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Re: Sending documents from the USSR to Israel via the Dutch Embassy #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Boris,

I know only that in 1988 I went to Dutch Embassy in Moscow and
gave a package with mine and wife's documents (Diplomas, employment
history ("trudovaya knizhka"), and something else).

We did not go to Israel, but to the US (via Austria and Italy),
and we received the package with the documents (a few things were
missing though ...) in about 6 months after coming to the US.

I am not exactly sure what agency was responsible for that, but
because we worked with HIAS, I just guess that they should know about
your documents.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sending documents from the USSR to Israel via the Dutch Embassy #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Boris,

I know only that in 1988 I went to Dutch Embassy in Moscow and
gave a package with mine and wife's documents (Diplomas, employment
history ("trudovaya knizhka"), and something else).

We did not go to Israel, but to the US (via Austria and Italy),
and we received the package with the documents (a few things were
missing though ...) in about 6 months after coming to the US.

I am not exactly sure what agency was responsible for that, but
because we worked with HIAS, I just guess that they should know about
your documents.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


'Refuseniks' timeframe. (Was: Sending documents from the USSR to Israel via the Dutch Embassy) #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Boris Feldblyum wrote on 03 Jan 2016 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Way back when the Soviet Union seemed to be as eternal as the pyramids
(early 1970's),
Between June 1967 and January 1992.

[So not quite as eternal as the pyramids, but setting a timeframe for
'eternal' would be a challenge.]

Israel did not have the diplomatic relations with the
Soviets and was represented in Moscow by the Dutch Embassy.
<http://embassies.gov.il/hague/Relaties/Pages/Bilaterale%20betrekkingen.aspx>
[or http://tinyurl.com/hjylqe3 - MODERATOR]
shows in Dutch:

"De nauwe banden tussen Nederland en Israël kwamen ook tot uitdrukking in de
wijze waarop Nederland de Israëlische belangen vertegenwoordigde tijdens de
periode van ongeveer een kwart eeuw - van juni 1967 tot januari 1992 -
waarin de diplomatieke contacten tussen de Sovjet-Unie en Israël verbroken
waren. De belangen van Israël werden in die periode behartigd door de
Nederlandse ambassades in Moskou en Warschau. De Nederlandse Consulaten
hebben tienduizenden 'refuseniks' (joden aan wie het verboden werd naar
Israël te emigreren) actief geholpen door visa uit te geven."

Cleaned-up [I tried] machine-translation:

"The close ties between the Netherlands and Israel were also reflected in
the way the Netherlands represented Israel's interests during the period of
about a quarter of a century - >from June 1967 to January 1992 - when the
diplomatic relations between the USSR and Israel were broken. The interests
of Israel were represented at that time by the Dutch embassies in Moscow and
Warsaw. The Dutch Consulates have aided 10th of thousands 'refuseniks' (Jews
who were forbidden to emigrate to Israel) actively by issuing visas."

Evertjan Hannivoort
The Netherlands

MODERATOR: There is contact information for The Netherlands Embassy in Israel
at http://israel.nlembassy.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 'Refuseniks' timeframe. (Was: Sending documents from the USSR to Israel via the Dutch Embassy) #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Boris Feldblyum wrote on 03 Jan 2016 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Way back when the Soviet Union seemed to be as eternal as the pyramids
(early 1970's),
Between June 1967 and January 1992.

[So not quite as eternal as the pyramids, but setting a timeframe for
'eternal' would be a challenge.]

Israel did not have the diplomatic relations with the
Soviets and was represented in Moscow by the Dutch Embassy.
<http://embassies.gov.il/hague/Relaties/Pages/Bilaterale%20betrekkingen.aspx>
[or http://tinyurl.com/hjylqe3 - MODERATOR]
shows in Dutch:

"De nauwe banden tussen Nederland en Israël kwamen ook tot uitdrukking in de
wijze waarop Nederland de Israëlische belangen vertegenwoordigde tijdens de
periode van ongeveer een kwart eeuw - van juni 1967 tot januari 1992 -
waarin de diplomatieke contacten tussen de Sovjet-Unie en Israël verbroken
waren. De belangen van Israël werden in die periode behartigd door de
Nederlandse ambassades in Moskou en Warschau. De Nederlandse Consulaten
hebben tienduizenden 'refuseniks' (joden aan wie het verboden werd naar
Israël te emigreren) actief geholpen door visa uit te geven."

