from Odessa who got "whacked by the mob" as
gun-runner "Barney Blum" in the noirish 1920s Los Angeles, and
Charles Kaufman born in 1847 Lichtenau, Germany, who made his way
across the U.S. to become a mining tycoon in San Francisco, then on to
Australia's Eastern Goldfields, and finally ending up in high society
London, acquiring three citizenships along the way.

Using creative methodology and genealogical travel we'll explore the
twisted roads our ancestors traveled to establish a new life -- or run
out on an old one. Learn investigative techniques for uncovering the
truth about your own amazing (but often hidden) family history.

Speaker:
Pamela Weisberger, Program Chair JGSLA, President, Gesher Galicia

Open to the public. JGSLA members free, guests $5.00.

The JGSLA traveling library will be available starting at 7:00PM.
More info and directions: www.jgsla.org.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...
http://www.jgsla.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rozdol 1850 Cadastral Map added to Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room & Map Searching Info #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded an important addition to the Cadastral
Map Room: A full-color cadastral map for Rozdol (Rozdil, Rosdil) >from
1850.

This map includes the suburb of Olchowiec and shows a well-developed
town center include a market square, a Jewish community with three
labeled buildings including a synagogue near one corner of the square,
two church/monastery complexes with cemeteries, a large Jewish
cemetery, the town water reservoir, two large manors with gardens,
extensive farmlands, orchards, and a a very large forest. Buildings and
land parcels are clearly marked; a small number of post-lithograph
additions and revisions are marked in redline edits.

View the map here:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozdol-rozdil-1850/

Be sure to click on the + zoom feature to see close-up images of the
town square and surrounding areas, then use your mouse to navigate
through the map. The entire map room collection is here:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Don't see your town's map online yet? Look at Gesher Galicia's map
inventories first to see if we have already checked various archives for
maps of the town and if we have acquired any. Our inventory guide page
is here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/

from there (or using the "Inventory" drop down menu on the home
page: http://www.geshergalicia.org) you can connect to our primary
GARP inventory or the targeted inventories for the Przemysl or Rzeszow
archives which list their map collections in alphabetical order.

Not sure of your town name? Use our Galician Town Locator for the
year 1900 here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

Every town that was in Galicia in 1900 will be listed there, but consider
various spellings and town names that were similar. To identify the
correct one it helps to know the administrative districts where your
village was. Using JewishGen's Jewish Community database is also useful,
but it does not list all the 6,000-plus towns in Galicia. Many tiny villages
might have had just one or two Jewish families, but would not be
considered "Jewish Communities," which is why our Locator is so useful
to researchers.

If you find that GG has acquired maps, but they are not online, they are
probably in the queue to be "stitched" (an involved process of merging
various high-resolution scans to create a single online map), handled by
our expert digital cartography coordinator, Jay Osborn. If you don't see
your town, it means that a Galician Archival Records Project for as not
yet been established. The GARP projects are driven by member
contributions, which fund research, acquisitions and stitching. More info
here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/garp/

You must be a dues-paying member of Gesher Galicia to start a project,
since member dues go into our matching fund program, so if you are
not yet a member, or need to renew for 2015, go here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/

If you are simply a map enthusiast and want to support our work, which
includes gathering more province-wide maps, please donate to the map
room fund here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/donate/

More maps and more exciting Gesher Galicia news will be coming soon.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented: JGSLA Program, Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30PM - Skirball Cultural Center #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites you to our next
program on how our ancestors re-imagined their lives in extraordinary
ways:

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30PM

Skirball Cultural Center - Magnin Auditorium
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

"Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented"

Ever wonder if there was more to your family history than meets the eye?

Poor immigrant Jews arriving in Der Goldene Medina (the promised land)
not only shed their old world clothing and shtetl names, but often
completely reinvented their personalities, creating new identities and
obscuring old ones. >from deadbeat, bigamist husbands to sweatshop
maideles transformed into Ziegfeld chorines, explore the trajectories
of these extraordinary lives through genealogical case studies.

