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Seeking help confirming the parents of Henry HYAMS (d. 1852 New Orleans) & Mordecai HYAMS (d. 1817 Charleston) are Hannah & Isaac HYAMS. #usa

Lynn Fusinato
 

My first inkling that the HYAMS family tree presented in Malcohm
Stern's "First American Jewish Families" might be incorrect concerning
the parentage of Henry HYAMS (d. 1852 New Orleans) was where James W.
Hagy's book "This Happy Land ..." indicated that Hannah HYAMS was
probably the mother or mother-in-law of Henry HYAMS' wife Judith. This
piqued my interest and I determined to look into why Hagy wrote that.

After obtaining copies >from the SC State Archives Miscellaneous
Records Collection of the two Charleston SC documents Hagy referenced
that were involved in Henry's giving Sole Trader rights to his wife
Judith in 1821, I found on reading the first document that Hannah
HYAMS, who was transferring the inventory of her business on King
Street to Judith HYAMS, was explicitly identified as the mother-in-law
of Judith and that Hannah was also named as the wife of Isaac HYAMS.
The second document entered in the record book immediately after the
first document was an indenture made between Henry HYAMS and Solomon
HYAMS where Henry HYAMS gave Sole Trader rights to his wife Judith
HYAMS. Solomon HYAMS was to act as trustee of the inventory
transferred to Judith by "Hannah HYAMS, mother of Henry," and Henry
agreed to give up any claim he might have to that inventory. This
second document referred to the first document and both documents were
witnessed by the same two witnesses on the same day. While neither of
these documents explicitly identify Isaac as the father of Henry
HYAMS, they do tend to suggest that Hannah's husband was more likely
Henry's father than Solomon HYAMS, who was named in the second
document only as the trustee for Judith's property.

Being a descendent of Elias C. POLOCK and Adeline HYAMS (daughter of
Henry and Judith), I also obtained a copy of the 1845 Marriage
Supplement contract between Adeline HYAMS and Elias POLOCK that is on
microfilm at the SC State Archives. This copy of the contract is an
English language version of the contract created at the same time the
original Hebrew document was written and the English version was filed
with the city after the Hebrew document had been signed while the
bride received the Hebrew version. When I read that Marriage Supple
ment contract, I found that the bride Adeline HYAMS was referred to as
the daughter of "Tzebee son of Isaac (Harry HYAMS)" which more
explicitly indicates that Henry's father was named Isaac, not Solomon
HYAMS. "Tzebee" apparently was the Hebrew name for Henry used in
religious services and documents and in such cases "Tzebee son of
Isaac" was his full name.

On examining the 1820 Census for Charleston, SC, the enumerated data
indicates that there was a young woman (age 26-44), a boy under 10 and
two girls under 10 living with Henry Hyams in addition to his wife and
two known children born before 1820. As Mordecai HYAMS' obituary of
1817 indicated he was survived by a wife and three young children, the
1820 census data is suggestive that Mordecai's wife and three children
likely were living with Henry HYAMS' family at the time of the census.
At Ancestry.com some members have posted a page of an Alien Enemies
document (War of 1812) for South Carolina that lists both Henry HYAMS
and Mordecai HYAMS as being age 21, both having lived in the US for 2
years, both residing in Charleston, both being shopkeepers, and both
wanting to become US citizens. It seems odd that their information on
this document page was so identical. However, the 1820 Census record
and the 1812 record concerning English aliens in South Carolina
together suggest that it is likely Henry and Mordecai were full
brothers and thus both sons of Hannah and Isaac HYAMS and both likely
having immigrated to the US around 1810 >from London (which would be an
odd time for the sons of Solomon Hyams to immigrate, considering that
Solomon had been living in Charleston since at least 1790).

Henry HYAMS did not name a son Solomon but he did name a son Isaac,
likely for his father, and a son Mordecai, likely for his brother and
a son Henry, likely for himself. His eldest son was named Samuel M.
HYAMS and I believe that son was named for Judith's father who very
likely was the Samuel MYERS, who was listed as a tailor in the
Charleston City directories for the years >from 1790, 1794, 1796, 1801,
1802, 1803, 1806, 1807, 1809 and 1813. Before the next Charleston City
directory was published for year 1816, Samuel MYERS was dead, having
died in 1815. Samuel's daughter Isabella MYERS married Solomon MOSES
Jr. of Charleston in 1816. In the 1850 Census for Charleston, SC,
Mordecai HYAMS, son of Henry and Judith, was living with the family of
Solomon and Isabella MOSES in Charleston, as was a ten year old girl
named Rebecca MYERS, likely a niece of Isabella.

I would appreciate any help in gathering more evidence showing that
Hannah and Isaac HYAMS were the parents of Henry and Mordecai HYAMS
and that Solomon HYAMS was not their father.

Lynn Fusinato of Richardson, TX genealogygone@...


Early American SIG #USA Seeking help confirming the parents of Henry HYAMS (d. 1852 New Orleans) & Mordecai HYAMS (d. 1817 Charleston) are Hannah & Isaac HYAMS. #usa

Lynn Fusinato
 

My first inkling that the HYAMS family tree presented in Malcohm
Stern's "First American Jewish Families" might be incorrect concerning
the parentage of Henry HYAMS (d. 1852 New Orleans) was where James W.
Hagy's book "This Happy Land ..." indicated that Hannah HYAMS was
probably the mother or mother-in-law of Henry HYAMS' wife Judith. This
piqued my interest and I determined to look into why Hagy wrote that.

After obtaining copies >from the SC State Archives Miscellaneous
Records Collection of the two Charleston SC documents Hagy referenced
that were involved in Henry's giving Sole Trader rights to his wife
Judith in 1821, I found on reading the first document that Hannah
HYAMS, who was transferring the inventory of her business on King
Street to Judith HYAMS, was explicitly identified as the mother-in-law
of Judith and that Hannah was also named as the wife of Isaac HYAMS.
The second document entered in the record book immediately after the
first document was an indenture made between Henry HYAMS and Solomon
HYAMS where Henry HYAMS gave Sole Trader rights to his wife Judith
HYAMS. Solomon HYAMS was to act as trustee of the inventory
transferred to Judith by "Hannah HYAMS, mother of Henry," and Henry
agreed to give up any claim he might have to that inventory. This
second document referred to the first document and both documents were
witnessed by the same two witnesses on the same day. While neither of
these documents explicitly identify Isaac as the father of Henry
HYAMS, they do tend to suggest that Hannah's husband was more likely
Henry's father than Solomon HYAMS, who was named in the second
document only as the trustee for Judith's property.

Being a descendent of Elias C. POLOCK and Adeline HYAMS (daughter of
Henry and Judith), I also obtained a copy of the 1845 Marriage
Supplement contract between Adeline HYAMS and Elias POLOCK that is on
microfilm at the SC State Archives. This copy of the contract is an
English language version of the contract created at the same time the
original Hebrew document was written and the English version was filed
with the city after the Hebrew document had been signed while the
bride received the Hebrew version. When I read that Marriage Supple
ment contract, I found that the bride Adeline HYAMS was referred to as
the daughter of "Tzebee son of Isaac (Harry HYAMS)" which more
explicitly indicates that Henry's father was named Isaac, not Solomon
HYAMS. "Tzebee" apparently was the Hebrew name for Henry used in
religious services and documents and in such cases "Tzebee son of
Isaac" was his full name.

On examining the 1820 Census for Charleston, SC, the enumerated data
indicates that there was a young woman (age 26-44), a boy under 10 and
two girls under 10 living with Henry Hyams in addition to his wife and
two known children born before 1820. As Mordecai HYAMS' obituary of
1817 indicated he was survived by a wife and three young children, the
1820 census data is suggestive that Mordecai's wife and three children
likely were living with Henry HYAMS' family at the time of the census.
At Ancestry.com some members have posted a page of an Alien Enemies
document (War of 1812) for South Carolina that lists both Henry HYAMS
and Mordecai HYAMS as being age 21, both having lived in the US for 2
years, both residing in Charleston, both being shopkeepers, and both
wanting to become US citizens. It seems odd that their information on
this document page was so identical. However, the 1820 Census record
and the 1812 record concerning English aliens in South Carolina
together suggest that it is likely Henry and Mordecai were full
brothers and thus both sons of Hannah and Isaac HYAMS and both likely
having immigrated to the US around 1810 >from London (which would be an
odd time for the sons of Solomon Hyams to immigrate, considering that
Solomon had been living in Charleston since at least 1790).