Cleaned-up [I tried] machine-translation:

"The close ties between the Netherlands and Israel were also reflected in
the way the Netherlands represented Israel's interests during the period of
about a quarter of a century - >from June 1967 to January 1992 - when the
diplomatic relations between the USSR and Israel were broken. The interests
of Israel were represented at that time by the Dutch embassies in Moscow and
Warsaw. The Dutch Consulates have aided 10th of thousands 'refuseniks' (Jews
who were forbidden to emigrate to Israel) actively by issuing visas."

Evertjan Hannivoort
The Netherlands

MODERATOR: There is contact information for The Netherlands Embassy in Israel
at http://israel.nlembassy.org/


World War I & World War II Registration Cards YouTube Video #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "7 Important Genealogical Hints >from World War I
& World War II Registration Cards".

Draft registration cards >from World War I and World War II can provide you
with some important information that might not be available on other
genealogical source documents. Here is an explanation of what was required
by these drafts and seven possible hints to further your research.

You can access all our videos >from our website http://jgsli.org/ or
directly >from our You Tube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed If you have
any comments or recommendations for other topics, please let me know at
past_pres@...

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen World War I & World War II Registration Cards YouTube Video #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "7 Important Genealogical Hints >from World War I
& World War II Registration Cards".

Draft registration cards >from World War I and World War II can provide you
with some important information that might not be available on other
genealogical source documents. Here is an explanation of what was required
by these drafts and seven possible hints to further your research.

You can access all our videos >from our website http://jgsli.org/ or
directly >from our You Tube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed If you have
any comments or recommendations for other topics, please let me know at
past_pres@...

Nolan Altman


JGSGW January 10, 2016 Meeting Announcement - Location Correction #general

Marlene Bishow
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its January
2016 meeting on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301
Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

1:00 PM Maven Table and Schmooze
1:30 PM Meeting & Program:
Speaker: Bennett Greenspan
Topic: "The DNA of the Jewish People"

Over the past few decades, an attempt has been made to discredit Ashkenazi
Jews by saying that they are not descended >from the historical Israelites of
the Fertile Crescent. For example, in "The Thirteenth Tribe" >from 1976,
Arthur Koestler attempted to show that Ashkenazim descend >from Khazars
who converted to Judaism prior to their migration into Eastern Europe. Other
books and papers published since then offer the same theory. In this
presentation, Mr. Greenspan will discuss the impact that direct-to-consumer
DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy has on the discussion.

Entrepreneur and genealogy enthusiast Bennett Greenspan founded Family
Tree DNA in 2000, the first company in the world to develop DNA testing for
ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application. A Nebraska
native and University of Texas graduate, Mr. Greenspan's business experience
includes photo-imaging/industrial photography and commercial real estate.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy

Non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting
as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest
fee may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are
paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members
requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or
disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW January 10, 2016 Meeting Announcement - Location Correction #general

Marlene Bishow
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its January
2016 meeting on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301
Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

1:00 PM Maven Table and Schmooze
1:30 PM Meeting & Program:
Speaker: Bennett Greenspan
Topic: "The DNA of the Jewish People"

Over the past few decades, an attempt has been made to discredit Ashkenazi
Jews by saying that they are not descended >from the historical Israelites of
the Fertile Crescent. For example, in "The Thirteenth Tribe" >from 1976,
Arthur Koestler attempted to show that Ashkenazim descend >from Khazars
who converted to Judaism prior to their migration into Eastern Europe. Other
books and papers published since then offer the same theory. In this
presentation, Mr. Greenspan will discuss the impact that direct-to-consumer
DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy has on the discussion.

