Date   

Given Name Jasza #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

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

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Rensselaer County, NY Marriage Index On-line #general

Bobmar37
 

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

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Name Jasza #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

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

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


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

Bobmar37
 

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

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY


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

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

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

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

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

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

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


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

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

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

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

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

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

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Visit to the Gostini forest cemetery #latvia

robert goldstein at netv <robertg@...>
 

We have just returned >from a trip to Latvia where we visited the forest
cemetery for the town of Gostini, formerly Glazmanka and also known in
Yiddish as Dankere. The cemetery has been restored thanks to the admirable
work of a German Lutheran pastor who has brought volunteer students to
work on the site last summer and this summer. About 250 stones are now in
place.

Many of them are readable and there are more that would be readable with
some professional work. A CD is available >from the pastor.

I can provide contact with an English speaking doctor who lives in the
community and can provide assistance to those who would like to visit
the cemetery. Gostini is very accessible >from Riga; there are direct
buses and trains to Plavinus, the city nearby which is just several
kilometers away.

Anyone interested in more details is welcome to contact me.

Joan Moskowitz Goldstein
Jerusalem, Israel (formerly New York City)
Email replies to joan@rgoldstein.com
Researching descendants of :
GUTMAN, BASCH of =A0Siemiatycze of=A0=A0 Bialystok region of Grodno =
Gubernia (now Poland).
MORSCHOVITZ, RABINOWITZ of Glazmanka (Gostini)=A0 Vitebsk Gubernia =A0 =
(now Latvia).


Latvia SIG #Latvia Visit to the Gostini forest cemetery #latvia

robert goldstein at netv <robertg@...>
 

We have just returned >from a trip to Latvia where we visited the forest
cemetery for the town of Gostini, formerly Glazmanka and also known in
Yiddish as Dankere. The cemetery has been restored thanks to the admirable
work of a German Lutheran pastor who has brought volunteer students to
work on the site last summer and this summer. About 250 stones are now in
place.

Many of them are readable and there are more that would be readable with
some professional work. A CD is available >from the pastor.

I can provide contact with an English speaking doctor who lives in the
community and can provide assistance to those who would like to visit
the cemetery. Gostini is very accessible >from Riga; there are direct
buses and trains to Plavinus, the city nearby which is just several
kilometers away.

Anyone interested in more details is welcome to contact me.

Joan Moskowitz Goldstein
Jerusalem, Israel (formerly New York City)
Email replies to joan@rgoldstein.com
Researching descendants of :
GUTMAN, BASCH of =A0Siemiatycze of=A0=A0 Bialystok region of Grodno =
Gubernia (now Poland).
MORSCHOVITZ, RABINOWITZ of Glazmanka (Gostini)=A0 Vitebsk Gubernia =A0 =
(now Latvia).


Cemetery Book published #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have just received a really beautiful book entitled-
"Jewish Cemeteries in Latvia" written by Mejers Melers. One of
the editors is our Latvian Archivist Rita Bogdanova.
The book has lovely glossy illustrations and gives historical
information on the cemeteries in Latvian,Russian and English. I was
interested to read in the preface among other points of historical
interest that the first person in the new community was the butcher
(Shokhet) and not the Rabbi. He had ministerial duties as well as his
direct duties until the community was able to afford a Rabbi.
A large map of Latvia has a blue Magen David marking the cemetery
locations. A summary report gives the conditions of the Jewish
cemeteries in Latvia. Only 24 of the 58 surveyed have been maintained
or restored and at least 8 are still in use.

I have asked for details of price and where to buy it and will let
you know when I have it.

Arlene Beare
UK


Latvia SIG #Latvia Cemetery Book published #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have just received a really beautiful book entitled-
"Jewish Cemeteries in Latvia" written by Mejers Melers. One of
the editors is our Latvian Archivist Rita Bogdanova.
The book has lovely glossy illustrations and gives historical
information on the cemeteries in Latvian,Russian and English. I was
interested to read in the preface among other points of historical
interest that the first person in the new community was the butcher
(Shokhet) and not the Rabbi. He had ministerial duties as well as his
direct duties until the community was able to afford a Rabbi.
A large map of Latvia has a blue Magen David marking the cemetery
locations. A summary report gives the conditions of the Jewish
cemeteries in Latvia. Only 24 of the 58 surveyed have been maintained
or restored and at least 8 are still in use.