Henry HYAMS did not name a son Solomon but he did name a son Isaac,
likely for his father, and a son Mordecai, likely for his brother and
a son Henry, likely for himself. His eldest son was named Samuel M.
HYAMS and I believe that son was named for Judith's father who very
likely was the Samuel MYERS, who was listed as a tailor in the
Charleston City directories for the years >from 1790, 1794, 1796, 1801,
1802, 1803, 1806, 1807, 1809 and 1813. Before the next Charleston City
directory was published for year 1816, Samuel MYERS was dead, having
died in 1815. Samuel's daughter Isabella MYERS married Solomon MOSES
Jr. of Charleston in 1816. In the 1850 Census for Charleston, SC,
Mordecai HYAMS, son of Henry and Judith, was living with the family of
Solomon and Isabella MOSES in Charleston, as was a ten year old girl
named Rebecca MYERS, likely a niece of Isabella.

I would appreciate any help in gathering more evidence showing that
Hannah and Isaac HYAMS were the parents of Henry and Mordecai HYAMS
and that Solomon HYAMS was not their father.

Lynn Fusinato of Richardson, TX genealogygone@...


Upcoming Jewish Genealogy Events at the Center for Jewish History in New York #germany

Moriah Amit
 

Subject: Upcoming Jewish Genealogy Events at the Center for Jewish
History in New York From: Moriah Amit <mamit@...>

Family History Today at the Center for Jewish History - May 15-24, 2016
15 West 16th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Please join us for a free series of events for genealogists at all levels.

**Schedule of Events**:
**********************> Monday, May 24, 6:30 PM <*************************
A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish Immigrant
Families Lecture ** featuring ** Karen Franklin (LBI's Director of Family
Research) ** and Allan Amanik (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at
Brooklyn College).

Monday, May 16, 6:30 PM
Family History Treasures at the National Archives Lecture featuring Christopher
Zarr (Education Specialist for the National Archives at New York City)

Thursday, May 19, 6:30 PM
Sephardic Dynasties: Irish Crypto Rabbis with a Converso Twist Lecture
featuring Sarina Roffe (founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project and Sephardic
Genealogical Journeys)

**********************> Monday, May 24, 6:30 PM <*************************
A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish Immigrant
Families Lecture ** featuring ** Karen Franklin (LBI's Director of Family
Research) ** and Allan Amanik (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at
Brooklyn College).

Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 PM
Be your own Family History Archivist! Workshop

For more information and to reserve your tickets, please visit
http://16thstreet.tumblr.com/post/143176758837/family-history-today-2016

Moriah Amit, New York, NY <mamit@...>


German SIG #Germany Upcoming Jewish Genealogy Events at the Center for Jewish History in New York #germany

Moriah Amit
 

Subject: Upcoming Jewish Genealogy Events at the Center for Jewish
History in New York From: Moriah Amit <mamit@...>

Family History Today at the Center for Jewish History - May 15-24, 2016
15 West 16th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Please join us for a free series of events for genealogists at all levels.

**Schedule of Events**:
**********************> Monday, May 24, 6:30 PM <*************************
A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish Immigrant
Families Lecture ** featuring ** Karen Franklin (LBI's Director of Family
Research) ** and Allan Amanik (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at
Brooklyn College).

Monday, May 16, 6:30 PM
Family History Treasures at the National Archives Lecture featuring Christopher
Zarr (Education Specialist for the National Archives at New York City)

Thursday, May 19, 6:30 PM
Sephardic Dynasties: Irish Crypto Rabbis with a Converso Twist Lecture
featuring Sarina Roffe (founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project and Sephardic
Genealogical Journeys)

**********************> Monday, May 24, 6:30 PM <*************************
A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish Immigrant
Families Lecture ** featuring ** Karen Franklin (LBI's Director of Family
Research) ** and Allan Amanik (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at
Brooklyn College).

Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 PM
Be your own Family History Archivist! Workshop

For more information and to reserve your tickets, please visit
http://16thstreet.tumblr.com/post/143176758837/family-history-today-2016

Moriah Amit, New York, NY <mamit@...>


Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ

Looking death date for the following deceased all in Paris:

Moise Isaac JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 29 O=
ctober 1878 in Konigsberg

Augusta BRENNER wife JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ=
born 2 March1875 in Witkowo (Pologne)

H=C3=A9l=C3=A8ne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born=
12 March 1902 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Yvonne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 14 Septem=
ber 1907 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Georges JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 19 June 1=
905 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Thank you to please contact me at the following address: evelynelemberski@ya=
hoo.fr


French SIG #France Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Family JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ

Looking death date for the following deceased all in Paris:

Moise Isaac JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 29 O=
ctober 1878 in Konigsberg

Augusta BRENNER wife JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ=
born 2 March1875 in Witkowo (Pologne)

H=C3=A9l=C3=A8ne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born=
12 March 1902 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Yvonne JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 14 Septem=
ber 1907 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Georges JACOBOWITZ or JAKUBOWITZ or JACUBOWITSCH.or JACUBOWITZ born 19 June 1=
905 in Montreuil sous bois (france)

Thank you to please contact me at the following address: evelynelemberski@ya=
hoo.fr


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #france

bounce-3146754-772957@...
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

bsmannlein@...
 

Couples could file paperwork 3 months in advance

Barbara Mannlein

On May 18, 2016, at 11:19 AM, Steven C Kleinman stevek863@...
<jewishgen@...> wrote:

My grandparents were married on January 4, 1914 in Bklyn and I have a copy of
their marriage certificate. However I can't seem to find them in the index that
was recently digitized. What date should I be searching?


French SIG #France Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #france

bounce-3146754-772957@...
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

bsmannlein@...
 

Couples could file paperwork 3 months in advance

Barbara Mannlein

On May 18, 2016, at 11:19 AM, Steven C Kleinman stevek863@...
<jewishgen@...> wrote:

My grandparents were married on January 4, 1914 in Bklyn and I have a copy of
their marriage certificate. However I can't seem to find them in the index that
was recently digitized. What date should I be searching?


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

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


Early American SIG #USA Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

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


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

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


German SIG #Germany Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

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


ViewMate transcription request - German #germany

Sandra Cruz
 

Dear all,

I've posted the marriage certificate in German for which I need
transcription it is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46686

The image can also be seen at:
Landesarchive - Oberdorf am Ipf, Bopfingen J 386 Bü 444

Can anyone understand what it says in the first record second and
third column of the Marriage of Naftali FRANKFURTER and Amalie MAIER?

Please respond privately or via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sandra Helena Rocha da Cruz (São Paulo, Brazil)


German SIG #Germany ViewMate transcription request - German #germany

Sandra Cruz
 

Dear all,

I've posted the marriage certificate in German for which I need
transcription it is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46686

The image can also be seen at:
Landesarchive - Oberdorf am Ipf, Bopfingen J 386 Bü 444

Can anyone understand what it says in the first record second and
third column of the Marriage of Naftali FRANKFURTER and Amalie MAIER?

Please respond privately or via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sandra Helena Rocha da Cruz (São Paulo, Brazil)


Re: Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - help #belarus

Phyllis Kramer
 

Steve Stein asked for help finding 4 towns (Losza, Studyonka,
Krinitzoy, Shkoritz") around Mir, Belarus
I found at least one, and would like to share my methodology.

First I went to our community pages and found the latitude/longitude
for Mir: 5327/2628.
Then i went to the radius search on our JewishGen gazetteer at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp

I put in the coordinates for Mir and asked for towns within 20 miles
of it, beginning with the letter S.
Skorichi, Skorychi was 6 miles NNW of Mir. Likely a candidate.

Isnt JewishGen Wonderful!?!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: More JewishGen sources are available at the updated
Belarus website: http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - help #belarus

Phyllis Kramer
 

Steve Stein asked for help finding 4 towns (Losza, Studyonka,
Krinitzoy, Shkoritz") around Mir, Belarus
I found at least one, and would like to share my methodology.

First I went to our community pages and found the latitude/longitude
for Mir: 5327/2628.
Then i went to the radius search on our JewishGen gazetteer at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp

I put in the coordinates for Mir and asked for towns within 20 miles
of it, beginning with the letter S.
Skorichi, Skorychi was 6 miles NNW of Mir. Likely a candidate.

Isnt JewishGen Wonderful!?!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: More JewishGen sources are available at the updated
Belarus website: http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/


Belarus Geography #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Belarus Geography

There are several sites that might be of help in looking for small settlements.

http://bycity.org/
and the JewishGen Gazetteer
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
You might start with the town or forest coordinates

Another resource
Google search for small villages Belovezhskaya Puscha Forests

Nancy Holden
Belarus SIG Help and Support Desk


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs