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2006 IAJGS Call for Papers #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006 International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual conference to be held at the
Marriott Marquis here in New York City >from August 13th to 18th.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be made at the
Conference website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract module
process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley
Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward presentations
not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide specific research
methodology and that include specific information for researchers to replicate the
success of the presenter in acquiring information. Sessions will be one hour and
fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for each
presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all conference
registrants. Further details of the handout material requirements will be provided
upon acceptance of lecture.

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


Re: NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

Harvey L Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

My annual bugbear about the conference is the cost of the hotel, meals etc. Spare
a thought for those of us outside the US, who have to also pay for transatlantic
flights. I think that a lot of people (younger people, people on lower incomes)
never have the chance of coming to these conferences, due to cost.

I've never stayed at the conference hotel, although I can see the attraction,
purely because of cost. I can't understand why these conferences aren't held on
university campuses, which tend to be available for hire during the quiet summer
months.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glsgow, Scotland


Re: NY 2006 Accommodations #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Prospective attendees should note that sharing a room at the conference hotel
makes it much more affordable. For example, three roommates brings the price down
to about $80 each; with four, even less.

As a veteran conference-goer who has stayed at all types of accommodation (site
hotel and alternative, with roommates and alone), hands-down winner is staying at
the hotel and sharing with roommates to keep down costs.

There will be a roommate coordinator for NY 2006 who will help attendees find
people to share with. Or make plans now to share with friends and colleagues, as
some of us have already done at this early stage. We are delighted to be able to
spend some time in person each year -- our communications during the year are
limited to email, because we live on different coasts/countries!

At 7 in the morning or 11 at night, it is much easier to push an elevator button
than to first begin to travel subways, buses, suburban trains or expensive cabs,
either in morning rush-hour or late at night.

Additionally, staying in the hotel means you can go upstairs to retrieve materials
and avoid having to carry large heavy bags of essentials all day, to kick off your
shoes and take a rest mid-day, to change comfortably for evening events.

Another benefit of the site hotel is that there is a $12.95 flat fee per room
(needs to be signed up for) offering internet connection, unlimited local calls
and unlimited long-distance calls (in the US). Shared among 3 or 4 roommates, the
cost will be low.

In regard to food, attendees are not tied to the hotel restaurants as the area
offers many fast-food options, pizza, deli, etc.

With best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv (and a native New Yorker)
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@allrelative.net


NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

When planning a Conference, it is especially difficult to locate an appropriate
venue which will hold the number of people that attend the IAJGS Conferences,
especially in NYC, which usually has over 1,000 plus attendees. Remember also that
a hotel is required that will provide the amenities needed to present a terrific
and full program of activities and also which has available the diverse or kosher
food choices needed for attendees.

In the NYC area, there are only a limited number of hotels of this calibre which
are available and, I am quite sure, that the NY Committee researched all the
available choices and those that had time slots during the summer. The Conference
also depends on having a certain number of attendees to stay at the Conference
hotel as this helps to pay for the extra meeting rooms and other things needed for
planning a robust program.

I think if you cannot afford to stay at the Marriott, there are other less
expensive altermnatives for you in NYC itself and outlying areas, so don't miss
out on the Conference because of the cost of the Conference hotel. However, if you
are having mixed feelings about where you will stay, make the decision to stay at
the Marriott as I think you will be happy you did. You will have a broader
spectrum of activities you can take advantage of, particularly in the evening.

This is only my personal opinion.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2006 IAJGS Call for Papers #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006 International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual conference to be held at the
Marriott Marquis here in New York City >from August 13th to 18th.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be made at the
Conference website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract module
process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley
Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward presentations
not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide specific research
methodology and that include specific information for researchers to replicate the
success of the presenter in acquiring information. Sessions will be one hour and
fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for each
presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all conference
registrants. Further details of the handout material requirements will be provided
upon acceptance of lecture.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

Harvey L Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

My annual bugbear about the conference is the cost of the hotel, meals etc. Spare
a thought for those of us outside the US, who have to also pay for transatlantic
flights. I think that a lot of people (younger people, people on lower incomes)
never have the chance of coming to these conferences, due to cost.

I've never stayed at the conference hotel, although I can see the attraction,
purely because of cost. I can't understand why these conferences aren't held on
university campuses, which tend to be available for hire during the quiet summer
months.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glsgow, Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: NY 2006 Accommodations #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Prospective attendees should note that sharing a room at the conference hotel
makes it much more affordable. For example, three roommates brings the price down
to about $80 each; with four, even less.

As a veteran conference-goer who has stayed at all types of accommodation (site
hotel and alternative, with roommates and alone), hands-down winner is staying at
the hotel and sharing with roommates to keep down costs.

