Date   

Napoleon 1812 #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

Roots-Key, the Journal of the JGSLA, will be publishing a special
Summer issue on Napoleon's 1812 Campaign in Russia in August. Although we do
not offer anything new to Napoleon scholars, we do track his campaign-
shtetl by shtetl->from June 1812 through January 1813. If your ancestral
village lay in the path of his march, our collected "They Saw Napoleon"
stories makes a connection between genealogy and history. We also have given
researchers some hints as to where the records are and where they are not.
If you are interested in ordering a copy, reserve it now before we
go to the printer. Email nholden@interserv.com
Send your check for $5.00 to cover printing and mailing to
JGSLA
P.O. Box 55443=20
Sherman Oaks CA 91413-5544


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Napoleon 1812 #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

Roots-Key, the Journal of the JGSLA, will be publishing a special
Summer issue on Napoleon's 1812 Campaign in Russia in August. Although we do
not offer anything new to Napoleon scholars, we do track his campaign-
shtetl by shtetl->from June 1812 through January 1813. If your ancestral
village lay in the path of his march, our collected "They Saw Napoleon"
stories makes a connection between genealogy and history. We also have given
researchers some hints as to where the records are and where they are not.
If you are interested in ordering a copy, reserve it now before we
go to the printer. Email nholden@interserv.com
Send your check for $5.00 to cover printing and mailing to
JGSLA
P.O. Box 55443=20
Sherman Oaks CA 91413-5544


Starting my family roots research in Poland and Romania - need assistance #general

Eyal - Gmail <givon.eyal@...>
 

Dear Sir Miss

My name is Givon Eyal before changing them it was Grinberg Nachman (Nakhman)

I'm in about some late years of my age start looking for my roots over in
Poland and Romania.

I need some guiding lines how and what to post over the mailing ad to the
members.

In Poland I know the shtatale name and some names and some dates.

from Romania I know some locations or towns and some names of my
grandfather and grand mother names as well even tracing some of my grand
father brother immigrating to Brazil.

What should I post over the ads and where to post them

Thank you very much

Givon Eyal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Starting my family roots research in Poland and Romania - need assistance #general

Eyal - Gmail <givon.eyal@...>
 

Dear Sir Miss

My name is Givon Eyal before changing them it was Grinberg Nachman (Nakhman)

I'm in about some late years of my age start looking for my roots over in
Poland and Romania.

I need some guiding lines how and what to post over the mailing ad to the
members.

In Poland I know the shtatale name and some names and some dates.

from Romania I know some locations or towns and some names of my
grandfather and grand mother names as well even tracing some of my grand
father brother immigrating to Brazil.

What should I post over the ads and where to post them

Thank you very much

Givon Eyal


Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Elsebeth Paikin
 

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3 million
records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible for use in
the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture is scheduled early in the
Conference so that he can be available to help conference attendees access
the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index relates
to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades after World
War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust
survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration, visit
the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org.

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to the
Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be speaking at
the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3 million
records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible for use in
the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture is scheduled early in the
Conference so that he can be available to help conference attendees access
the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index relates
to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades after World
War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust
survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration, visit
the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org.

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to the
Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be speaking at
the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Found: G-Grandmother = Mrs. Adolph KWASNY #general

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Since 1998, I have been searching for my great-grandmother. We had several
surnames to choose from, as we believed she married at least once after the
death of her husband Herman RING in Bielsko-Biala in the 1880's.

After due diligence, and using a keyword search by street name on a well known
subscription site I finally found g-grandmother KWASNY today. Mrs. Adolph
KWASNY is listed in the Connecticut City directories in a house on Pine Street
in Fairfield. This 1899 record matches another for 1899 where Clementina and
Leopold RING (her children with Herman) are listed together, with Clementina
being removed to Bridgeport.

Locating this record finally answers the "K" surname question that many of you
have tried to assist me with. The K surname on my grandfather's 1893 Fairfied,
CT birth record is KWASNY. His father was Adolph KWASNY. My grandmother was
married to a RING and then married Adolph KWASNY. My grandmother was Helena
BLOCH-RING-KWASNY!

My sincere thanks to everyone on this list who assisted me to this point. Now
the question is, why isn't my grandfather living with my great-grandmother in
1899 when he was six yoa? Why isn't he living with the other two half siblings
in 1899? And, where is Mrs. Adoph KWASNY's other son, John? Ah, research! One
find leads to hundreds of questions! But isn't it grand? Finally a break
through after 6 years of not finding anything on her!

Regards,
Nancy RING (KWASNY) KENDRICK
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, KWASNY, and RING >from the following areas:
Bielsko-Biala / Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow / Fairfield, CT and
Pittsburgh, PA.


Trying to contact Gerd Friedt #general

wadiuwant
 

I was recently sent a query through JGFF >from Gerd Friedt about the
DAHL family in Bergheim. I sent her a reply, but the email ended up
with permanent delivery failure.

If Gerd would contact me again, I would appreciate it.

Regards
Richard Dahl
Rehovot, Israel


Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Conference update

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3 million
records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible for use in
the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture is scheduled early in the
Conference so that he can be available to help conference attendees access
the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index relates
to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades after World
War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust
survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration, visit
the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org.

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to the
Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be speaking at
the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

News about the conference:

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3 million
records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible for use in
the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture is scheduled early in the
Conference so that he can be available to help conference attendees access
the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index relates
to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades after World
War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust
survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration, visit
the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org.

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to the
Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be speaking at
the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Found: G-Grandmother = Mrs. Adolph KWASNY #general

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Since 1998, I have been searching for my great-grandmother. We had several
surnames to choose from, as we believed she married at least once after the
death of her husband Herman RING in Bielsko-Biala in the 1880's.

After due diligence, and using a keyword search by street name on a well known
subscription site I finally found g-grandmother KWASNY today. Mrs. Adolph
KWASNY is listed in the Connecticut City directories in a house on Pine Street
in Fairfield. This 1899 record matches another for 1899 where Clementina and
Leopold RING (her children with Herman) are listed together, with Clementina
being removed to Bridgeport.

Locating this record finally answers the "K" surname question that many of you
have tried to assist me with. The K surname on my grandfather's 1893 Fairfied,
CT birth record is KWASNY. His father was Adolph KWASNY. My grandmother was
married to a RING and then married Adolph KWASNY. My grandmother was Helena
BLOCH-RING-KWASNY!

My sincere thanks to everyone on this list who assisted me to this point. Now
the question is, why isn't my grandfather living with my great-grandmother in
1899 when he was six yoa? Why isn't he living with the other two half siblings
in 1899? And, where is Mrs. Adoph KWASNY's other son, John? Ah, research! One
find leads to hundreds of questions! But isn't it grand? Finally a break
through after 6 years of not finding anything on her!

Regards,
Nancy RING (KWASNY) KENDRICK
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, KWASNY, and RING >from the following areas:
Bielsko-Biala / Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow / Fairfield, CT and
Pittsburgh, PA.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to contact Gerd Friedt #general

wadiuwant
 

I was recently sent a query through JGFF >from Gerd Friedt about the
DAHL family in Bergheim. I sent her a reply, but the email ended up
with permanent delivery failure.

If Gerd would contact me again, I would appreciate it.

Regards
Richard Dahl
Rehovot, Israel


Latvia SIG #Latvia Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Conference update

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3 million
records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible for use in
the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture is scheduled early in the
Conference so that he can be available to help conference attendees access
the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index relates
to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades after World
War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust
survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration, visit
the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org.

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to the
Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be speaking at
the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

News about the conference:

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3 million
records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible for use in
the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture is scheduled early in the
Conference so that he can be available to help conference attendees access
the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index relates
to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades after World
War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust
survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration, visit
the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org.

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to the
Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be speaking at
the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Given Name Jasza #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as
Jasza. Does anyone know the etymology?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Rensselaer County, NY Marriage Index On-line #general

Bobmar37
 

The Troy (NY) Irish Genealogy Society has indexed Rensselaer County marriage
records and put them on-line. Now the records >from 1/1/1908 - 4/22/1913 are
on-line and they eventually will go to 1935. They did all the marriages, not
just the Irish ones. Go to www.rootsweb.com/~nytigs/ .
Then click on Projects and then on Rensselaer County Marriage Index Vol 1.

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Name Jasza #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as
Jasza. Does anyone know the etymology?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rensselaer County, NY Marriage Index On-line #general

Bobmar37
 

The Troy (NY) Irish Genealogy Society has indexed Rensselaer County marriage
records and put them on-line. Now the records >from 1/1/1908 - 4/22/1913 are
on-line and they eventually will go to 1935. They did all the marriages, not
just the Irish ones. Go to www.rootsweb.com/~nytigs/ .
Then click on Projects and then on Rensselaer County Marriage Index Vol 1.

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY


Re: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

One of the best resources for Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan to find out more
information about the NYC/LI/Queens address that she is researching -- 99-12
136th Avenue-- (and as suggested by Sharon Korn) would be to research older
maps.

The New York City Public Library's Map Room (at the 42nd St. branch) has an
excellent collection of sheet maps, atlases, and property maps >from the
1850s to the present which document New York City throughout history.
Property evaluation and ownership data for all five boroughs is available on
microfiche. The map room is newly re-opened after being closed for an
extensive renovation. It holds holds some 431,000 maps, 16,000 atlases and
books about cartography dating >from the 1600s. Oversized copies can be made
there at very reasonable prices.

Those of you attending the IAJGS conference in New York, should put a visit
to the Map Room on your agenda. Their collection is international in scope,
with many detailed European Maps, along with older maps of towns and cities
throughout the United States.

The website is: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/map/map.html

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

One of the best resources for Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan to find out more
information about the NYC/LI/Queens address that she is researching -- 99-12
136th Avenue-- (and as suggested by Sharon Korn) would be to research older
maps.

The New York City Public Library's Map Room (at the 42nd St. branch) has an
excellent collection of sheet maps, atlases, and property maps >from the
1850s to the present which document New York City throughout history.
Property evaluation and ownership data for all five boroughs is available on
microfiche. The map room is newly re-opened after being closed for an
extensive renovation. It holds holds some 431,000 maps, 16,000 atlases and
books about cartography dating >from the 1600s. Oversized copies can be made
there at very reasonable prices.

Those of you attending the IAJGS conference in New York, should put a visit
to the Map Room on your agenda. Their collection is international in scope,
with many detailed European Maps, along with older maps of towns and cities
throughout the United States.

The website is: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/map/map.html

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com