I have asked for details of price and where to buy it and will let
you know when I have it.

Arlene Beare
UK


Conference update on Holocaust-related programming #lithuania

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust

* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945

* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?

* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them

* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page

* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records

* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews

* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe

* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)

* Greek Jews and the Holocaust

* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research

* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria

* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate

* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia

* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage

* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl

* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust

* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross

* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project

* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe

* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects

* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

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

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Conference update on Holocaust-related programming #lithuania

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust

* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945

* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?

* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them

* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page

* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records

* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews

* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe

* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)

* Greek Jews and the Holocaust

* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research

* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria

* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate

* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia

* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage

* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl

* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust

* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross

* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project

* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe

* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects

* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

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

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


Re: Kovno cemetery #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The article referred to yesterday by Arye Gordon [re: HaRav Yitzchok
Elchonon Spector] can be found at
http://chareidi.shemayisrael.com/archives5762/BMD62features.htm

Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re: Kovno cemetery #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The article referred to yesterday by Arye Gordon [re: HaRav Yitzchok
Elchonon Spector] can be found at
http://chareidi.shemayisrael.com/archives5762/BMD62features.htm

Joel Ratner


Information from NARA #lithuania

Ava <spirit-images@...>
 

Is there anyone at a (National Archives) NARA site who could look up
one piece of information?

My great grandmother Chaya Sulkowitch and her children came to the US
from Kopchova, Lithuania. There is a ship called the Indiana that
arrived at Philadelphia on July 1, 1884. The fee genealogy site did not
record the page on the manifest which told where the people were going.

If I knew where the people were going, I could tell if this is the
family that I am looking for. If you can help please respond privately
and I can provide you with the information needed to locate this entry.

Thank you

A. Sulkowitch

Researching
Sulkowitch/Rubinsky/Gutman- Kopchova
Berman- Simnas
Shershevsky- Byten
Lasdaisky-Lithuania


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Information from NARA #lithuania

Ava <spirit-images@...>
 

Is there anyone at a (National Archives) NARA site who could look up
one piece of information?

My great grandmother Chaya Sulkowitch and her children came to the US
from Kopchova, Lithuania. There is a ship called the Indiana that
arrived at Philadelphia on July 1, 1884. The fee genealogy site did not
record the page on the manifest which told where the people were going.

If I knew where the people were going, I could tell if this is the
family that I am looking for. If you can help please respond privately
and I can provide you with the information needed to locate this entry.

Thank you

A. Sulkowitch

Researching
Sulkowitch/Rubinsky/Gutman- Kopchova
Berman- Simnas
Shershevsky- Byten
Lasdaisky-Lithuania


Conference update on Holocaust-related programming #poland

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust

* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945

* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?

* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them

* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page

* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records

* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews

* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe

* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)

* Greek Jews and the Holocaust

* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research

* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria

* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate

* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia

* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage

* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl

* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust

* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross

* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project

* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe

* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects

* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

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

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


JRI Poland #Poland Conference update on Holocaust-related programming #poland

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust

* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945

* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?

* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them

* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page

* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records

* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews

* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe

* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)

* Greek Jews and the Holocaust

* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research

* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria

* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate

* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia

* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage

* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl

* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust

* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross

* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project

* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe

* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects

* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

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

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


Conference update on Holocaust-related programming #poland

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust

* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945

* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?

* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them

* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page

* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records

* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews

* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe

* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)

* Greek Jews and the Holocaust

* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research

* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria

* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate

* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia

* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage

* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl

* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust

* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross

* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project

* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe

* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects

* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

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

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Conference update on Holocaust-related programming #poland

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust

* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945

* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?

* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them

* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page

* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records

* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews

* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe

* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)

* Greek Jews and the Holocaust

* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research

* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria

* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate

* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia

* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage

* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl

* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust

* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free Through
the Red Cross

* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project

* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe

* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects

* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

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

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

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

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

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM