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Re: Finding Seltzer Merchants #general

Judith Singer
 

Hi - I hate to be so discouraging to a fellow researcher, but I don't
think you'll find much in the way of records of employment for your
family in the seltzer business. All someone needed to become a seltzer
merchant at that time was a very little capital to invest in a machine
to carbonate NYC tap water, glass bottles, and a capping machine, plus
a strong back to lug the bottles up and down the stairs of six-story
tenements. That, combined with the popularity of seltzer among
immigrant Jews, meant that during the period you are researching,
there were dozens and dozens of "seltzer manufacturers" in New York
City. Also, at that time businesses were not required to keep records
of employees as they are today for income tax, Social Security tax,
and Bureau of Labor Statistics purposes.

My grandfather and his older brother were both in the seltzer business
in New York City; my grandfather employed his brother for a while,
then the brother went into business on his own. Both were very small
businesses at that time. Eventually my great-uncle's business grew,
but not until years later. I doubt they kept records of employees:
there was no reason to.

The best evidence I found of my grandfather's employment in the
industry were listings in the town directories when he lived in New
Britain, CT; he was always either self-employed or one-half of a
partnership, never an employee. You might try looking for listings in
the New York City directories of the time for seltzer manufacturers
named Goldberg.

By the way, the wikipedia article about seltzer water is not at all
helpful. Try googling - seltzer Jews - and you'll find more
interesting information.

Judith Singer
Resarching CHARNEY / CHERNOFF in Kavarskas, Lithuania and New York,
Connecticut and Massachusetts in the U.S.; SORTMAN / SORTAN / ZORTMAN
etc in Seredzius, Lithuania, Leeds and Manchester in the U.K., and New
York and Connecticut in the U.S.

Arlynne Brown Brown <arbrown2@gmail.com> wrote:

I am researching my GOLDBERG family ancestry. Every male is listed as working
in the seltzer industry in New York City in the early to mid-1900s. I have
"googled" the history of and records related to seltzer and found 1 article
about the history.

Does anyone know if companies kept records of their employees? Where would I
find them?

I would appreciate any tips on how to further this research,.


LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #rabbinic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #yizkorbooks

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Seltzer Merchants #general

Judith Singer
 

Hi - I hate to be so discouraging to a fellow researcher, but I don't
think you'll find much in the way of records of employment for your
family in the seltzer business. All someone needed to become a seltzer
merchant at that time was a very little capital to invest in a machine
to carbonate NYC tap water, glass bottles, and a capping machine, plus
a strong back to lug the bottles up and down the stairs of six-story
tenements. That, combined with the popularity of seltzer among
immigrant Jews, meant that during the period you are researching,
there were dozens and dozens of "seltzer manufacturers" in New York
City. Also, at that time businesses were not required to keep records
of employees as they are today for income tax, Social Security tax,
and Bureau of Labor Statistics purposes.

My grandfather and his older brother were both in the seltzer business
in New York City; my grandfather employed his brother for a while,
then the brother went into business on his own. Both were very small
businesses at that time. Eventually my great-uncle's business grew,
but not until years later. I doubt they kept records of employees:
there was no reason to.

The best evidence I found of my grandfather's employment in the
industry were listings in the town directories when he lived in New
Britain, CT; he was always either self-employed or one-half of a
partnership, never an employee. You might try looking for listings in
the New York City directories of the time for seltzer manufacturers
named Goldberg.

By the way, the wikipedia article about seltzer water is not at all
helpful. Try googling - seltzer Jews - and you'll find more
interesting information.

Judith Singer
Resarching CHARNEY / CHERNOFF in Kavarskas, Lithuania and New York,
Connecticut and Massachusetts in the U.S.; SORTMAN / SORTAN / ZORTMAN
etc in Seredzius, Lithuania, Leeds and Manchester in the U.K., and New
York and Connecticut in the U.S.

Arlynne Brown Brown <arbrown2@gmail.com> wrote:

I am researching my GOLDBERG family ancestry. Every male is listed as working
in the seltzer industry in New York City in the early to mid-1900s. I have
"googled" the history of and records related to seltzer and found 1 article
about the history.

Does anyone know if companies kept records of their employees? Where would I
find them?

I would appreciate any tips on how to further this research,.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #rabbinic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #yizkorbooks

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #scandinavia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #sephardic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #subcarpathia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #scandinavia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #sephardic

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #subcarpathia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #dna

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


DNA Research #DNA Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #dna

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Latvia SIG #Latvia Still time to register for the IAJGS conference Aug 7-12 #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference has become more of than just your run of the
mill conference. There are no longer merely lectures and workshops.
There are:
- Up to seven concurrent lectures and workshops during each time period
- A track on "Genealogy for Jewish Educators"
- Computer Workshops
- Special Interest Group Luncheons
- Gala Banquet
- Vendor exhibits
- The play, >from Door to Door, by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.
- Film Festival
- Pre- and post-conference cruises
- Tours during the conference

Events stretch >from 7:30am to at least 10:00pm. There is a morning
minyan (religious service) at 7:10. It is truly an international
conference because there will be attendees >from more than 20 countries.
In addition, it is becoming more common for lecturers to be >from outside
the U.S.

Finally, if you cannot attend, but wish you could, there is LIVE!! This
allows the subscriber to watch some of the best programs on his/her
computer, tablet, or smartphone. LIVE! is, as the name suggests, live
streaming, but it is also available to subscribers for 90 days after the
end of the conference, "on-demand".

If you cannot make this year's conference, plan to attend the one next
year which will be in Orlando, Florida, July 23 - 28, 2017. It can
include pre- or post-conference visits to Disneyworld, which is just a
few miles away.

The conference website is at http://www.iajgs2016.org. Registration is
being accepted on-line until July 24. After July 24, if you'd like to
attend, you can register at the door.

See you in Seattle!
Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Two immigrants, same name: one real, one fake #general

Adam Goodheart
 

Can anyone clarify the circumstances that might cause an immigrant to
travel fraudulently using someone else's name and identity?

This happened at least twice in different branches of my family -- in
both cases with young men leaving the Russian Empire.

In one of the cases, the "fake" Elie SITKOWESKI >from Bershad, Podolia
Gubernia (my great-grandmother's brother, actually named Leizer
SCHMIDT) emigrated to Philadelphia in 1906. Then the "real" Elie
Sitkoweski emigrated to Philadelphia in 1907. Their names, ages and
hometowns on the manifests match exactly, as does the name of the
person in the U.S. who sponsored them and paid their passage. Their
two sets of naturalization papers, including certificates of arrival,
make it clear that both men traveled under the same identity, but were
not the same person. (This is backed up by other documents, too.)

I haven't been able to trace any family relationship between the real
Elie and the fake Elie, although I have proof that they did both come
from Bershad, and their family plots are adjacent to each other in a
Philly cemetery.

Might the fraud have to do with draft evasion?

A further mystery -- maybe also a clue? -- is that the person who paid
both men's passage, identified on the manifests as their "uncle,"
apparently was not closely related to either one, but instead was a
prosperous "landsman" who had emigrated 25 years earlier.

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.

researching:
GUTHARTZ/GITARTS/GITGARTS: Chechelnyk, Olgopol, Bershad, Balta, Gershunovka (all
in Podolia Gubernia), Beltsy (Bessarabia), Odessa; SUDMAN: Kamenets-Podolsky,
Studenitsa, Stare Ushitsa (Podolia),Beltsy, Telenesti, Kishinev (Bessarabia);
TENENBAUM: Balta, Savran, Chechelnyk (Podolia); SELTZER, SCHMIDT: Bershad,
Trostyanets (Podolia); KATZ: Dunaevtsy, Kalyus (Podolia);
FEIN: Peschanka, Olgopol, Bershad (Podolia), Bender (Bessarabia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two immigrants, same name: one real, one fake #general

Adam Goodheart
 

Can anyone clarify the circumstances that might cause an immigrant to
travel fraudulently using someone else's name and identity?

This happened at least twice in different branches of my family -- in
both cases with young men leaving the Russian Empire.

In one of the cases, the "fake" Elie SITKOWESKI >from Bershad, Podolia
Gubernia (my great-grandmother's brother, actually named Leizer
SCHMIDT) emigrated to Philadelphia in 1906. Then the "real" Elie
Sitkoweski emigrated to Philadelphia in 1907. Their names, ages and
hometowns on the manifests match exactly, as does the name of the
person in the U.S. who sponsored them and paid their passage. Their
two sets of naturalization papers, including certificates of arrival,
make it clear that both men traveled under the same identity, but were
not the same person. (This is backed up by other documents, too.)

I haven't been able to trace any family relationship between the real
Elie and the fake Elie, although I have proof that they did both come
from Bershad, and their family plots are adjacent to each other in a
Philly cemetery.

Might the fraud have to do with draft evasion?

A further mystery -- maybe also a clue? -- is that the person who paid
both men's passage, identified on the manifests as their "uncle,"
apparently was not closely related to either one, but instead was a
prosperous "landsman" who had emigrated 25 years earlier.

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.

researching:
GUTHARTZ/GITARTS/GITGARTS: Chechelnyk, Olgopol, Bershad, Balta, Gershunovka (all
in Podolia Gubernia), Beltsy (Bessarabia), Odessa; SUDMAN: Kamenets-Podolsky,
Studenitsa, Stare Ushitsa (Podolia),Beltsy, Telenesti, Kishinev (Bessarabia);
TENENBAUM: Balta, Savran, Chechelnyk (Podolia); SELTZER, SCHMIDT: Bershad,
Trostyanets (Podolia); KATZ: Dunaevtsy, Kalyus (Podolia);
FEIN: Peschanka, Olgopol, Bershad (Podolia), Bender (Bessarabia)

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