Entrepreneur and genealogy enthusiast Bennett Greenspan founded Family
Tree DNA in 2000, the first company in the world to develop DNA testing for
ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application. A Nebraska
native and University of Texas graduate, Mr. Greenspan's business experience
includes photo-imaging/industrial photography and commercial real estate.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy

Non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting
as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest
fee may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are
paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members
requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or
disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications


Lecture in Longboat Key, FL, Thursday Jan. 7, 2016 2 PM #lithuania

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

To anyone who will be in the area of Sarasota Florida, on Thursday Jan.
7th 2 PM

You are invited to attend my lecture, "How a trip to Lithuania and
Latvia led to discoveries of a Jewish Presence Past and Present in these
areas."

One of the highlights of my trip was Vilnius (Vilna), the home of the
revered Talmudic scholar, the Vilna Gaon in the 18th century. In
the 19th century the city went on to become the home of Haskalah, or
Jewish Enlightenment, and it was known as the Jerusalem of the North.
Lithuania became the centre of Jewish learning. In fact, some people
consider Litvaks to be the most learned of the Jewish people. Are
Lithuanian Jews different? This lecture will be illustrated with photos
from my first trip to Lithuania in 2009.
It will be held at the Miniversity at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key, FL. Everyone is welcome. There is a $10 charge if
you are not a member of TBI.

I hope to see you there.

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal and Longboat Key, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lecture in Longboat Key, FL, Thursday Jan. 7, 2016 2 PM #lithuania

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

To anyone who will be in the area of Sarasota Florida, on Thursday Jan.
7th 2 PM

You are invited to attend my lecture, "How a trip to Lithuania and
Latvia led to discoveries of a Jewish Presence Past and Present in these
areas."

One of the highlights of my trip was Vilnius (Vilna), the home of the
revered Talmudic scholar, the Vilna Gaon in the 18th century. In
the 19th century the city went on to become the home of Haskalah, or
Jewish Enlightenment, and it was known as the Jerusalem of the North.
Lithuania became the centre of Jewish learning. In fact, some people
consider Litvaks to be the most learned of the Jewish people. Are
Lithuanian Jews different? This lecture will be illustrated with photos
from my first trip to Lithuania in 2009.
It will be held at the Miniversity at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key, FL. Everyone is welcome. There is a $10 charge if
you are not a member of TBI.

I hope to see you there.

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal and Longboat Key, FL


Sending documents from the USSR to Israel via the Dutch Embassy #general

boris
 

Way back when the Soviet Union seemed to be as eternal as the pyramids
(early 1970's), Israel did not have the diplomatic relations with the
Soviets and was represented in Moscow by the Dutch Embassy. Emigrating Jews
who did not want to risk their documents, e.g. higher education diplomas, to
be confiscated at the border, could give them to the Dutch Embassy personnel
and later retrieve them in Israel. Which agency in Israel received these
documents >from the Dutch and what was the procedure to deliver them to the
olim, is unknown, to me at least.

It happened so that earlier today, after only 36 years of living in America,
my father-in-law shared that he had given to the Dutch some family documents
and letters, going back to the 1920's-1930's. Since we had family in the US,
we did not go to Israel but to America. Nobody ever contacted him and he
never inquired. What happened to the documents, is unknown. Hence the
question.

If anybody knows what was the exact procedure to transfer small personal
items >from the USSR to Israel, and the name of the receiving agency in
Israel, I'd love to learn this.

If there are former Soviet Jews who did transfer their documents via the
Dutch embassy, please share your memories here on the forum or to me
directly if you so wish.

Thank you.

Happy New Year everyone!

