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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of the joys of life in the shtetls - as well as an important part of peoples'
livelihoods - was when it was time for a fair. There are many chapters in Yizkor
books about them and this one >from the book of Rokiskis, Lithuania is about "A
Fair in Kamay," (or, Kamajai) a town about eleven south of Rokiskis in the
northeastern part of the country. "The poor shtetl waited for weeks for the fair,
since on the day of the fair the poor Jews found it easier to earn rubles." The
preparations were intense. The author's mother worked all night to get her baked
goods ready, the peasants gathered their cows, calves, oxen and pigs, and sleds
were filled with wheat, eggs and chickens. As the pace of the fair picked up,
there was, among all those who came to sell or buy, "arguing, bargaining,
gesturing with their hands and swearing all the false oaths in the world."
Stories were told, troubadours and musicians performed. And, of course, there was
whiskey.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2071601666195311?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of the joys of life in the shtetls - as well as an important part of peoples'
livelihoods - was when it was time for a fair. There are many chapters in Yizkor
books about them and this one >from the book of Rokiskis, Lithuania is about "A
Fair in Kamay," (or, Kamajai) a town about eleven south of Rokiskis in the
northeastern part of the country. "The poor shtetl waited for weeks for the fair,
since on the day of the fair the poor Jews found it easier to earn rubles." The
preparations were intense. The author's mother worked all night to get her baked
goods ready, the peasants gathered their cows, calves, oxen and pigs, and sleds
were filled with wheat, eggs and chickens. As the pace of the fair picked up,
there was, among all those who came to sell or buy, "arguing, bargaining,
gesturing with their hands and swearing all the false oaths in the world."
Stories were told, troubadours and musicians performed. And, of course, there was
whiskey.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2071601666195311?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #latvia #courland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #courland #latvia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Re: 1946 Questionnaire for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania #hungary

Bob Friedman
 

The report is online at https://tinyurl.com/ychtnjbz. The link on
the page says "Download," but the report opens in a screen reader.
It doesn't actually download directly to your computer.
Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY
-------------------------------
On Thu, 3 Jan 2019, "John M. Hoenig hoenig@..."
<rom-sig@...>
wrote:

... The questionnaire was for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania
and dates >from 1946.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: 1946 Questionnaire for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania #romania

Bob Friedman
 

The report is online at https://tinyurl.com/ychtnjbz. The link on
the page says "Download," but the report opens in a screen reader.
It doesn't actually download directly to your computer.
Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY
-------------------------------
On Thu, 3 Jan 2019, "John M. Hoenig hoenig@..."
<rom-sig@...>
wrote:

... The questionnaire was for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania
and dates >from 1946.


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #lodz #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #lodz #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #lithuania

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #lithuania

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


JRI Poland #Poland IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Y-DNA Genetic Signature of R. Pinchas of Korets and Shapiro Rabbinical Lineage #dna

Susan Steeble
 

I am pleased to announce that a pre-publication draft of our Y-DNA
research study of the renowned Shapiro rabbinical lineage descending
from Rabbi Pinchas Shapira of Korets (1726-1791) has been posted on
Academia.edu :
(https://www.academia.edu/38073682/The_Y-DNA_Genetic_Signature_and_Ethnic_Origin_of_the_Shapiro_Rabbinical_Lineage).
[or https://tinyurl.com/yatxahr4 --Mod.]

We used both traditional genealogical methods and current DNA
techniques and technology to identify the unique Y-DNA genetic
signature of the lineage. We invite feedback on our study. If you
believe that you are a patrilineal descendant of Rabbi Pinchas Shapira
of Korets, or the Shapiro rabbinical lineage/dynasty, and you wish to
participate in this Y-DNA research study, please contact the first
author, Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull. Dr. Paull's contact information can be
found in the downloadable PDF at academia.edu.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD


DNA Research #DNA Y-DNA Genetic Signature of R. Pinchas of Korets and Shapiro Rabbinical Lineage #dna

Susan Steeble
 

I am pleased to announce that a pre-publication draft of our Y-DNA
research study of the renowned Shapiro rabbinical lineage descending
from Rabbi Pinchas Shapira of Korets (1726-1791) has been posted on
Academia.edu :
(https://www.academia.edu/38073682/The_Y-DNA_Genetic_Signature_and_Ethnic_Origin_of_the_Shapiro_Rabbinical_Lineage).
[or https://tinyurl.com/yatxahr4 --Mod.]

We used both traditional genealogical methods and current DNA
techniques and technology to identify the unique Y-DNA genetic
signature of the lineage. We invite feedback on our study. If you
believe that you are a patrilineal descendant of Rabbi Pinchas Shapira
of Korets, or the Shapiro rabbinical lineage/dynasty, and you wish to
participate in this Y-DNA research study, please contact the first
author, Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull. Dr. Paull's contact information can be
found in the downloadable PDF at academia.edu.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD


International Holocaust Memorial Day January 27, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

January 27, 2019 is the 74th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration
camp being liberated by Soviet troops. Many governments have legislated that
January 27 is an annual Holocaust Memorial Day to mark the date as an
international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on
November 1, 2005. The Resolution establishing January 27 as International
Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the
memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational
programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.

The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2019 is "Holocaust
Remembrance: :Demand and Defend Your Human Rights ". The theme is to get
youth to learn about the Holocaust and discrimination. It intends to get the
youth to defend democratic principles especially at this time when Neo-Nazi
and other hate groups are spreading hatred worldwide.

The activities for the United Nations Outreach Program include a program on
January 28 1:00PM ET at the United Nations and an exhibition opening on
January 28 : Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the
Nations. Additionally, B'nai Brith International and the Permanent Mission
of India are sponsoring, India: A Distant Haven During the Holocaust. There
are additional United Nations Programs. To read about all of them see:
http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2019/calendar2019.html

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Commemoration is a conversation
where you can tune in live at https://www.ushmm.org/watch/ihrd-2019. You can
join the conversation on social media using #WeRemember and #USHMM. Remarks
will be Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the United States, reflections
from Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin and a prayer of remembrance.
Yad Vashem has a webpage devoted to International Holocaust Memorial Day
which can be accessed at:
https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance/2019/index.asp

The United Kingdom also has commemoration whose 2018 theme is: Torn from
home. See: http://hmd.org.uk/

Check your country/local community for their Holocaust Remembrance Day
commemorations.

Some countries memorialize the Holocaust on other days, for example, Yom
Hashoah in Israel and in the United States is commemorated on the 27th day
of Nisan, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust
Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. In 2019 Yom Hashoah is observed on
May 2 (starting sunset the evening before).

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Holocaust Memorial Day January 27, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

January 27, 2019 is the 74th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration
camp being liberated by Soviet troops. Many governments have legislated that
January 27 is an annual Holocaust Memorial Day to mark the date as an
international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on
November 1, 2005. The Resolution establishing January 27 as International
Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the
memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational
programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.

The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2019 is "Holocaust
Remembrance: :Demand and Defend Your Human Rights ". The theme is to get
youth to learn about the Holocaust and discrimination. It intends to get the
youth to defend democratic principles especially at this time when Neo-Nazi
and other hate groups are spreading hatred worldwide.

The activities for the United Nations Outreach Program include a program on
January 28 1:00PM ET at the United Nations and an exhibition opening on
January 28 : Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the
Nations. Additionally, B'nai Brith International and the Permanent Mission
of India are sponsoring, India: A Distant Haven During the Holocaust. There
are additional United Nations Programs. To read about all of them see:
http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2019/calendar2019.html

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Commemoration is a conversation
where you can tune in live at https://www.ushmm.org/watch/ihrd-2019. You can
join the conversation on social media using #WeRemember and #USHMM. Remarks
will be Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the United States, reflections
from Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin and a prayer of remembrance.
Yad Vashem has a webpage devoted to International Holocaust Memorial Day
which can be accessed at:
https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance/2019/index.asp

The United Kingdom also has commemoration whose 2018 theme is: Torn from
home. See: http://hmd.org.uk/

Check your country/local community for their Holocaust Remembrance Day
commemorations.

Some countries memorialize the Holocaust on other days, for example, Yom
Hashoah in Israel and in the United States is commemorated on the 27th day
of Nisan, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust
Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. In 2019 Yom Hashoah is observed on
May 2 (starting sunset the evening before).

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee