Date   

Find My Past Changes Website Name #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Find My Past is a United Kingdom-based family history website specializing
in UK records. They have just announced that they are changing their name of
the website- findmypast.com will become findmypast.co.uk. Starting later
this week you will start to see the name change. You will need to add the
new name to your bookmarks. The findmypast.com should continue to work on
your browser and redirect you.

If you use this site and have "keep me signed in" option activated you "may"
be signed out. If that happens go to the' Sign-in page" and click "keep me
signed in".

For those who are not familiar with Find My Past, these are the types of
records one may find on their site:
Births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales >from 1837-2006.

Records >from each of the Victorian (1841-1901) censuses

a.. Access to the 1911 census on 1911census.co.uk
b.. Military records collection, which includes records >from the First
and Second World Wars, military births, marriages and deaths, army
roll-calls, Waterloo records,
c.. Ancestoronboard.com - a collection of full-color Passenger Lists
for all long-haul voyages leaving the UK between 1890 and 1960
d.. Overseas births, marriages and deaths indexes
Searching the records on the site is free, there is a charge to view or
download or print the records.

I have no affiliation with Find My Past and this is a one-time mention due
to their website name change.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Find My Past Changes Website Name #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Find My Past is a United Kingdom-based family history website specializing
in UK records. They have just announced that they are changing their name of
the website- findmypast.com will become findmypast.co.uk. Starting later
this week you will start to see the name change. You will need to add the
new name to your bookmarks. The findmypast.com should continue to work on
your browser and redirect you.

If you use this site and have "keep me signed in" option activated you "may"
be signed out. If that happens go to the' Sign-in page" and click "keep me
signed in".

For those who are not familiar with Find My Past, these are the types of
records one may find on their site:
Births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales >from 1837-2006.

Records >from each of the Victorian (1841-1901) censuses

a.. Access to the 1911 census on 1911census.co.uk
b.. Military records collection, which includes records >from the First
and Second World Wars, military births, marriages and deaths, army
roll-calls, Waterloo records,
c.. Ancestoronboard.com - a collection of full-color Passenger Lists
for all long-haul voyages leaving the UK between 1890 and 1960
d.. Overseas births, marriages and deaths indexes
Searching the records on the site is free, there is a charge to view or
download or print the records.

I have no affiliation with Find My Past and this is a one-time mention due
to their website name change.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Marriages records. Rezekne 1868/1869 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Marriages records. Rezekne 1868/1869
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

Before finishing with the 1902 births records of Rezekne I translated the
marriages records for 1868 and 1869.
The handwriting is awful and I had great difficulty deciphering them, that's
why there are many question marks.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/rigavitalrecords.html

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


Latvia SIG #Latvia Marriages records. Rezekne 1868/1869 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Marriages records. Rezekne 1868/1869
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

Before finishing with the 1902 births records of Rezekne I translated the
marriages records for 1868 and 1869.
The handwriting is awful and I had great difficulty deciphering them, that's
why there are many question marks.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/rigavitalrecords.html

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


KOSOMOV-Rezekne #latvia

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi

I refer to Christine Usdin's ongoing labour of love to translate all the bmd records for Latvia, presently Rezekne.

I have records >from the Latvian archives for my KASSEMOFF/KOSOMOV family and therefore I am a bit perplexed why, until now, only one record has popped up for Kosomov in Rezekne -

"Rezekne birth 1884
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/birthsrezekneeightyfour.html

KOSIMOV Leizer-Yankel M Rezekne 1884 07/10 Shmuil-Mordukh Movsha-Hirsh not stated Freida Mikhel Kovenski pr. Novo-Aleksandrovsk"

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Angie Elfassi
Israel


Subject: Births records. Rezekne. 1900
From: usdine@orange.fr
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:20:35 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

Subject: Births records of Rezekne. 1900
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

Dear All,
The translation is done.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/birthsrezekneninehundred.html

Happy Hannukah!

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


Latvia SIG #Latvia KOSOMOV-Rezekne #latvia

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi

I refer to Christine Usdin's ongoing labour of love to translate all the bmd records for Latvia, presently Rezekne.