Boris Feldblyum
Potomac, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sending documents from the USSR to Israel via the Dutch Embassy #general

boris
 

Way back when the Soviet Union seemed to be as eternal as the pyramids
(early 1970's), Israel did not have the diplomatic relations with the
Soviets and was represented in Moscow by the Dutch Embassy. Emigrating Jews
who did not want to risk their documents, e.g. higher education diplomas, to
be confiscated at the border, could give them to the Dutch Embassy personnel
and later retrieve them in Israel. Which agency in Israel received these
documents >from the Dutch and what was the procedure to deliver them to the
olim, is unknown, to me at least.

It happened so that earlier today, after only 36 years of living in America,
my father-in-law shared that he had given to the Dutch some family documents
and letters, going back to the 1920's-1930's. Since we had family in the US,
we did not go to Israel but to America. Nobody ever contacted him and he
never inquired. What happened to the documents, is unknown. Hence the
question.

If anybody knows what was the exact procedure to transfer small personal
items >from the USSR to Israel, and the name of the receiving agency in
Israel, I'd love to learn this.

If there are former Soviet Jews who did transfer their documents via the
Dutch embassy, please share your memories here on the forum or to me
directly if you so wish.

Thank you.

Happy New Year everyone!

Boris Feldblyum
Potomac, MD


Re: Odessa vital records #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Dear Israel,

Ukraine SIG has already submitted to the JG Ukraine Database the following records (is not clear to me if they are already online):

- Odessa birth indexes: 56,029 lines >from 1878-1889, 1891, 1894, 1896-1897, 1900

Additionally, the indexes of 1877 births have been translated and proofread.

On the Odessa Kehilalinks (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa) you'll find the All Odessa Database containing another 60,000 records (not yet submitted to the JG database).

There are many other records that need to be translated/indexed but we are missing volunteers with Russian knowledge.

We will welcome anyone wanting to help even if he/she can only translate a few records a week.

Happy new year,

Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader
Ukraine SIG

________________________________

Subject: Odessa vital records
From: IsraelP@...
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:24:54 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

What is the situation today regarding birth, death,marriage records for Odessa?
What is indexed, what and how can I order etc etc. (Odessa Ukraine, not Texas.)

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Odessa vital records #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Dear Israel,

Ukraine SIG has already submitted to the JG Ukraine Database the following records (is not clear to me if they are already online):

- Odessa birth indexes: 56,029 lines >from 1878-1889, 1891, 1894, 1896-1897, 1900

Additionally, the indexes of 1877 births have been translated and proofread.

On the Odessa Kehilalinks (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa) you'll find the All Odessa Database containing another 60,000 records (not yet submitted to the JG database).

There are many other records that need to be translated/indexed but we are missing volunteers with Russian knowledge.

We will welcome anyone wanting to help even if he/she can only translate a few records a week.

Happy new year,

Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader
Ukraine SIG

________________________________

Subject: Odessa vital records
From: IsraelP@...
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:24:54 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

What is the situation today regarding birth, death,marriage records for Odessa?
What is indexed, what and how can I order etc etc. (Odessa Ukraine, not Texas.)

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


The Jewish JONAS family from Trzebiatow and Gryfice, West Pomeranian Voivodeship #general

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

I'm searching for the Jewish JONAS family >from Trzebiatow (German:
Treptow an der Rega) and Gryfice (German: Greifenberg), West Pomeranian
Voivodeship, Poland

Specially for relatives and descendants of the merchant Julius David JONAS
(b 1827 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, d 1900 Berlin, Germany; son of the
merchant David MICHAELIS, b.1784 Gryfice, d.1859 Trzebiatow/Teptow,
Germany, his wife is unknown) and his wife Ernestine Albertine, nee
WOLFF (b. 1836 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, d. 1898 Berlin, Germany).

Julius and Ernestine Jonas had six children:

1: Willy JONAS (b 1862 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, d. 1940 Berlin,
Germany; Justizrat/Counsellor, Lawyer)

2: Max JONAS (b 1864 Trzebiatow/Teptow a Rega, Germany, d 1931 Oranienburg
near Berlin, Germany; Justizrat/Counsellor, Dr. jur. Lawyer, City
councilor and alderman in Oranienburg, Germany; children: Otto JONAS
b.1895 Oranienburg, Germany, d.1908 Oranienburg, Germany and Anna JONAS
b. 1908 Oranienburg, Germany; first wife Helma, maiden name unknown,
d. 1926 Oranienburg, Germany; second wife Margarete, nee MICHAELIS,
b. 1873 in Berlin, Germany, she survived the Ghetto of Terezin and died
in Switzerland)

3: Ernst JONAS (b. 1872 Trzebiato/Teptow, Germany, d. 1934 St. Louis,
Missouri, USA; Dr. med./PD, Physician/Surgeon; husband of Rose, nee
TUHOLSKE, son-in-law of the Physican Dr.med./PD Hermann TUHOLSKE)

4: Gustav JONAS (b. 1874 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, killed 1941
Ghetto Lodz; merchant)

5: Ferdinand JONAS (1876 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, he survived the
Shoah as a forced labourer and d. after 1947 in Berlin, Germany;
merchant)

6: Frieda JONAS (b.1877 Trzebiatow/Teptow, d. ?)

Sincerely

Robert Dupuis

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Jewish JONAS family from Trzebiatow and Gryfice, West Pomeranian Voivodeship #general

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

I'm searching for the Jewish JONAS family >from Trzebiatow (German:
Treptow an der Rega) and Gryfice (German: Greifenberg), West Pomeranian
Voivodeship, Poland

Specially for relatives and descendants of the merchant Julius David JONAS
(b 1827 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, d 1900 Berlin, Germany; son of the
merchant David MICHAELIS, b.1784 Gryfice, d.1859 Trzebiatow/Teptow,
Germany, his wife is unknown) and his wife Ernestine Albertine, nee
WOLFF (b. 1836 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, d. 1898 Berlin, Germany).

Julius and Ernestine Jonas had six children:

1: Willy JONAS (b 1862 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, d. 1940 Berlin,
Germany; Justizrat/Counsellor, Lawyer)

2: Max JONAS (b 1864 Trzebiatow/Teptow a Rega, Germany, d 1931 Oranienburg
near Berlin, Germany; Justizrat/Counsellor, Dr. jur. Lawyer, City
councilor and alderman in Oranienburg, Germany; children: Otto JONAS
b.1895 Oranienburg, Germany, d.1908 Oranienburg, Germany and Anna JONAS
b. 1908 Oranienburg, Germany; first wife Helma, maiden name unknown,
d. 1926 Oranienburg, Germany; second wife Margarete, nee MICHAELIS,
b. 1873 in Berlin, Germany, she survived the Ghetto of Terezin and died
in Switzerland)

3: Ernst JONAS (b. 1872 Trzebiato/Teptow, Germany, d. 1934 St. Louis,
Missouri, USA; Dr. med./PD, Physician/Surgeon; husband of Rose, nee
TUHOLSKE, son-in-law of the Physican Dr.med./PD Hermann TUHOLSKE)

4: Gustav JONAS (b. 1874 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, killed 1941
Ghetto Lodz; merchant)

5: Ferdinand JONAS (1876 Trzebiatow/Teptow, Germany, he survived the
Shoah as a forced labourer and d. after 1947 in Berlin, Germany;
merchant)

6: Frieda JONAS (b.1877 Trzebiatow/Teptow, d. ?)

Sincerely

Robert Dupuis

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1. Only last/family names are to be capitalized; and
2. Our software does not play well with non-Latin characters (such as the
letter o with an acute accent) rendering them as meaningless computer codes
which must then be converted by the Moderator. When submitting a message,
please use the closest approximation in a Latin character.


Suggested Demonym for Kosow Poleksi? #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I am working with the translator on the yizkor book for Kosow Poleski.
The question of what to call residents of Kosow Poleski comes up
because it is used in many places in the text, particularly in photo
captions. The translator has suggested using Kosovians. I've looked at
some parallels for other place names and have three ideas of what
might be used for inspiration leading to Kosovian, Kosovite or
Kosovar.

Warsaw residents: Varsovian leading to Kosovian
Moscow residents: Muscovites leading to Kosovites
Kosovo (Albania) residents: Kosovar, which could also be used here

The last one, while tempting for inspiration could lead to confusion
outside the context of this book.

I know some people write this place name with a double "s" in English.
Polish place names in the translation are given by their Polish names
at the time the story takes place and for this reason, the name of the
town in the translation has a single "s". For that reason, the
suggested demonyms are all with a single "s" as well.

I'd appreciate any feedback you can give on this topic. Please reply
to me directly unless you feel there is something of broader interest
about your comment on this topic.

Bob Fitterman
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Suggested Demonym for Kosow Poleksi? #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I am working with the translator on the yizkor book for Kosow Poleski.
The question of what to call residents of Kosow Poleski comes up
because it is used in many places in the text, particularly in photo
captions. The translator has suggested using Kosovians. I've looked at
some parallels for other place names and have three ideas of what
might be used for inspiration leading to Kosovian, Kosovite or
Kosovar.

Warsaw residents: Varsovian leading to Kosovian
Moscow residents: Muscovites leading to Kosovites
Kosovo (Albania) residents: Kosovar, which could also be used here

The last one, while tempting for inspiration could lead to confusion
outside the context of this book.

I know some people write this place name with a double "s" in English.
Polish place names in the translation are given by their Polish names
at the time the story takes place and for this reason, the name of the
town in the translation has a single "s". For that reason, the
suggested demonyms are all with a single "s" as well.

I'd appreciate any feedback you can give on this topic. Please reply
to me directly unless you feel there is something of broader interest
about your comment on this topic.

Bob Fitterman
New York City


JGSGW January 10, 2016 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its January
2016 meeting on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301
Montrose Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

1:00 PM Maven Table and Schmooze
1:30 PM Meeting & Program:
Speaker: Bennett Greenspan
Topic: "The DNA of the Jewish People"

Over the past few decades, an attempt has been made to discredit Ashkenazi
Jews by saying that they are not descended >from the historical Israelites of
the Fertile Crescent. For example, in "The Thirteenth Tribe" >from 1976,
Arthur Koestler attempted to show that Ashkenazim descend >from Khazars
who converted to Judaism prior to their migration into Eastern Europe. Other
books and papers published since then offer the same theory. In this
presentation, Mr. Greenspan will discuss the impact that direct-to-consumer
DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy has on the discussion.

Entrepreneur and genealogy enthusiast Bennett Greenspan founded Family
Tree DNA in 2000, the first company in the world to develop DNA testing for
ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application. A Nebraska
native and University of Texas graduate, Mr. Greenspan's business experience
includes photo-imaging/industrial photography and commercial real estate.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy

As of January 1, 2014, a non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting
as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee
may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are
paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members
requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or
disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW January 10, 2016 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its January
2016 meeting on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301
Montrose Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

1:00 PM Maven Table and Schmooze
1:30 PM Meeting & Program:
Speaker: Bennett Greenspan
Topic: "The DNA of the Jewish People"

Over the past few decades, an attempt has been made to discredit Ashkenazi
Jews by saying that they are not descended >from the historical Israelites of
the Fertile Crescent. For example, in "The Thirteenth Tribe" >from 1976,
Arthur Koestler attempted to show that Ashkenazim descend >from Khazars
who converted to Judaism prior to their migration into Eastern Europe. Other
books and papers published since then offer the same theory. In this
presentation, Mr. Greenspan will discuss the impact that direct-to-consumer
DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy has on the discussion.

Entrepreneur and genealogy enthusiast Bennett Greenspan founded Family
Tree DNA in 2000, the first company in the world to develop DNA testing for
ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application. A Nebraska
native and University of Texas graduate, Mr. Greenspan's business experience
includes photo-imaging/industrial photography and commercial real estate.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy

As of January 1, 2014, a non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting
as a Guest for a $5.00 fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee
may be applied toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are
paid at the same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members
requiring personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or
disability may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer