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Re: GELLERMAN Last name origin #germany

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...>
 

Lars Menk does not have the surname GELLERMANN (nor variations of it) in
his "Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames".

The name means that its first bearer came >from Geldern, a German city
between the Lower Rhine and the German-Dutch border. By assimilition of
the letters l and d Geldermann became Gellerman. The name may also refer
to the Dutch province of Gelderland. Originally the name could mainly be
found in the Rhineland near the Netherlands. (Source: Hans Bahlow,
Deutsches Namenslexikon. 1967)

If you want to see, where this or any other German surname can be found
in Germany nowadays, go to the website of the local (= oertlich)
telephone directory: www.dasoertliche.de <http://www.dasoertliche.de>
and enter the family name on top of the first page. A map will show you
all the places, where persons with this name live. I got an interesting
result, when I tried it with Kahn.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germanybuckidstein@... buckidstein@...


German SIG #Germany RE: GELLERMAN Last name origin #germany

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...>
 

Lars Menk does not have the surname GELLERMANN (nor variations of it) in
his "Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames".

The name means that its first bearer came >from Geldern, a German city
between the Lower Rhine and the German-Dutch border. By assimilition of
the letters l and d Geldermann became Gellerman. The name may also refer
to the Dutch province of Gelderland. Originally the name could mainly be
found in the Rhineland near the Netherlands. (Source: Hans Bahlow,
Deutsches Namenslexikon. 1967)

If you want to see, where this or any other German surname can be found
in Germany nowadays, go to the website of the local (= oertlich)
telephone directory: www.dasoertliche.de <http://www.dasoertliche.de>
and enter the family name on top of the first page. A map will show you
all the places, where persons with this name live. I got an interesting
result, when I tried it with Kahn.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germanybuckidstein@... buckidstein@...


Hagedorn help #general

Neil@...
 

Can anyone help me to reach these folk??
The emeail address bounced back

Dixie and Joe Hagedorn

Updated June 28, 2005

Dixie Allen Hagedorn
dhagedorn@...

thanks--
Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hagedorn help #general

Neil@...
 

Can anyone help me to reach these folk??
The emeail address bounced back

Dixie and Joe Hagedorn

Updated June 28, 2005

Dixie Allen Hagedorn
dhagedorn@...

thanks--
Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #rabbinic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #scandinavia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #sephardic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #yizkorbooks

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #rabbinic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #scandinavia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #sephardic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #yizkorbooks

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


1873 Riga Birth records, 1872 Riga Death records, Main page of my translations of Raduraksti #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Riga 1873 Birth records and 1872 Death records:
http://usdine.free.fr/rigarecordsandcensus.html

Main page:
http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/

Happy Passover!

Christine Usdin


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Latvia SIG #Latvia 1873 Riga Birth records, 1872 Riga Death records, Main page of my translations of Raduraksti #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Riga 1873 Birth records and 1872 Death records:
http://usdine.free.fr/rigarecordsandcensus.html

Main page:
http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/

Happy Passover!

Christine Usdin


Latvia SIG #Latvia First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #dna

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


DNA Research #DNA First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #dna

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

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