Date   

Re: American Soldier's Grave - Grynberg Ike #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Sara Reichman wrote on 28 feb 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I am looking for any information about Abraham (Ike) Greenberg (or
Grunberg) >from Ripyn Poland. He came to USA and was killed as a USA
soldier in combat during W.W.2. He was buried in USA. I could not find
his grave in Arlington while visiting the cemetery.

Abraham was my father's brother.
Did you try here?

<http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The website referenced is the American Battle Monuments
Commission listing 176,399 records >from WWII


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: American Soldier's Grave - Grynberg Ike #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Sara Reichman wrote on 28 feb 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I am looking for any information about Abraham (Ike) Greenberg (or
Grunberg) >from Ripyn Poland. He came to USA and was killed as a USA
soldier in combat during W.W.2. He was buried in USA. I could not find
his grave in Arlington while visiting the cemetery.

Abraham was my father's brother.
Did you try here?

<http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The website referenced is the American Battle Monuments
Commission listing 176,399 records >from WWII


Re: Given name Schewie/Schowe #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Elise Friedman wrote: "I have some records with the given name Schewie/Schowe.
The first spelling is >from a Hamburg emigration record, the second is >from a New
York immigration record -- same person. She was >from Kobrin in western Belarus,
born around 1848. I checked the Belarus Given Names Database and the closest
match I can find is Sheva. Could someone more familiar with Hebrew and Yiddish
names please let me know if you concur or have other suggestions?"

In matters of names I always defer to the experts, particularly the ever-helpful
Prof. Jerry Esterson, but in this case I have waded in myself with basic
research. Here are Schewie/Schowe-type burials in Vienna [age and date of death
are given]:

EPSTEIN Schewa 80/06.10.1872, born in the late 1700s
JEKELES Schewa 69/01.11.1916
GLUCK Schewe 76/12.05.1941
AUERBACH Schewa 54/29.10.1924
BOCK-SCHLAMM Scheiwe 69/07.11.1928
KESSLER Schewe S. 74/01.03.1935

Amongst the many more common *Sch* names, here are the rarities buried in Vienna: Schachna/Schachne; Schame;
Scheiku; Schepschel; Scherke; Schewach; Schewna;
Schiefe; Schifre; Schija/Schije; Schlaime; Schmaje;
Schuiliose.

Most, if not all, of these people came fom Galicia and other outlying areas of
the Habsburg Empire, where Yiddish was widely spoken. Jews >from Bohemia and
Moravia and Vienna itself, would by then have adopted German first names.
Further research on the origins of Schuiliose ELJIAKIM [1869-1888] is needed
before reaching a conclusion about his/her origin.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name Schewie/Schowe #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Elise Friedman wrote: "I have some records with the given name Schewie/Schowe.
The first spelling is >from a Hamburg emigration record, the second is >from a New
York immigration record -- same person. She was >from Kobrin in western Belarus,
born around 1848. I checked the Belarus Given Names Database and the closest
match I can find is Sheva. Could someone more familiar with Hebrew and Yiddish
names please let me know if you concur or have other suggestions?"

In matters of names I always defer to the experts, particularly the ever-helpful
Prof. Jerry Esterson, but in this case I have waded in myself with basic
research. Here are Schewie/Schowe-type burials in Vienna [age and date of death
are given]:

EPSTEIN Schewa 80/06.10.1872, born in the late 1700s
JEKELES Schewa 69/01.11.1916
GLUCK Schewe 76/12.05.1941
AUERBACH Schewa 54/29.10.1924
BOCK-SCHLAMM Scheiwe 69/07.11.1928
KESSLER Schewe S. 74/01.03.1935

Amongst the many more common *Sch* names, here are the rarities buried in Vienna: Schachna/Schachne; Schame;
Scheiku; Schepschel; Scherke; Schewach; Schewna;
Schiefe; Schifre; Schija/Schije; Schlaime; Schmaje;
Schuiliose.

Most, if not all, of these people came fom Galicia and other outlying areas of
the Habsburg Empire, where Yiddish was widely spoken. Jews >from Bohemia and
Moravia and Vienna itself, would by then have adopted German first names.
Further research on the origins of Schuiliose ELJIAKIM [1869-1888] is needed
before reaching a conclusion about his/her origin.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Spam Blockers #lithuania

esjoachim@...
 

Please allow me to respectfully request that you all give some thought
to your email programs and settings before contacting fellow researchers
seeking information.

I received two inquiries this morning via the Family Tree of the Jewish
People, >from a researcher in Israel looking for information on my family,
BARON. I wrote a lengthy reply which was promptly returned by his
internet provider / email service saying "Mail >from Sender Denied".

We all want to make new connections; that's a big part of this genealogy
hobby of ours. But...life is hard enough without additional problems
such as I've mentioned above. Please...use some common sense when
reaching out to others in the hopes of expanding your knowledge. We
all lead busy lives and get frustrated when we attempt to share
information only to be told, thanks, but no thanks; you just wasted
your valuable time today.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
esjoachim@optonline.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We are publishing this message as an important
reminder of the way Spam Blockers can interrupt genealogical
communication. This will not be the beginning of a thread.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Spam Blockers #lithuania

esjoachim@...
 

Please allow me to respectfully request that you all give some thought
to your email programs and settings before contacting fellow researchers
seeking information.

I received two inquiries this morning via the Family Tree of the Jewish
People, >from a researcher in Israel looking for information on my family,
BARON. I wrote a lengthy reply which was promptly returned by his
internet provider / email service saying "Mail >from Sender Denied".

We all want to make new connections; that's a big part of this genealogy
hobby of ours. But...life is hard enough without additional problems
such as I've mentioned above. Please...use some common sense when
reaching out to others in the hopes of expanding your knowledge. We
all lead busy lives and get frustrated when we attempt to share
information only to be told, thanks, but no thanks; you just wasted
your valuable time today.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
esjoachim@optonline.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We are publishing this message as an important
reminder of the way Spam Blockers can interrupt genealogical
communication. This will not be the beginning of a thread.


JOWBR Jekabpils photos #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The JOWBR database now includes photos for the Jekabpils cemetery.

A few years ago I commissioned Aleksandrys Feigmanis to take photos
of the cemetery stones in the Jekabpils cemetery. I am happy to
report that I have scanned all the photos and they can now be viewed online at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/

All you need to do is put in either a first name or surname and the search
engine will find the record. You will get hits in all the cemeteries where
the name appears.You need to click the hit that brings up Courland because
Jekabpils was in Courland. If you then click "see full burial record" you will
see the tombstone and can zoom in and out and pan the stone. Some of the stones
may not be in a good condition but I am pleased that the majority have
writing that can be read.

We are very grateful to Aleks for doing the photography and to Jewishgen for
giving you the opportunity to view your ancestors tombstones online. I am sorry
it has taken me so long to get them on the web for you but I am sure you will
appreciate it has been a big job scanning nearly 400 photos and seeing that
they match with the data already submitted.

Arlene Beare
UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JOWBR Jekabpils photos #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The JOWBR database now includes photos for the Jekabpils cemetery.

A few years ago I commissioned Aleksandrys Feigmanis to take photos
of the cemetery stones in the Jekabpils cemetery. I am happy to
report that I have scanned all the photos and they can now be viewed online at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/

All you need to do is put in either a first name or surname and the search
engine will find the record. You will get hits in all the cemeteries where
the name appears.You need to click the hit that brings up Courland because
Jekabpils was in Courland. If you then click "see full burial record" you will
see the tombstone and can zoom in and out and pan the stone. Some of the stones
may not be in a good condition but I am pleased that the majority have
writing that can be read.

We are very grateful to Aleks for doing the photography and to Jewishgen for
giving you the opportunity to view your ancestors tombstones online. I am sorry
it has taken me so long to get them on the web for you but I am sure you will
appreciate it has been a big job scanning nearly 400 photos and seeing that
they match with the data already submitted.

Arlene Beare
UK


NAME OF A SHTETL SE OF LODZ, POLAND #poland

Lee Nydell
 

Looking for the correct spelling of a Shtetl that is thought to be SE
of Lodz, Poland, that might be spelled something like "Tommechef".

Can anyone suggest what the correct spelling might be.

--
Lee Nydell
Irvine, California, United States
lnydell@gmail.com
Researching - NADEL, NUDEL, NIEDLE >from Russia, Belarus and Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland NAME OF A SHTETL SE OF LODZ, POLAND #poland

Lee Nydell
 

Looking for the correct spelling of a Shtetl that is thought to be SE
of Lodz, Poland, that might be spelled something like "Tommechef".

Can anyone suggest what the correct spelling might be.

--
Lee Nydell
Irvine, California, United States
lnydell@gmail.com
Researching - NADEL, NUDEL, NIEDLE >from Russia, Belarus and Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Town help #poland

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

I recently found the naturalization papers & ship
manifest for my husband's g-GF, Leiser KRUGMAN. My
MIL, Leiser's granddaughter, knew only that her family
had come >from "Poland."

The ship manifest lists the family's place of origin
as "Pruzany, Poland." In searching the JewishGen
shtetl seeker, I found a few towns that might be the
one the KRUGMANs came from. Most notable, Pyrzany
(coord 52 39' 14 58') and Pierzyny (coord 51 17' 18
57).

But then I did a search on KRUGMAN in the SIG archives
and found another researcher looking for KRUGMANs in a
town called Pruzhany (near Shereshevo) in Belarus. In
the past, I've (foolishly) limited my KRUGMAN search
to Poland, but I cannot ignore the similarities here.

My question to the group is this: was the town of
Pruzhany, in modern day Belarus (in the Brest region)
at coord 52 33' 24 28', located in Poland in the early
1900s? I'm sure there's some website with this info,
but I haven't been able to find it.

Dayna Chalif
CA USA


JRI Poland #Poland Town help #poland

dayna reader <zoeys_mom@...>
 

I recently found the naturalization papers & ship
manifest for my husband's g-GF, Leiser KRUGMAN. My
MIL, Leiser's granddaughter, knew only that her family
had come >from "Poland."

The ship manifest lists the family's place of origin
as "Pruzany, Poland." In searching the JewishGen
shtetl seeker, I found a few towns that might be the
one the KRUGMANs came from. Most notable, Pyrzany
(coord 52 39' 14 58') and Pierzyny (coord 51 17' 18
57).

But then I did a search on KRUGMAN in the SIG archives
and found another researcher looking for KRUGMANs in a
town called Pruzhany (near Shereshevo) in Belarus. In
the past, I've (foolishly) limited my KRUGMAN search
to Poland, but I cannot ignore the similarities here.

My question to the group is this: was the town of
Pruzhany, in modern day Belarus (in the Brest region)
at coord 52 33' 24 28', located in Poland in the early
1900s? I'm sure there's some website with this info,
but I haven't been able to find it.

Dayna Chalif
CA USA


Re: Help with Photos #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 08:06:47 UTC, monigruenberg@bluewin.ch (Monica
Gruenberg) opined:

I have a few photos of my family in Poland. It is difficult to understand the
handwriting.I would need help with the translation. The photos are in Viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7558
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7559
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7560
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7561
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7562

Thank you!!

Monica Gruenberg
As a general rule, when a sample for translation includes a photograph or other
graphic, it is wise to orient the image so that the text to be translated is
right side up, rather than rotated by 90 degrees. This saves the prospective
translator the trouble of either loading the sample into an image editor and
rotating it back, or of standing on his ear while trying to understand the text.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


Re: Austria Vienna, Poland and Hungary #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Roger Lustig" wrote

Tyczyn, in Galicia, was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire >from 1792
until 1918. There was no country called Poland >from 1795 until 1919, so
your grandfather may simply have been referring to the state that issued
his passport, to which he paid his taxes, etc.
Austro-Hungarian Empire was established only in 1867 (The Ausgleich 1867) as
the compromise or personal union between the lands of Hungarian crown and
the western land of the Habsburgs.

The Hungarian success inspired similar movements in Bohemia and Galicia .
The formal federation was not established but the large degree of the
autonomy and rights have been granted to the Nations within the Empire,
which has been adopted written in December 1867 Constitution.

Guaranteed by the Constitution rights have been known as "The Fundamental
Laws", which have granted equality before the law and freedom of press,
speech, and assembly, and the protection of the various nationalities,
stating that (quote >from the 1867 Constitution):

"....all nationalities in the state enjoy equal rights, and each one has
Inalienable right to the preservation and cultivation of its nationality and
language. The equal rights of all languages in local use are quarantined by
the state in schools, administration and public life".

All the Crown Land Galicia administration was run by the Polish speaking
officials. Genealogical researchers will confirm that all vital records >from
Galicia were issued in Polish.

At the same time, two main Galicia universities in Krakow in Lwow were
delivering instructions in Polish, and Polish cultural life and arts were
also concentrating in those cities. Two cities were also the seats of the
supreme crownland courts of Galicia and Bukovina.

Perhaps this will clarify the matter.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with Photos #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 08:06:47 UTC, monigruenberg@bluewin.ch (Monica
Gruenberg) opined:

I have a few photos of my family in Poland. It is difficult to understand the
handwriting.I would need help with the translation. The photos are in Viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7558
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7559
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7560
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7561
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7562

Thank you!!

Monica Gruenberg
As a general rule, when a sample for translation includes a photograph or other
graphic, it is wise to orient the image so that the text to be translated is
right side up, rather than rotated by 90 degrees. This saves the prospective
translator the trouble of either loading the sample into an image editor and
rotating it back, or of standing on his ear while trying to understand the text.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Austria Vienna, Poland and Hungary #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Roger Lustig" wrote

Tyczyn, in Galicia, was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire >from 1792
until 1918. There was no country called Poland >from 1795 until 1919, so
your grandfather may simply have been referring to the state that issued
his passport, to which he paid his taxes, etc.
Austro-Hungarian Empire was established only in 1867 (The Ausgleich 1867) as
the compromise or personal union between the lands of Hungarian crown and
the western land of the Habsburgs.

The Hungarian success inspired similar movements in Bohemia and Galicia .
The formal federation was not established but the large degree of the
autonomy and rights have been granted to the Nations within the Empire,
which has been adopted written in December 1867 Constitution.

Guaranteed by the Constitution rights have been known as "The Fundamental
Laws", which have granted equality before the law and freedom of press,
speech, and assembly, and the protection of the various nationalities,
stating that (quote >from the 1867 Constitution):

"....all nationalities in the state enjoy equal rights, and each one has
Inalienable right to the preservation and cultivation of its nationality and
language. The equal rights of all languages in local use are quarantined by
the state in schools, administration and public life".

All the Crown Land Galicia administration was run by the Polish speaking
officials. Genealogical researchers will confirm that all vital records >from
Galicia were issued in Polish.

At the same time, two main Galicia universities in Krakow in Lwow were
delivering instructions in Polish, and Polish cultural life and arts were
also concentrating in those cities. Two cities were also the seats of the
supreme crownland courts of Galicia and Bukovina.

Perhaps this will clarify the matter.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


HOROVITZ Poland (Schidlitz?) to Alexandria, Egypt #general

shirley.collier@btinternet.com <shirley.collier@...>
 

As my new grandson obviously has two sides to his family tree it was looking a
bit lopsided so I am now starting work on 'the other side".

Ethel and Yankel HOROVITZ lived in Poland, a town called "Schidlitz (?)". Their
son Abram moved to Alexandria, Egypt, in 1928. He was married to Miriam (family
name unknown) and they had a son called Yaakov born in 1935 and a daughter
Ethel. Abram had a brother who went to America. No contact.

Miriam died in 1958 and Abram died in 1962, in Alexandria. Yaakov moved to
Israel around 1956/1957. No contact with sister Ethel who is also in Israel.

Does any of this ring a bell with anyone? And does anyone know how I can find
records for Alexandria? Are these on line? Unless any forthcoming information
hopefully)is of general interest, please reply privately.

Thanks for any help given.

Shirley Collier
usually East of London UK
In Shoham Israel until 2nd March

Researching: BIERMAN, Lublin; HARRIS, Sieradz; MUSLIN, Luscow
ROZAINSKY/WAPNIARZ- Lomza; TILLES/TRINKENREICH - Tarnow/Krakow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOROVITZ Poland (Schidlitz?) to Alexandria, Egypt #general

shirley.collier@btinternet.com <shirley.collier@...>
 

As my new grandson obviously has two sides to his family tree it was looking a
bit lopsided so I am now starting work on 'the other side".

Ethel and Yankel HOROVITZ lived in Poland, a town called "Schidlitz (?)". Their
son Abram moved to Alexandria, Egypt, in 1928. He was married to Miriam (family
name unknown) and they had a son called Yaakov born in 1935 and a daughter
Ethel. Abram had a brother who went to America. No contact.

Miriam died in 1958 and Abram died in 1962, in Alexandria. Yaakov moved to
Israel around 1956/1957. No contact with sister Ethel who is also in Israel.

Does any of this ring a bell with anyone? And does anyone know how I can find
records for Alexandria? Are these on line? Unless any forthcoming information
hopefully)is of general interest, please reply privately.

Thanks for any help given.

Shirley Collier
usually East of London UK
In Shoham Israel until 2nd March

Researching: BIERMAN, Lublin; HARRIS, Sieradz; MUSLIN, Luscow
ROZAINSKY/WAPNIARZ- Lomza; TILLES/TRINKENREICH - Tarnow/Krakow


2006 IAJGS Conf. Schedule Posted #rabbinic

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The preliminary schedule for the IAJGS Conference being held at the
New York Marriott Marquis >from Sunday, Aug. 13, to Friday, Aug. 18,
is now on-line and can be accessed at the Conference website
http://www.jgsny2006.org using the "Conference Program" link on
the left side of the home page. It is an exciting program of lectures
and computer workshops.

The schedule continues to evolve as we attempt to meet the needs of
our lecturers. You may wonder why certain lecturers who you are sure
will be making presentations are not on the list of speakers. Only
those speakers who have submitted their signed Speaker's Agreement are
included in the list of speakers. There are many more lectures to
come. When you click on the lecture title on the Lectures pages, the
lecture abstract will open up in a separate pop-up on your screen.
When you click on the speaker's name, the speaker's biography will
appear. In many cases you will be able to see a photograph of the
speaker. It is possible to search for lectures by topic using the pull
down menu under "Session Topic."

You may want to change your browser settings to allow pop-ups for this
site. This page is continuously evolving and new speakers are being
added daily, so check back often.

We have speakers coming >from many countries, including Australia, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel,
Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, the US and Uzbekistan. There will
be a comprehensive set of hands-on computer labs teaching everything
from genealogical applications of Excel and PowerPoint to accessing
JewishGen databases. We will have a large number of lectures on
Sephardic genealogy, a series of lectures focusing on Russian
genealogy to assist the large Russian =E9migr=E9 population in New York,
panels on cemetery restoration in our shtetlekh, genealogy education,
genetics and genealogy and travel for the genealogist and many
lectures >from archivists for New York City repositories and
repositories in the nations >from which our ancestors emigrated. Dr.
Neville Lamdan, the Director of the new International Institute for
Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem will speak.

We have an ambitious program scheduled and we believe this will be the
most international conference so far. We look forward to seeing you
there.

Seating in each of the computer labs is limited to 25 people and they
are filling up. We urge you to register NOW for the Conference at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

[Moderator's Note: Please submit any follow-up questions, to our
"New York 2006 Conference" mailing list. You can join at
http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager/ ]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic 2006 IAJGS Conf. Schedule Posted #rabbinic

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The preliminary schedule for the IAJGS Conference being held at the
New York Marriott Marquis >from Sunday, Aug. 13, to Friday, Aug. 18,
is now on-line and can be accessed at the Conference website
http://www.jgsny2006.org using the "Conference Program" link on
the left side of the home page. It is an exciting program of lectures
and computer workshops.

The schedule continues to evolve as we attempt to meet the needs of
our lecturers. You may wonder why certain lecturers who you are sure
will be making presentations are not on the list of speakers. Only
those speakers who have submitted their signed Speaker's Agreement are
included in the list of speakers. There are many more lectures to
come. When you click on the lecture title on the Lectures pages, the
lecture abstract will open up in a separate pop-up on your screen.
When you click on the speaker's name, the speaker's biography will
appear. In many cases you will be able to see a photograph of the
speaker. It is possible to search for lectures by topic using the pull
down menu under "Session Topic."

You may want to change your browser settings to allow pop-ups for this
site. This page is continuously evolving and new speakers are being
added daily, so check back often.

We have speakers coming >from many countries, including Australia, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel,
Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, the US and Uzbekistan. There will
be a comprehensive set of hands-on computer labs teaching everything
from genealogical applications of Excel and PowerPoint to accessing
JewishGen databases. We will have a large number of lectures on
Sephardic genealogy, a series of lectures focusing on Russian
genealogy to assist the large Russian =E9migr=E9 population in New York,
panels on cemetery restoration in our shtetlekh, genealogy education,
genetics and genealogy and travel for the genealogist and many
lectures >from archivists for New York City repositories and
repositories in the nations >from which our ancestors emigrated. Dr.
Neville Lamdan, the Director of the new International Institute for
Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem will speak.

We have an ambitious program scheduled and we believe this will be the
most international conference so far. We look forward to seeing you
there.

Seating in each of the computer labs is limited to 25 people and they
are filling up. We urge you to register NOW for the Conference at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

[Moderator's Note: Please submit any follow-up questions, to our
"New York 2006 Conference" mailing list. You can join at
http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager/ ]