There will be a roommate coordinator for NY 2006 who will help attendees find
people to share with. Or make plans now to share with friends and colleagues, as
some of us have already done at this early stage. We are delighted to be able to
spend some time in person each year -- our communications during the year are
limited to email, because we live on different coasts/countries!

At 7 in the morning or 11 at night, it is much easier to push an elevator button
than to first begin to travel subways, buses, suburban trains or expensive cabs,
either in morning rush-hour or late at night.

Additionally, staying in the hotel means you can go upstairs to retrieve materials
and avoid having to carry large heavy bags of essentials all day, to kick off your
shoes and take a rest mid-day, to change comfortably for evening events.

Another benefit of the site hotel is that there is a $12.95 flat fee per room
(needs to be signed up for) offering internet connection, unlimited local calls
and unlimited long-distance calls (in the US). Shared among 3 or 4 roommates, the
cost will be low.

In regard to food, attendees are not tied to the hotel restaurants as the area
offers many fast-food options, pizza, deli, etc.

With best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv (and a native New Yorker)
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@allrelative.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

When planning a Conference, it is especially difficult to locate an appropriate
venue which will hold the number of people that attend the IAJGS Conferences,
especially in NYC, which usually has over 1,000 plus attendees. Remember also that
a hotel is required that will provide the amenities needed to present a terrific
and full program of activities and also which has available the diverse or kosher
food choices needed for attendees.

In the NYC area, there are only a limited number of hotels of this calibre which
are available and, I am quite sure, that the NY Committee researched all the
available choices and those that had time slots during the summer. The Conference
also depends on having a certain number of attendees to stay at the Conference
hotel as this helps to pay for the extra meeting rooms and other things needed for
planning a robust program.

I think if you cannot afford to stay at the Marriott, there are other less
expensive altermnatives for you in NYC itself and outlying areas, so don't miss
out on the Conference because of the cost of the Conference hotel. However, if you
are having mixed feelings about where you will stay, make the decision to stay at
the Marriott as I think you will be happy you did. You will have a broader
spectrum of activities you can take advantage of, particularly in the evening.

This is only my personal opinion.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: Urban and Suburban communities #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

May I have my sixpence worth in this conversation?

All or most of us in this SA SIG Group originated
if not >from small town communities, then >from the
larger Cities of Southern Africa.

I would therefore like to suggest that we
start a project where people >from the same towns form
groups and contribute
material of their lives in these towns which comprised
Family life; Jewish Education; Youth Movement
involvement (if any); Shul Community etc. to one
central "body". Hopefully this particular project can
be printed in book form!

Unfortunately we cannot get together in person for
meetings due to our distance, so this will have to be done
through the computer. I can suggest though, that any Capetonian
living in Israel wishing to form a group for this reason, to be
held in my home, is welcome to come to me for such a working-meeting.

Perhaps some other South Africans >from other large towns now living in
Israel,
could form a group in his/her home of "landsleit" and so work on the project
together.
(It is always better to work on a project in a group than on one's
own. I cannot talk for England, U.S.A. Australia and Europe as distances
are greater than in Israel.) I personally have a good
Cape Town reference library as well as a book of street names and
maps of Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs.

Please not to forget that we already have Manfred Schwartz's very
interesting
article on East London as well as the Rhodesias.
Besides that we hope to have an extract of Richard Newman's
contribution on Namibia and Stan Hart's contribution on
Durban. I do believe that we in fact do have an article on
Bloemfontein on the web.

Perhaps the South African Jewish Genealogy Groups in
South Africa would like to join us in this project.

This project could add another perspective to our SA SIG.
But to be succesful we all have to decide whether we want to work
as small groups spread out all over the world with one aim.

I am prepared to act as liason until this matter can be properly
worked out and am prepared to send out a short News Bulletin
on our progress. But without the co-operation of all members, this
work will never be accomplished.

Looking forward to hearing >from you all.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Urban and Suburban communities #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

May I have my sixpence worth in this conversation?

All or most of us in this SA SIG Group originated
if not >from small town communities, then >from the
larger Cities of Southern Africa.

I would therefore like to suggest that we
start a project where people >from the same towns form
groups and contribute
material of their lives in these towns which comprised
Family life; Jewish Education; Youth Movement
involvement (if any); Shul Community etc. to one
central "body". Hopefully this particular project can
be printed in book form!

Unfortunately we cannot get together in person for
meetings due to our distance, so this will have to be done
through the computer. I can suggest though, that any Capetonian
living in Israel wishing to form a group for this reason, to be
held in my home, is welcome to come to me for such a working-meeting.

Perhaps some other South Africans >from other large towns now living in
Israel,
could form a group in his/her home of "landsleit" and so work on the project
together.
(It is always better to work on a project in a group than on one's
own. I cannot talk for England, U.S.A. Australia and Europe as distances
are greater than in Israel.) I personally have a good
Cape Town reference library as well as a book of street names and
maps of Cape Town and its surrounding suburbs.

