Date   

IAJGS Conference Update #southafrica

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

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

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

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica IAJGS Conference Update #southafrica

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

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

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

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Re: GEFEN #southafrica

Colin Plen
 

Leonard Gafanovitz changed his name to Leib Gefen when he made aliyah about
30 years ago. I am sure that Telfed can give you his address.

Colin Plen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Rabinowitz" <annrab@bellsouth.net>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 12:35 AM
Subject: [safrica] GEFEN


Someone gave me a family tree for the GAFANOVICH family who became GEFEN
in
South Africa. Josel ben Nokhim-David GAFANOVICH came to SA and settled
in
Wellington/Paarl. His wife was Sora-Feiga KLING.

I am actually interested in locating the family of Sora-Feiga's uncle
Iosel-David Kling and his children Borukh-Shmuel Kling and Movsha-Girsha
Kling. The third brother Leiser Kling went to Israel.

The families came to SA >from Kupiskis, Vabalninkas and Panevezys.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


S.A. Countries Communities Book #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I would like to buy the S.A. Country Communities
Book and have it mailed to me in Israel.

Can someone please put me in touch with the
contact person/s.

Many thanks

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: GEFEN #southafrica

Colin Plen
 

Leonard Gafanovitz changed his name to Leib Gefen when he made aliyah about
30 years ago. I am sure that Telfed can give you his address.

Colin Plen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Rabinowitz" <annrab@bellsouth.net>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 12:35 AM
Subject: [safrica] GEFEN


Someone gave me a family tree for the GAFANOVICH family who became GEFEN
in
South Africa. Josel ben Nokhim-David GAFANOVICH came to SA and settled
in
Wellington/Paarl. His wife was Sora-Feiga KLING.

I am actually interested in locating the family of Sora-Feiga's uncle
Iosel-David Kling and his children Borukh-Shmuel Kling and Movsha-Girsha
Kling. The third brother Leiser Kling went to Israel.

The families came to SA >from Kupiskis, Vabalninkas and Panevezys.

Thanks,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica S.A. Countries Communities Book #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I would like to buy the S.A. Country Communities
Book and have it mailed to me in Israel.

Can someone please put me in touch with the
contact person/s.

Many thanks

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


IAJGS Conference Update #courland #latvia

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

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

The schedule continues to evolve as we attempt to meet the needs of our
lecturers. You may wonder why certain lecturers who you are sure will be
making presentations are not on the list of speakers. Only those speakers
who have submitted their signed Speaker=92s Agreement are included in the list
of speakers. There are many more lectures to come. When you click on the
lecture title on the Lectures pages, the lecture abstract will open up in a
separate pop-up on your screen. When you click on the speaker's name, the
speaker's biography will appear. In many cases you will be able to see a
photograph of the speaker. It is possible to search for lectures by topic
using the pull down menu under Session Topic.

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia IAJGS Conference Update #courland #latvia

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

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

The schedule continues to evolve as we attempt to meet the needs of our
lecturers. You may wonder why certain lecturers who you are sure will be
making presentations are not on the list of speakers. Only those speakers
who have submitted their signed Speaker=92s Agreement are included in the list
of speakers. There are many more lectures to come. When you click on the
lecture title on the Lectures pages, the lecture abstract will open up in a
separate pop-up on your screen. When you click on the speaker's name, the
speaker's biography will appear. In many cases you will be able to see a
photograph of the speaker. It is possible to search for lectures by topic
using the pull down menu under Session Topic.

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Re: Austria Vienna, Poland and Hungary #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Here is a different possibility regarding Austria as the country of origin
in the census. According to the 1930 census, my grandfather was born in
Austria. Actually, the census taker misunderstood. My grandfather said he
was born in Ostria, which was an alternate name for the town of Ostrog, in
Russia (now Ukraine).

My husband really does have ancestors >from Austria, and this discussion has
made me wonder if the information that they were >from Vienna is correct.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


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

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Here is a different possibility regarding Austria as the country of origin
in the census. According to the 1930 census, my grandfather was born in
Austria. Actually, the census taker misunderstood. My grandfather said he
was born in Ostria, which was an alternate name for the town of Ostrog, in
Russia (now Ukraine).

My husband really does have ancestors >from Austria, and this discussion has
made me wonder if the information that they were >from Vienna is correct.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


need Israeli volunteers #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear SIG members in Israel,

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for SIG members to visit
the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in
Jerusalem to examine the Archives of the Jewish Community of Danzig,
which are kept there. To get a sense of the great importance of the
Danzig material, please see the Resources section of our SIG website
< http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig >.

CAHJP is located at 46 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem (Corner of Molcho
Street, opposite the President's residence), and is open Sunday-
Thursday 8:15-15:15.

If you would like to help, please contact me privately for details.
Even if you only have a little time to volunteer, it will be useful and
appreciated.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland need Israeli volunteers #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear SIG members in Israel,

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for SIG members to visit
the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in
Jerusalem to examine the Archives of the Jewish Community of Danzig,
which are kept there. To get a sense of the great importance of the
Danzig material, please see the Resources section of our SIG website
< http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig >.

CAHJP is located at 46 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem (Corner of Molcho
Street, opposite the President's residence), and is open Sunday-
Thursday 8:15-15:15.

If you would like to help, please contact me privately for details.
Even if you only have a little time to volunteer, it will be useful and
appreciated.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: Census question - yellow triangles #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Trudy Barch wrote: "Hello, I have been working on census records this last
weekend and notice that some relatives have a yellow triangle by their name.
Does anyone know what that means?".