Hear the tale of two foster-home Bessarabian beauties, born to a poor
teenager on the lower east side, who rose >from rags to riches to
become muses to a teenage Truman Capote, meeting the real Holly
Golightly along the way! We'll also follow the story of Russian immigrant
fishmonger Avram >from Odessa who got "whacked by the mob" as
gun-runner "Barney Blum" in the noirish 1920s Los Angeles, and
Charles Kaufman born in 1847 Lichtenau, Germany, who made his way
across the U.S. to become a mining tycoon in San Francisco, then on to
Australia's Eastern Goldfields, and finally ending up in high society
London, acquiring three citizenships along the way.

Using creative methodology and genealogical travel we'll explore the
twisted roads our ancestors traveled to establish a new life -- or run
out on an old one. Learn investigative techniques for uncovering the
truth about your own amazing (but often hidden) family history.

Speaker:
Pamela Weisberger, Program Chair JGSLA, President, Gesher Galicia

Open to the public. JGSLA members free, guests $5.00.

The JGSLA traveling library will be available starting at 7:00PM.
More info and directions: www.jgsla.org.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...
http://www.jgsla.org


JGS NY Meeting Sunday, February 22 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Join us for the JGS NY Meeting on Sunday, February 22
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York
at 2 PM

Speaker: Dr. Janette Silverman
Program: "Ancient Texts Lead to Genealogical Discoveries: Genealogical
Resources at The Jewish Theological Seminary"

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York is off the radar screen for
many genealogists. Yet its library is a treasure, home to almost half a
million volumes including manuscripts, rare books and archives. The
archives are a rich repository of records of Jewish communities,
institutions and prominent individuals in the US and Europe.

With Dr. Silverman, we will take a digital trip and explore some of the
unique resources of the JTS archives. We will also explore a variety of
ketubot and mohel books and discuss the ways that all of these materials
can advance our research.

Dr.Silverman is Outreach Director for the William Davidson Graduate
School of Jewish Education at JTS. She is also a professional
genealogist and owner of the genealogy consulting firm RelativaTree.
Active as a volunteer in genealogical activities, she is the JewishGen
Ukraine SIG Coordinator; a Moderator of the JewishGen Discussion
Group; a volunteer at the NY Family History Center; and former President
of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Society. She holds a doctoral degree in
Jewish Studies.

Come join us at the Lunch & Learn session at 12:30 PM prior to the
meeting. Bring your lunch and questions for a special session with
Janette Silverman on Ukraine Research and the resources of Ukraine SIG.

Free for JGS members, guests $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open at
11 AM with access to research materials.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS NY Meeting Sunday, February 22 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Join us for the JGS NY Meeting on Sunday, February 22
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York
at 2 PM

Speaker: Dr. Janette Silverman
Program: "Ancient Texts Lead to Genealogical Discoveries: Genealogical
Resources at The Jewish Theological Seminary"

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York is off the radar screen for
many genealogists. Yet its library is a treasure, home to almost half a
million volumes including manuscripts, rare books and archives. The
archives are a rich repository of records of Jewish communities,
institutions and prominent individuals in the US and Europe.

With Dr. Silverman, we will take a digital trip and explore some of the
unique resources of the JTS archives. We will also explore a variety of
ketubot and mohel books and discuss the ways that all of these materials
can advance our research.

Dr.Silverman is Outreach Director for the William Davidson Graduate
School of Jewish Education at JTS. She is also a professional
genealogist and owner of the genealogy consulting firm RelativaTree.
Active as a volunteer in genealogical activities, she is the JewishGen
Ukraine SIG Coordinator; a Moderator of the JewishGen Discussion
Group; a volunteer at the NY Family History Center; and former President
of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Society. She holds a doctoral degree in
Jewish Studies.

Come join us at the Lunch & Learn session at 12:30 PM prior to the
meeting. Bring your lunch and questions for a special session with
Janette Silverman on Ukraine Research and the resources of Ukraine SIG.

Free for JGS members, guests $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open at
11 AM with access to research materials.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York, NY

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