Please not to forget that we already have Manfred Schwartz's very
interesting
article on East London as well as the Rhodesias.
Besides that we hope to have an extract of Richard Newman's
contribution on Namibia and Stan Hart's contribution on
Durban. I do believe that we in fact do have an article on
Bloemfontein on the web.

Perhaps the South African Jewish Genealogy Groups in
South Africa would like to join us in this project.

This project could add another perspective to our SA SIG.
But to be succesful we all have to decide whether we want to work
as small groups spread out all over the world with one aim.

I am prepared to act as liason until this matter can be properly
worked out and am prepared to send out a short News Bulletin
on our progress. But without the co-operation of all members, this
work will never be accomplished.

Looking forward to hearing >from you all.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


NYC Records--Orphanages and Asylums. #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Hi,

The latest email >from Avotaynu has a link to the American Jewish Historical
Society Archives:
http://www.cjh.org/academic/findingaids/AJHS/institutionlist.html
Alot of is searchable on the Internet. It includes ophanage and asylum records.

Zev Griner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Records--Orphanages and Asylums. #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Hi,

The latest email >from Avotaynu has a link to the American Jewish Historical
Society Archives:
http://www.cjh.org/academic/findingaids/AJHS/institutionlist.html
Alot of is searchable on the Internet. It includes ophanage and asylum records.

Zev Griner


NYC 2006 conference Call for Papers #poland

gloria@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be made
at the Conference website at < http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm >

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract module
process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline -- December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for each
presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all
conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

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


JRI Poland #Poland NYC 2006 conference Call for Papers #poland

gloria@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be made
at the Conference website at < http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm >

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract module
process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline -- December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for each
presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all
conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

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


Translation Help Please #poland

Alan Koenig <akoenig1@...>
 

Subject: Wedding record for my grandparents
From: Alan Koenig <akoenig1@tampabay.rr.com
Date Sept. 14, 2005

Dear Friends:

I just received this record of my grandparents SUCHER ELI SKORKA and
HAIA ITA ORMUT marriage I believe in Przedborz in 1892 >from the Lodz
archieve. It is in Russian. Would some kind soul be willing to
translate this document for me. The document is two pages long and can
be found on Viewmate at the following URL:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6869 and

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6870

Thank you in advance for any help that is offered.

Kindly reply to me privately at akoenig1@tampabay.rr.com

Alan Koenig
St. Pete, FL


JRI Poland #Poland Translation Help Please #poland

Alan Koenig <akoenig1@...>
 

Subject: Wedding record for my grandparents
From: Alan Koenig <akoenig1@tampabay.rr.com
Date Sept. 14, 2005

Dear Friends:

I just received this record of my grandparents SUCHER ELI SKORKA and
HAIA ITA ORMUT marriage I believe in Przedborz in 1892 >from the Lodz
archieve. It is in Russian. Would some kind soul be willing to
translate this document for me. The document is two pages long and can
be found on Viewmate at the following URL:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6869 and

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6870

Thank you in advance for any help that is offered.

Kindly reply to me privately at akoenig1@tampabay.rr.com

Alan Koenig
St. Pete, FL


NYC 2006 conference Call for Papers #poland

gloria@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be made
at the Conference website at
< http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm >

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract module
process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline -- December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for each
presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all
conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

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


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland NYC 2006 conference Call for Papers #poland

gloria@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers. Submissions should be made
at the Conference website at
< http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm >

All abstract submissions must be submitted via our on-line abstract module
process. E-mail submittals will not be accepted.

Presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops
Eastern and Central European research
Genetics and DNA Research
Holocaust research
Immigration, naturalization and migration
Methodology
Metropolitan New York City and New York State research
Non-European research (e.g. India, China)
Rabbinical research
Repositories
Sephardic research
Technology and Internet resources
United States research
Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

Just follow the instructions at the website.

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide
specific research methodology and that include specific information for
researchers to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring
information.

Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline -- December 1, 2005.

Speakers will be notified no later than February 1, 2006

Handout material/resource material, due March 1, 2006, is required for each
presentation and will be included in the syllabus distributed to all
conference registrants. Further details of the handout material
requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

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


bialystok #poland

Ruth Cohen Harif <ruthcohenharif@...>
 

my grandfather of my g randmother - ok- was a very famous rabbi who also
served in bialystock for a while. he was called Rabbi Aisel Harif

any info any help please

shalom ruth jerusalem


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland bialystok #poland

Ruth Cohen Harif <ruthcohenharif@...>
 

my grandfather of my g randmother - ok- was a very famous rabbi who also
served in bialystock for a while. he was called Rabbi Aisel Harif

any info any help please

shalom ruth jerusalem