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Archival Film of the Partitioning of Poland and the Molotov-Ribetrop Pact, etc. #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Tomek Wisniewski's seventy-first film at the Museum is an intriguing one,
three minutes and eleven seconds of archival film (much in color) >from 1939.
The film contains scenes of Stalin, Molotov and Ribentrop and Hitler in
Warsaw in 1939. The film is entitled "The Partitioning and End of Poland,"
so you will see the signing of the Molotov-Ribentrop Pact as well as the
marching of the German troops through Warsaw, etc.

The link to this particular film is now the very first entry on Tomek's page
at the Museum. The link is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm
You can also find links to the many video clips at the Museum at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/multimedia-index-video.htm

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JRI Poland #Poland Archival Film of the Partitioning of Poland and the Molotov-Ribetrop Pact, etc. #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Tomek Wisniewski's seventy-first film at the Museum is an intriguing one,
three minutes and eleven seconds of archival film (much in color) >from 1939.
The film contains scenes of Stalin, Molotov and Ribentrop and Hitler in
Warsaw in 1939. The film is entitled "The Partitioning and End of Poland,"
so you will see the signing of the Molotov-Ribentrop Pact as well as the
marching of the German troops through Warsaw, etc.

The link to this particular film is now the very first entry on Tomek's page
at the Museum. The link is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm
You can also find links to the many video clips at the Museum at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/multimedia-index-video.htm

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Zyrardow Exhibition #poland

Robyn Dryen
 

I have just returned >from a memorable visit to Poland. This time to
attend the opening of an exhibition about the lives of the Jewish
community in Zyrardow at the Muzeum Mazowsza Zachodniego W
Zyrardowie. It is a fabulous exhibition with a catalogue in both
English and Polish and will remain on display until December. Curator
Justyna Zac has gathered a wonderful assemblage of family histories,
cultural artifacts (many on loan >from the Jewish Historical Institute
in Warsaw), and artwork by Jewish artists of the region.

If you have connections to Zyrardow, Wiskitki, Sochaczew, Grodzisk,
Mszczonow or any of the surrounding shtetls I heartily recommend a
visit. The museum's website is
http://www.muzeumzyrardow.pl/old/index_1024.php

Robyn Dryen
Sydney

Researching: INDYK (Wiskitki, Zyrardow, Sochaczew), KRUPA (Lowicz,
Grabow), DRUK(I)ER (Piatek)


JRI Poland #Poland Zyrardow Exhibition #poland

Robyn Dryen
 

I have just returned >from a memorable visit to Poland. This time to
attend the opening of an exhibition about the lives of the Jewish
community in Zyrardow at the Muzeum Mazowsza Zachodniego W
Zyrardowie. It is a fabulous exhibition with a catalogue in both
English and Polish and will remain on display until December. Curator
Justyna Zac has gathered a wonderful assemblage of family histories,
cultural artifacts (many on loan >from the Jewish Historical Institute
in Warsaw), and artwork by Jewish artists of the region.

If you have connections to Zyrardow, Wiskitki, Sochaczew, Grodzisk,
Mszczonow or any of the surrounding shtetls I heartily recommend a
visit. The museum's website is
http://www.muzeumzyrardow.pl/old/index_1024.php

Robyn Dryen
Sydney

Researching: INDYK (Wiskitki, Zyrardow, Sochaczew), KRUPA (Lowicz,
Grabow), DRUK(I)ER (Piatek)


ANNA TEDESCHI - birth whereabouts #unitedkingdom

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Duccio,

I did an all event search for just the last name TEDESCHI on FreeBMD
for the period 1850-1900 and there seems to be two distinct
geographical areas where the name appears, London (principally Fulham
and the east end) and intriguingly Walsall and Wolverhampton, two
towns just northwest of Birmingham. I'm sure you've done this already.

Even though I was born in London and grew up there, nothing about it
recalls any area being known as the Golden District (unless it could
have been a euphemism for the Yiddish phrase "golden medina.")

>from my canal restoration days, I recall that not far >from where you
live, in the Cotswolds is the Golden Valley. But this might be a red
herring.

Though the Fulham entries begin with the late 1880s some ten years
after Anna was born, I am inclined to think it might have been said
as a euphemism even though it was stated on the marriage certificate
(though of course, I'm more than willing to be proven wrong).

--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia, New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland, London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland, London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland, London, England, NYC, NY, USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom ANNA TEDESCHI - birth whereabouts #unitedkingdom

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Duccio,

I did an all event search for just the last name TEDESCHI on FreeBMD
for the period 1850-1900 and there seems to be two distinct
geographical areas where the name appears, London (principally Fulham
and the east end) and intriguingly Walsall and Wolverhampton, two
towns just northwest of Birmingham. I'm sure you've done this already.

Even though I was born in London and grew up there, nothing about it
recalls any area being known as the Golden District (unless it could
have been a euphemism for the Yiddish phrase "golden medina.")

>from my canal restoration days, I recall that not far >from where you
live, in the Cotswolds is the Golden Valley. But this might be a red
herring.

Though the Fulham entries begin with the late 1880s some ten years
after Anna was born, I am inclined to think it might have been said
as a euphemism even though it was stated on the marriage certificate
(though of course, I'm more than willing to be proven wrong).

--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia, New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland, London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland, London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland, London, England, NYC, NY, USA


DC2011 Call for Papers Opens Sunday October 17 #poland

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

2011 IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
CALL FOR PAPERS OPENS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be hosted
by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) >from August
14-19, 2011, in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 genealogists >from across the
US and more than 30 countries will attend the Jewish genealogy event of the
year in the richest genealogical resource location in the US. The program
will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, as
well as a Film Festival, Repository Fair, Vendor Showcase, Gala, Keynote
Address and more.

The Call for Papers will open October 17, and presenters with unique
expertise and experience are invited to submit proposals covering an
unlimited range of relevant themes and programs. To submit a program
proposal, go to www.DC2011.com, click on “Call for Papers,” read the
instructions and FAQ. The submission deadline is January 15, 2011. Accepted
speakers will be notified on March 15, and will receive free conference
registration. Suggested topics: Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and
geographic area in Russia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany,
Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Ukraine,
Romania, Czech Republic, India, and others.

- Research using the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS),
- Jewish life in the Southern US,
- Repositories in the Greater DC area,
- Getting the most out of the 1940 census,
- Technology and computer workshops,
- Publishing family histories,
- DNA and genealogy,
- Cemetery research,
- Geographical/historical resources and methodology,

See http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers for a complete list of
geographic and topic categories.

ABOUT JGSGW

Founded 30 years ago, JGSGW’s membership is drawn primarily >from DC,
Maryland and Virginia. Monthly meetings with diverse speakers address topics
of mutual interest. The society publishes a quarterly journal, "Mishpacha"
(Family) and other publications including: “Capital Collections: Resources
for Jewish Genealogical Research in the Washington, DC-area.” It supports a
research library with more than 2,000 books, recordings and unpublished
items. The society has previously hosted the IAJGS conference in 1982, 1984.
1988, 1995 and 2003. The 2011 conference anticipates more than 1,200
genealogists >from 35 states and more than 30 countries.

ABOUT IAJGS

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies ( IAJGS) is
an organization of organizations formed in the 1988 to provide a common
voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance our genealogical
avocation, and to lend its name and expertise to such areas as the annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference. Virtually all of the national and international
Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs), and a number of Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) are members.

CONTACTS:
Marlene Katz Bishow, Conference Co-Chair
programs@dc2011.org

Dr. Jeffrey Malka, Program Coordinator
speakers@DC2011.org

Faith Nachman Klein, Conference Publicist
pr@DC2011.org


JRI Poland #Poland DC2011 Call for Papers Opens Sunday October 17 #poland

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

2011 IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
CALL FOR PAPERS OPENS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be hosted
by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) >from August
14-19, 2011, in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 genealogists >from across the
US and more than 30 countries will attend the Jewish genealogy event of the
year in the richest genealogical resource location in the US. The program
will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, as
well as a Film Festival, Repository Fair, Vendor Showcase, Gala, Keynote
Address and more.

The Call for Papers will open October 17, and presenters with unique
expertise and experience are invited to submit proposals covering an
unlimited range of relevant themes and programs. To submit a program
proposal, go to www.DC2011.com, click on “Call for Papers,” read the
instructions and FAQ. The submission deadline is January 15, 2011. Accepted
speakers will be notified on March 15, and will receive free conference
registration. Suggested topics: Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and
geographic area in Russia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany,
Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Ukraine,
Romania, Czech Republic, India, and others.

- Research using the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS),
- Jewish life in the Southern US,
- Repositories in the Greater DC area,
- Getting the most out of the 1940 census,
- Technology and computer workshops,
- Publishing family histories,
- DNA and genealogy,
- Cemetery research,
- Geographical/historical resources and methodology,

See http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers for a complete list of
geographic and topic categories.

ABOUT JGSGW

Founded 30 years ago, JGSGW’s membership is drawn primarily >from DC,
Maryland and Virginia. Monthly meetings with diverse speakers address topics
of mutual interest. The society publishes a quarterly journal, "Mishpacha"
(Family) and other publications including: “Capital Collections: Resources
for Jewish Genealogical Research in the Washington, DC-area.” It supports a
research library with more than 2,000 books, recordings and unpublished
items. The society has previously hosted the IAJGS conference in 1982, 1984.
1988, 1995 and 2003. The 2011 conference anticipates more than 1,200
genealogists >from 35 states and more than 30 countries.

ABOUT IAJGS

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies ( IAJGS) is
an organization of organizations formed in the 1988 to provide a common
voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance our genealogical
avocation, and to lend its name and expertise to such areas as the annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference. Virtually all of the national and international
Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs), and a number of Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) are members.

CONTACTS:
Marlene Katz Bishow, Conference Co-Chair
programs@dc2011.org

Dr. Jeffrey Malka, Program Coordinator
speakers@DC2011.org

Faith Nachman Klein, Conference Publicist
pr@DC2011.org


18th century census of Poland, especially Bialystok #poland

sbloom@...
 

I was wondering if anyone has every had any success finding the
18th century censuses for Bialystok and environs. I know that
the remains of this census only exist for very particular regions,
but I am not 100% which ones, so I thought I'd ask.

I am interested in Bialystok, since it would seem that my ancestor,
Rabbi Reuven Halpern, was born in Bialystok in the early to
mid 1700's, probably lived there for a bit into adulthood, and
then moved to Glowno to become the Av Beit Din there (he died there
in 1816, and his kids seemed to have been born around 1790, and ended
up settling in nearby Piatek).

I thought he might show up in the Bialystok census. He does not
show up in the Piatek census (this one exists).
I am especially interested in finding out the name of Reuven's
father and his wife. Both may help me figure out how he relates to
Jehiel Heilperin, the Seder hadorot, and Rabbi of Minsk (he claimed
to be a direct descendant, but never gave details).

Steven Bloom


JRI Poland #Poland 18th century census of Poland, especially Bialystok #poland

sbloom@...
 

I was wondering if anyone has every had any success finding the
18th century censuses for Bialystok and environs. I know that
the remains of this census only exist for very particular regions,
but I am not 100% which ones, so I thought I'd ask.

I am interested in Bialystok, since it would seem that my ancestor,
Rabbi Reuven Halpern, was born in Bialystok in the early to
mid 1700's, probably lived there for a bit into adulthood, and
then moved to Glowno to become the Av Beit Din there (he died there
in 1816, and his kids seemed to have been born around 1790, and ended
up settling in nearby Piatek).

I thought he might show up in the Bialystok census. He does not
show up in the Piatek census (this one exists).
I am especially interested in finding out the name of Reuven's
father and his wife. Both may help me figure out how he relates to
Jehiel Heilperin, the Seder hadorot, and Rabbi of Minsk (he claimed
to be a direct descendant, but never gave details).

Steven Bloom


New Course: Using JewishGen to Research Your Ancestral Roots #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen's third course begins (November 1) with an introduction to
JewishGen, Jewish History, Culture and Naming Patterns, Geography and
Jewish Communities. It moves into JewishGen Researcher and Country
Databases and closes with practical hints on translating original
documents, finding researchers, Cemetery and Holocaust research. Our
research is limited to what we can find on the Internet.

The course will run 5 weeks and includes 7 downloadable text lessons
and a forum on which you can post one of your family branches to
research and ask questions. We require that you post to the class
forum; no exceptions. You'll need 8 - 10 hours a week to read the
lessons and do the assignments.

Is this the right course for you? Yes, IF you've done enough basic
genealogical research to know your immigrant ancestor's Hebrew names,
approximate year of birth, originating town. If you are an experienced
researcher and have already found your family in European databases,
this is not the course for you.

To enroll, please go to and review
the detailed description of the course; then click on the "enroll
link", and pay online with our secure system (there is no Value Add
waiver for this course, only for the Basic course). After reading the
description of the class (which begins November 1) at
www.jewishgen.org/education, if you still have questions, please send
an email to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org.

We are looking forward to another great course!
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Course: Using JewishGen to Research Your Ancestral Roots #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen's third course begins (November 1) with an introduction to
JewishGen, Jewish History, Culture and Naming Patterns, Geography and
Jewish Communities. It moves into JewishGen Researcher and Country
Databases and closes with practical hints on translating original
documents, finding researchers, Cemetery and Holocaust research. Our
research is limited to what we can find on the Internet.

The course will run 5 weeks and includes 7 downloadable text lessons
and a forum on which you can post one of your family branches to
research and ask questions. We require that you post to the class
forum; no exceptions. You'll need 8 - 10 hours a week to read the
lessons and do the assignments.

Is this the right course for you? Yes, IF you've done enough basic
genealogical research to know your immigrant ancestor's Hebrew names,
approximate year of birth, originating town. If you are an experienced
researcher and have already found your family in European databases,
this is not the course for you.

To enroll, please go to and review
the detailed description of the course; then click on the "enroll
link", and pay online with our secure system (there is no Value Add
waiver for this course, only for the Basic course). After reading the
description of the class (which begins November 1) at
www.jewishgen.org/education, if you still have questions, please send
an email to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org.

We are looking forward to another great course!
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Births RAIKHZELIGMAN-SHATIL #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

from time to time I have a look on LitvakSIG for my RAIKHZELIGMAN ancestors.
Today I was pleased to see an addition on the births list
SHATIL, Bendet s/o Yosel and Ginde SHATIL, 7 June 1877

Firstly - can someone tell me what the name Ginde means? or an alternative
name.

According to the record, Ginde is the daughter of Yosel. If she had a
child in 1877 that means plus/minus she would have been born any time
before 1860.

On my tree if I have several Yosels. The only one she seems to fit being
the daughter of, is Yosel that was born c. 1816 married to Zlata (all this
I have obtained >from JewishGen records).

But I can't "find" her on any of these records.

The good news is that I now have another thread to follow up on: SHATIL.

Any answers/suggestions would be appreciated.

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Yehud

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Births RAIKHZELIGMAN-SHATIL #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

from time to time I have a look on LitvakSIG for my RAIKHZELIGMAN ancestors.
Today I was pleased to see an addition on the births list
SHATIL, Bendet s/o Yosel and Ginde SHATIL, 7 June 1877

Firstly - can someone tell me what the name Ginde means? or an alternative
name.

According to the record, Ginde is the daughter of Yosel. If she had a
child in 1877 that means plus/minus she would have been born any time
before 1860.

On my tree if I have several Yosels. The only one she seems to fit being
the daughter of, is Yosel that was born c. 1816 married to Zlata (all this
I have obtained >from JewishGen records).

But I can't "find" her on any of these records.

The good news is that I now have another thread to follow up on: SHATIL.

Any answers/suggestions would be appreciated.

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Yehud

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Thank you to Dorothy Leivers #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear SIG,
I wanted to publicly thank our own Dorothy Leiver for the tremendous,
tireless (even when she was tired) effort she has devoted to seeing Kaunas
records translated and put online.
Thank you, Dorothy!
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thank you to Dorothy Leivers #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear SIG,
I wanted to publicly thank our own Dorothy Leiver for the tremendous,
tireless (even when she was tired) effort she has devoted to seeing Kaunas
records translated and put online.
Thank you, Dorothy!
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith


DC2011 Call for Papers Opens Sunday October 17 #lithuania

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

2011 IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
CALL FOR PAPERS OPENS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be hosted
by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) >from August
14-19, 2011, in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 genealogists >from across the
US and more than 30 countries will attend the Jewish genealogy event of the
year in the richest genealogical resource location in the US. The program
will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, as
well as a Film Festival, Repository Fair, Vendor Showcase, Gala, Keynote
Address and more.

The Call for Papers will open October 17, and presenters with unique
expertise and experience are invited to submit proposals covering an
unlimited range of relevant themes and programs. To submit a program
proposal, go to www.DC2011.com, click on “Call for Papers,” read the
instructions and FAQ. The submission deadline is January 15, 2011. Accepted
speakers will be notified on March 15, and will receive free conference
registration. Suggested topics: Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and
geographic area in Russia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany,
Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Ukraine,
Romania, Czech Republic, India, and others.

- Research using the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS),
- Jewish life in the Southern US,
- Repositories in the Greater DC area,
- Getting the most out of the 1940 census,
- Technology and computer workshops,
- Publishing family histories,
- DNA and genealogy,
- Cemetery research,
- Geographical/historical resources and methodology,

See http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers for a complete list of
geographic and topic categories.

ABOUT JGSGW

Founded 30 years ago, JGSGW’s membership is drawn primarily >from DC,
Maryland and Virginia. Monthly meetings with diverse speakers address topics
of mutual interest. The society publishes a quarterly journal, "Mishpacha"
(Family) and other publications including: “Capital Collections: Resources
for Jewish Genealogical Research in the Washington, DC-area.” It supports a
research library with more than 2,000 books, recordings and unpublished
items. The society has previously hosted the IAJGS conference in 1982, 1984.
1988, 1995 and 2003. The 2011 conference anticipates more than 1,200
genealogists >from 35 states and more than 30 countries.

ABOUT IAJGS

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies ( IAJGS) is
an organization of organizations formed in the 1988 to provide a common
voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance our genealogical
avocation, and to lend its name and expertise to such areas as the annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference. Virtually all of the national and international
Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs), and a number of Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) are members.

CONTACTS:
Marlene Katz Bishow, Conference Co-Chair
programs@dc2011.org

Dr. Jeffrey Malka, Program Coordinator
speakers@DC2011.org

Faith Nachman Klein, Conference Publicist
pr@DC2011.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania DC2011 Call for Papers Opens Sunday October 17 #lithuania

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

2011 IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
CALL FOR PAPERS OPENS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be hosted
by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) >from August
14-19, 2011, in Washington, DC. More than 1,200 genealogists >from across the
US and more than 30 countries will attend the Jewish genealogy event of the
year in the richest genealogical resource location in the US. The program
will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, as
well as a Film Festival, Repository Fair, Vendor Showcase, Gala, Keynote
Address and more.

The Call for Papers will open October 17, and presenters with unique
expertise and experience are invited to submit proposals covering an
unlimited range of relevant themes and programs. To submit a program
proposal, go to www.DC2011.com, click on “Call for Papers,” read the
instructions and FAQ. The submission deadline is January 15, 2011. Accepted
speakers will be notified on March 15, and will receive free conference
registration. Suggested topics: Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and
geographic area in Russia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany,
Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Ukraine,
Romania, Czech Republic, India, and others.

- Research using the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS),
- Jewish life in the Southern US,
- Repositories in the Greater DC area,
- Getting the most out of the 1940 census,
- Technology and computer workshops,
- Publishing family histories,
- DNA and genealogy,
- Cemetery research,
- Geographical/historical resources and methodology,

See http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers for a complete list of
geographic and topic categories.

ABOUT JGSGW

Founded 30 years ago, JGSGW’s membership is drawn primarily >from DC,
Maryland and Virginia. Monthly meetings with diverse speakers address topics
of mutual interest. The society publishes a quarterly journal, "Mishpacha"
(Family) and other publications including: “Capital Collections: Resources
for Jewish Genealogical Research in the Washington, DC-area.” It supports a
research library with more than 2,000 books, recordings and unpublished
items. The society has previously hosted the IAJGS conference in 1982, 1984.
1988, 1995 and 2003. The 2011 conference anticipates more than 1,200
genealogists >from 35 states and more than 30 countries.

ABOUT IAJGS

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies ( IAJGS) is
an organization of organizations formed in the 1988 to provide a common
voice for issues of significance to its members, to advance our genealogical
avocation, and to lend its name and expertise to such areas as the annual
Jewish Genealogy Conference. Virtually all of the national and international
Jewish Genealogical Societies (JGSs), and a number of Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) are members.

CONTACTS:
Marlene Katz Bishow, Conference Co-Chair
programs@dc2011.org

Dr. Jeffrey Malka, Program Coordinator
speakers@DC2011.org

Faith Nachman Klein, Conference Publicist
pr@DC2011.org


Help with ViewMate Translation #lithuania

Marcy Zaslow
 

Hi:

I have recently found a 4 page letter written in 1920 >from my Great
Grandmother Faige Leah Schatz, nee Berkowitz who lived in Neustadt Lithuania
on the Prussian border to my Gradmother, Sarah Grossman who had emigrated
to the USA in 1914. I have posted it to ViewMate for translation. I think
it was written in German.

The Viewmate links are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16950
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16949
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16948
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16945

If anyone would like, they may also email me and I will send them the pages
I hope to have translated.

Thank you.

Marcy Van Es Zaslow
Miami
RESEARCHING: SCHATZ, BERKOWITZ, GROSSMAN

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help with ViewMate Translation #lithuania

Marcy Zaslow
 

Hi:

I have recently found a 4 page letter written in 1920 >from my Great
Grandmother Faige Leah Schatz, nee Berkowitz who lived in Neustadt Lithuania
on the Prussian border to my Gradmother, Sarah Grossman who had emigrated
to the USA in 1914. I have posted it to ViewMate for translation. I think
it was written in German.

The Viewmate links are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16950
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16949
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16948
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16945

If anyone would like, they may also email me and I will send them the pages
I hope to have translated.

Thank you.

Marcy Van Es Zaslow
Miami
RESEARCHING: SCHATZ, BERKOWITZ, GROSSMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.