I am a keen user of censuses of all types, locations and eras and also a keen
googler so I entered - yellow triangle US census form - into my browser and
*abracadabra* up comes the answer:

Under the Family Trees tab at xxxxx.com click on xxxxx A search for George Ruth
results in many matches, but only 1 George Herman Ruth--aka Babe Ruth (figure 1).
The yellow triangles indicate that there are alternate names, birth dates,
parents, or spouses to view.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Census question - yellow triangles #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Trudy Barch wrote: "Hello, I have been working on census records this last
weekend and notice that some relatives have a yellow triangle by their name.
Does anyone know what that means?".

I am a keen user of censuses of all types, locations and eras and also a keen
googler so I entered - yellow triangle US census form - into my browser and
*abracadabra* up comes the answer:

Under the Family Trees tab at xxxxx.com click on xxxxx A search for George Ruth
results in many matches, but only 1 George Herman Ruth--aka Babe Ruth (figure 1).
The yellow triangles indicate that there are alternate names, birth dates,
parents, or spouses to view.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Preliminary conference schedule now online #poland

gloria@...
 

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

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

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Preliminary conference schedule now online #poland

gloria@...
 

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

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

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Preliminary conference schedule now online #lithuania

gloria@...
 

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

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

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Preliminary conference schedule now online #lithuania

gloria@...
 

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

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

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

Subscribe to the Conference Mailing List at JewishGen.
Please note that you must be a registered JewishGen user in order to
subscribe

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, March 15th Monthly Meeting #poland

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to our March meeting.

Striking Gold in Eastern European Records
Presented by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor


Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

How many times have we heard that the Nazis destroyed all Jewish records
in Eastern Europe? This is one of the enduring myths >from the World War
II era. Yet, when we begin looking for records of our ancestral
shtetlach, we often find hidden treasures. With the breakup of the
Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Eastern European Archives began slowly
to open up to western researchers. That process has been accelerating in
recent years. In his presentation, Ron Doctor will suggest ways to
identify your ancestral shtetl and will discuss the wide variety of
records that may lead you to your distant ancestors. His presentation is
based on groundbreaking work he is coordinating for the Kremenets
(Ukraine) Shtetl CO-OP, a part of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland).

Since 2000, the CO-OP has been acquiring, translating and indexing a
wide range of name-centered documents and databases relating to
Kremenets and surrounding shtetlach. Their Master Surname Index
(currently with more than 10,000 entries) includes extractions >from
recently released databases like Ellis Island and Yad Vashem,
post-Holocaust Yizkor Books, late 19th and early 20th century vital
records, early to mid 19th century Russian Censuses, a growing
accumulation of 18th to 19th century Polish Magnate records, 16th to
20th century East European Jewish cemetery records and more. Ron will
discuss how you can access records for your ancestral shtetlach.

Ron Doctor is a past president of JGSO and currently serves on the JGSO
Board as Membership Chairman. He has been working on his family history
since 1992, and has been Co-Coordinator of the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP
since discovering vital records for his ancestors on Mormon microfilms
in 2000.

This event is FREE to JGSO members and to members of Ahavath Achim.
Contributions at the door of $2 door are requested >from non-members to
help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution can be deducted >from new
membership if you join that evening.

REMINDER: It is time to renew your JGSO membership. Annual dues are $23
for individual members, $30 for family members and only $10 for
students. Please bring your check to the meeting, or mail your check to
JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. If you are not yet a JGSO
member, this would be a great time to join. As a new, paid member you
will receive a free copy of JGSO's Handbook, "Getting Started in Jewish
Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplemental Information for
Advanced Researchers".

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: <http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs
<http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eorjgs>>, or call Joan Teller at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

Ronald Doctor


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, March 15th Monthly Meeting #poland

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to our March meeting.

Striking Gold in Eastern European Records
Presented by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor


Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

How many times have we heard that the Nazis destroyed all Jewish records
in Eastern Europe? This is one of the enduring myths >from the World War
II era. Yet, when we begin looking for records of our ancestral
shtetlach, we often find hidden treasures. With the breakup of the
Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Eastern European Archives began slowly
to open up to western researchers. That process has been accelerating in
recent years. In his presentation, Ron Doctor will suggest ways to
identify your ancestral shtetl and will discuss the wide variety of
records that may lead you to your distant ancestors. His presentation is
based on groundbreaking work he is coordinating for the Kremenets
(Ukraine) Shtetl CO-OP, a part of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland).

Since 2000, the CO-OP has been acquiring, translating and indexing a
wide range of name-centered documents and databases relating to
Kremenets and surrounding shtetlach. Their Master Surname Index
(currently with more than 10,000 entries) includes extractions >from
recently released databases like Ellis Island and Yad Vashem,
post-Holocaust Yizkor Books, late 19th and early 20th century vital
records, early to mid 19th century Russian Censuses, a growing
accumulation of 18th to 19th century Polish Magnate records, 16th to
20th century East European Jewish cemetery records and more. Ron will
discuss how you can access records for your ancestral shtetlach.

Ron Doctor is a past president of JGSO and currently serves on the JGSO
Board as Membership Chairman. He has been working on his family history
since 1992, and has been Co-Coordinator of the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP
since discovering vital records for his ancestors on Mormon microfilms
in 2000.

This event is FREE to JGSO members and to members of Ahavath Achim.
Contributions at the door of $2 door are requested >from non-members to
help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution can be deducted >from new
membership if you join that evening.

REMINDER: It is time to renew your JGSO membership. Annual dues are $23
for individual members, $30 for family members and only $10 for
students. Please bring your check to the meeting, or mail your check to
JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. If you are not yet a JGSO
member, this would be a great time to join. As a new, paid member you
will receive a free copy of JGSO's Handbook, "Getting Started in Jewish
Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplemental Information for
Advanced Researchers".

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: <http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs
<http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eorjgs>>, or call Joan Teller at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

Ronald Doctor