I have records >from the Latvian archives for my KASSEMOFF/KOSOMOV family and therefore I am a bit perplexed why, until now, only one record has popped up for Kosomov in Rezekne -

"Rezekne birth 1884
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/birthsrezekneeightyfour.html

KOSIMOV Leizer-Yankel M Rezekne 1884 07/10 Shmuil-Mordukh Movsha-Hirsh not stated Freida Mikhel Kovenski pr. Novo-Aleksandrovsk"

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Angie Elfassi
Israel


Subject: Births records. Rezekne. 1900
From: usdine@orange.fr
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:20:35 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

Subject: Births records of Rezekne. 1900
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

Dear All,
The translation is done.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/birthsrezekneninehundred.html

Happy Hannukah!

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


Searching for KESNER/KASNER from Hungary #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hello,
I am writing on behalf of a friend, who is searching for her KESNER
family >from Hungary. She couldn't give me info such as city names, so
chances are low I will succeed in helping her, but it would hurt to
give it a try.

If anyone connects to this name, coming >from Hungary, please reply
back. She gave me a couple of family members >from this family.
Regards

Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for KESNER/KASNER from Hungary #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hello,
I am writing on behalf of a friend, who is searching for her KESNER
family >from Hungary. She couldn't give me info such as city names, so
chances are low I will succeed in helping her, but it would hurt to
give it a try.

If anyone connects to this name, coming >from Hungary, please reply
back. She gave me a couple of family members >from this family.
Regards

Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel


Need Help translating Yiddish - Viewmate 14147 #general

Werner Hirsch
 

Dear Genners,

We would like help in translating the Yiddish inscription on the back of a
photograph. We have no idea what the origin of the photo is, but assume that
it's >from Russia. You can see the photo, front and back, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14147

Any names that appear in the inscription would be most important.
Thanks, and Happy Hanukkah.

Werner HIRSCH
New Haven, CT
wernerh@snet.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Help translating Yiddish - Viewmate 14147 #general

Werner Hirsch
 

Dear Genners,

We would like help in translating the Yiddish inscription on the back of a
photograph. We have no idea what the origin of the photo is, but assume that
it's >from Russia. You can see the photo, front and back, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14147

Any names that appear in the inscription would be most important.
Thanks, and Happy Hanukkah.

Werner HIRSCH
New Haven, CT
wernerh@snet.net


"leben" after someone's name - mystery solved #general

Lewis F. Lester <lewsails@...>
 

The responses I received indicate that this was a common
practice amongst German and other Jews, a shorthand form
of "may he live and be well".

Thanks.
Lewis Lester


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "leben" after someone's name - mystery solved #general

Lewis F. Lester <lewsails@...>
 

The responses I received indicate that this was a common
practice amongst German and other Jews, a shorthand form
of "may he live and be well".

Thanks.
Lewis Lester


HORVAT family #latinamerica

גירון
 

Hello,
I have HORVAT family in my tree :
My mother's mother was Berta GUNSZ, her sister Regina GUNSZ married Salomon
HECT later changing their name to HORVAT.
Solomon was a teacher and they lived in Kiraly Helmec which is now in
Slovakia and called Karlovesky Chelmec .
Later on they moved >from there to somewhere near Szeged.
They had 6 Children:Jeno and Jozsef both emigrated to Argentina in the early
1930 or before ( financed by their mother's brother)
Gyula who married Manci they had a son Ferenc who servived the II world war
and lived later in Budapest.
Miksa , born on 2.2.1895 died in W.W.I.
Julia and Helen who survived the II world war lived in Budapest, at least
one of them had strong comunist covictions.

My interest of course are Jeno and Jozsef.
I suspect both of them are dead now.
I'm looking for any information about them , mostly I hope there are some
descendents that find this story familiar.

Thanks

Nava Giron
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not already done so, you may want to
send this to JewishGen's Hungarian Special Interest Group list, H-SIG.
See <http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/>.


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update for December #sephardic

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Plans for the 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles are moving at a
fast clip. Hope you've marked your calendars for this exceptional
30th anniversary celebration, taking place at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown Los Angeles >from July 11 - 16, 2010.

The Call for Papers opened in November 15th and will close on January
15th. If you've been thinking about submitting a lecture or workshop
proposal or film for our consideration, there is still time to craft
your topic and send it in. Go to http://www.jgsla2010.com and click on
the "Call for Papers." Speakers will be notified by mid-February, and
the program should be online by the early spring.

Registration will open on January 15th, and will also be accessible
through our website, although you can make hotel reservations now if
you like. Just follow the links on the home page.

This year, on the first day of the conference, Sunday afternoon, July
11th, we will hold a "Market Square Fair," where SIGs and BOFs can
display their wares and attendees can get one-on-one research help
from these regional experts. There will also be booths with other
genealogically-related non profits and educational groups along with
craft guilds, historical map information, book signings and more.
Their will be beginners' workshops on Sunday and the vendor/exhibit
room and resource room with LDS films, and databases >from the Shoah
Foundation and the USHMM, will also be open on the 11th, so you should
plan to be in town by Sunday afternoon.

If you are thinking about arriving early, there will be
Shabbat-friendly pre-conference learning at the Marriott on Saturday,
July 10th and a Chabad house within walking distance of the hotel for
services.

This year we'll also be offering two evening theatrical presentations,
or "literary cabarets," including a production of "The Bialy Eaters:
The Story of a Bread and a Lost World," an adaptation of Mimi
Sheraton's moving book, which is a tribute to the endurance and power
of memory and how the search for a perfect "chewy crusty roll" echoes
a deeper longing for vanished way of life.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather leaders should be
hearing >from our SIG/BOF coordinator, Vivian Kahn, shortly with
information on how SIGs can co-sponsor an professor, archivist, or
established expert to speak in July with the conference's support.
She will also contact established BOFs to see if they plan to hold a
meeting this year. There are several exciting options for both SIGs
and BOFs which Vivian will explain to you in the information sheet and
application form she's sending out. (Because email contact
information is always changing, if she hasn't reached you by next
week, feel free to write to her at: SIGS_BOFS@jgsla2010.com with your
questions or requests.) New BOFs are springing up all the time, and if
you want your group to be included at this year's conference you need
to let us know!

In January we will have a PowerPoint CD filled with conference news,
previews and film clips which will be available to any JGS or Jewish
community group who requests one. This presentation will also come
with one beautiful LA2010 tee shirt to give away as a door prize.
Watch for information on this soon. (In the meantime, tee shirts are
available for order on our website.)

If you want to be up on all the late-breaking conference news, make
sure to subscribe to our newsletter at:

http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/sign-up-for-the-announcements-newsletter/

I join with my co-chairs, Sandy Malek and Lois Ogilby Rosen in sending
happy and joyous Hanukkah and New Year's wishes >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and the entire conference
committee, to Jewish genealogists everywhere. We hope to see you in
July in sunny, palm-tree-swaying Los Angeles!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
info@jgsla2010.com
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Latin America #LatinAmerica HORVAT family #latinamerica

גירון
 

Hello,
I have HORVAT family in my tree :
My mother's mother was Berta GUNSZ, her sister Regina GUNSZ married Salomon
HECT later changing their name to HORVAT.
Solomon was a teacher and they lived in Kiraly Helmec which is now in
Slovakia and called Karlovesky Chelmec .
Later on they moved >from there to somewhere near Szeged.
They had 6 Children:Jeno and Jozsef both emigrated to Argentina in the early
1930 or before ( financed by their mother's brother)
Gyula who married Manci they had a son Ferenc who servived the II world war
and lived later in Budapest.
Miksa , born on 2.2.1895 died in W.W.I.
Julia and Helen who survived the II world war lived in Budapest, at least
one of them had strong comunist covictions.

My interest of course are Jeno and Jozsef.
I suspect both of them are dead now.
I'm looking for any information about them , mostly I hope there are some
descendents that find this story familiar.

Thanks

Nava Giron
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not already done so, you may want to
send this to JewishGen's Hungarian Special Interest Group list, H-SIG.
See <http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/>.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim IAJGS 2010 Conference Update for December #sephardic

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Plans for the 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles are moving at a
fast clip. Hope you've marked your calendars for this exceptional
30th anniversary celebration, taking place at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown Los Angeles >from July 11 - 16, 2010.

The Call for Papers opened in November 15th and will close on January
15th. If you've been thinking about submitting a lecture or workshop
proposal or film for our consideration, there is still time to craft
your topic and send it in. Go to http://www.jgsla2010.com and click on
the "Call for Papers." Speakers will be notified by mid-February, and
the program should be online by the early spring.

Registration will open on January 15th, and will also be accessible
through our website, although you can make hotel reservations now if
you like. Just follow the links on the home page.

This year, on the first day of the conference, Sunday afternoon, July
11th, we will hold a "Market Square Fair," where SIGs and BOFs can
display their wares and attendees can get one-on-one research help
from these regional experts. There will also be booths with other
genealogically-related non profits and educational groups along with
craft guilds, historical map information, book signings and more.
Their will be beginners' workshops on Sunday and the vendor/exhibit
room and resource room with LDS films, and databases >from the Shoah
Foundation and the USHMM, will also be open on the 11th, so you should
plan to be in town by Sunday afternoon.

If you are thinking about arriving early, there will be
Shabbat-friendly pre-conference learning at the Marriott on Saturday,
July 10th and a Chabad house within walking distance of the hotel for
services.

This year we'll also be offering two evening theatrical presentations,
or "literary cabarets," including a production of "The Bialy Eaters:
The Story of a Bread and a Lost World," an adaptation of Mimi
Sheraton's moving book, which is a tribute to the endurance and power
of memory and how the search for a perfect "chewy crusty roll" echoes
a deeper longing for vanished way of life.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather leaders should be
hearing >from our SIG/BOF coordinator, Vivian Kahn, shortly with
information on how SIGs can co-sponsor an professor, archivist, or
established expert to speak in July with the conference's support.
She will also contact established BOFs to see if they plan to hold a
meeting this year. There are several exciting options for both SIGs
and BOFs which Vivian will explain to you in the information sheet and
application form she's sending out. (Because email contact
information is always changing, if she hasn't reached you by next
week, feel free to write to her at: SIGS_BOFS@jgsla2010.com with your
questions or requests.) New BOFs are springing up all the time, and if
you want your group to be included at this year's conference you need
to let us know!

In January we will have a PowerPoint CD filled with conference news,
previews and film clips which will be available to any JGS or Jewish
community group who requests one. This presentation will also come
with one beautiful LA2010 tee shirt to give away as a door prize.
Watch for information on this soon. (In the meantime, tee shirts are
available for order on our website.)

If you want to be up on all the late-breaking conference news, make
sure to subscribe to our newsletter at:

http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/sign-up-for-the-announcements-newsletter/

I join with my co-chairs, Sandy Malek and Lois Ogilby Rosen in sending
happy and joyous Hanukkah and New Year's wishes >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and the entire conference
committee, to Jewish genealogists everywhere. We hope to see you in
July in sunny, palm-tree-swaying Los Angeles!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
info@jgsla2010.com
http://www.jgsla2010.com


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update for December #latinamerica

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Plans for the 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles are moving at a
fast clip. Hope you've marked your calendars for this exceptional
30th anniversary celebration, taking place at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown Los Angeles >from July 11 - 16, 2010.

The Call for Papers opened in November 15th and will close on January
15th. If you've been thinking about submitting a lecture or workshop
proposal or film for our consideration, there is still time to craft
your topic and send it in. Go to http://www.jgsla2010.com and click on
the "Call for Papers." Speakers will be notified by mid-February, and
the program should be online by the early spring.

Registration will open on January 15th, and will also be accessible
through our website, although you can make hotel reservations now if
you like. Just follow the links on the home page.

This year, on the first day of the conference, Sunday afternoon, July
11th, we will hold a "Market Square Fair," where SIGs and BOFs can
display their wares and attendees can get one-on-one research help
from these regional experts. There will also be booths with other
genealogically-related non profits and educational groups along with
craft guilds, historical map information, book signings and more.
Their will be beginners' workshops on Sunday and the vendor/exhibit
room and resource room with LDS films, and databases >from the Shoah
Foundation and the USHMM, will also be open on the 11th, so you should
plan to be in town by Sunday afternoon.

If you are thinking about arriving early, there will be
Shabbat-friendly pre-conference learning at the Marriott on Saturday,
July 10th and a Chabad house within walking distance of the hotel for
services.

This year we'll also be offering two evening theatrical presentations,
or "literary cabarets," including a production of "The Bialy Eaters:
The Story of a Bread and a Lost World," an adaptation of Mimi
Sheraton's moving book, which is a tribute to the endurance and power
of memory and how the search for a perfect "chewy crusty roll" echoes
a deeper longing for vanished way of life.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather leaders should be
hearing >from our SIG/BOF coordinator, Vivian Kahn, shortly with
information on how SIGs can co-sponsor an professor, archivist, or
established expert to speak in July with the conference's support.
She will also contact established BOFs to see if they plan to hold a
meeting this year. There are several exciting options for both SIGs
and BOFs which Vivian will explain to you in the information sheet and
application form she's sending out. (Because email contact
information is always changing, if she hasn't reached you by next
week, feel free to write to her at: SIGS_BOFS@jgsla2010.com with your
questions or requests.) New BOFs are springing up all the time, and if
you want your group to be included at this year's conference you need
to let us know!

In January we will have a PowerPoint CD filled with conference news,
previews and film clips which will be available to any JGS or Jewish
community group who requests one. This presentation will also come
with one beautiful LA2010 tee shirt to give away as a door prize.
Watch for information on this soon. (In the meantime, tee shirts are
available for order on our website.)

If you want to be up on all the late-breaking conference news, make
sure to subscribe to our newsletter at:

http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/sign-up-for-the-announcements-newsletter/

I join with my co-chairs, Sandy Malek and Lois Ogilby Rosen in sending
happy and joyous Hanukkah and New Year's wishes >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and the entire conference
committee, to Jewish genealogists everywhere. We hope to see you in
July in sunny, palm-tree-swaying Los Angeles!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
info@jgsla2010.com
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Latin America #LatinAmerica IAJGS 2010 Conference Update for December #latinamerica

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Plans for the 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles are moving at a
fast clip. Hope you've marked your calendars for this exceptional
30th anniversary celebration, taking place at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown Los Angeles >from July 11 - 16, 2010.

The Call for Papers opened in November 15th and will close on January
15th. If you've been thinking about submitting a lecture or workshop
proposal or film for our consideration, there is still time to craft
your topic and send it in. Go to http://www.jgsla2010.com and click on
the "Call for Papers." Speakers will be notified by mid-February, and
the program should be online by the early spring.

Registration will open on January 15th, and will also be accessible
through our website, although you can make hotel reservations now if
you like. Just follow the links on the home page.

This year, on the first day of the conference, Sunday afternoon, July
11th, we will hold a "Market Square Fair," where SIGs and BOFs can
display their wares and attendees can get one-on-one research help
from these regional experts. There will also be booths with other
genealogically-related non profits and educational groups along with
craft guilds, historical map information, book signings and more.
Their will be beginners' workshops on Sunday and the vendor/exhibit
room and resource room with LDS films, and databases >from the Shoah
Foundation and the USHMM, will also be open on the 11th, so you should
plan to be in town by Sunday afternoon.

If you are thinking about arriving early, there will be
Shabbat-friendly pre-conference learning at the Marriott on Saturday,
July 10th and a Chabad house within walking distance of the hotel for
services.

This year we'll also be offering two evening theatrical presentations,
or "literary cabarets," including a production of "The Bialy Eaters:
The Story of a Bread and a Lost World," an adaptation of Mimi
Sheraton's moving book, which is a tribute to the endurance and power
of memory and how the search for a perfect "chewy crusty roll" echoes
a deeper longing for vanished way of life.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather leaders should be
hearing >from our SIG/BOF coordinator, Vivian Kahn, shortly with
information on how SIGs can co-sponsor an professor, archivist, or
established expert to speak in July with the conference's support.
She will also contact established BOFs to see if they plan to hold a
meeting this year. There are several exciting options for both SIGs
and BOFs which Vivian will explain to you in the information sheet and
application form she's sending out. (Because email contact
information is always changing, if she hasn't reached you by next
week, feel free to write to her at: SIGS_BOFS@jgsla2010.com with your
questions or requests.) New BOFs are springing up all the time, and if
you want your group to be included at this year's conference you need
to let us know!

In January we will have a PowerPoint CD filled with conference news,
previews and film clips which will be available to any JGS or Jewish
community group who requests one. This presentation will also come
with one beautiful LA2010 tee shirt to give away as a door prize.
Watch for information on this soon. (In the meantime, tee shirts are
available for order on our website.)

If you want to be up on all the late-breaking conference news, make
sure to subscribe to our newsletter at:

http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/sign-up-for-the-announcements-newsletter/

I join with my co-chairs, Sandy Malek and Lois Ogilby Rosen in sending
happy and joyous Hanukkah and New Year's wishes >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and the entire conference
committee, to Jewish genealogists everywhere. We hope to see you in
July in sunny, palm-tree-swaying Los Angeles!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
info@jgsla2010.com
http://www.jgsla2010.com


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update for December #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Plans for the 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles are moving at a
fast clip. Hope you've marked your calendars for this exceptional
30th anniversary celebration, taking place at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown Los Angeles >from July 11 - 16, 2010.

The Call for Papers opened in November 15th and will close on January
15th. If you've been thinking about submitting a lecture or workshop
proposal or film for our consideration, there is still time to craft
your topic and send it in. Go to http://www.jgsla2010.com and click on
the "Call for Papers." Speakers will be notified by mid-February, and
the program should be online by the early spring.

Registration will open on January 15th, and will also be accessible
through our website, although you can make hotel reservations now if
you like. Just follow the links on the home page.

This year, on the first day of the conference, Sunday afternoon, July
11th, we will hold a "Market Square Fair," where SIGs and BOFs can
display their wares and attendees can get one-on-one research help
from these regional experts. There will also be booths with other
genealogically-related non profits and educational groups along with
craft guilds, historical map information, book signings and more.
Their will be beginners' workshops on Sunday and the vendor/exhibit
room and resource room with LDS films, and databases >from the Shoah
Foundation and the USHMM, will also be open on the 11th, so you should
plan to be in town by Sunday afternoon.

If you are thinking about arriving early, there will be
Shabbat-friendly pre-conference learning at the Marriott on Saturday,
July 10th and a Chabad house within walking distance of the hotel for
services.

This year we'll also be offering two evening theatrical presentations,
or "literary cabarets," including a production of "The Bialy Eaters:
The Story of a Bread and a Lost World," an adaptation of Mimi
Sheraton's moving book, which is a tribute to the endurance and power
of memory and how the search for a perfect "chewy crusty roll" echoes
a deeper longing for vanished way of life.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather leaders should be
hearing >from our SIG/BOF coordinator, Vivian Kahn, shortly with
information on how SIGs can co-sponsor an professor, archivist, or
established expert to speak in July with the conference's support.
She will also contact established BOFs to see if they plan to hold a
meeting this year. There are several exciting options for both SIGs
and BOFs which Vivian will explain to you in the information sheet and
application form she's sending out. (Because email contact
information is always changing, if she hasn't reached you by next
week, feel free to write to her at: SIGS_BOFS@jgsla2010.com with your
questions or requests.) New BOFs are springing up all the time, and if
you want your group to be included at this year's conference you need
to let us know!

In January we will have a PowerPoint CD filled with conference news,
previews and film clips which will be available to any JGS or Jewish
community group who requests one. This presentation will also come
with one beautiful LA2010 tee shirt to give away as a door prize.
Watch for information on this soon. (In the meantime, tee shirts are
available for order on our website.)

If you want to be up on all the late-breaking conference news, make
sure to subscribe to our newsletter at:

http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/sign-up-for-the-announcements-newsletter/

I join with my co-chairs, Sandy Malek and Lois Ogilby Rosen in sending
happy and joyous Hanukkah and New Year's wishes >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and the entire conference
committee, to Jewish genealogists everywhere. We hope to see you in
July in sunny, palm-tree-swaying Los Angeles!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
info@jgsla2010.com
http://www.jgsla2010.com


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update for December #dna

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Plans for the 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles are moving at a
fast clip. Hope you've marked your calendars for this exceptional
30th anniversary celebration, taking place at the JW Marriott at L.A.
Live in downtown Los Angeles >from July 11 - 16, 2010.

The Call for Papers opened in November 15th and will close on January
15th. If you've been thinking about submitting a lecture or workshop
proposal or film for our consideration, there is still time to craft
your topic and send it in. Go to http://www.jgsla2010.com and click on
the "Call for Papers." Speakers will be notified by mid-February, and
the program should be online by the early spring.

Registration will open on January 15th, and will also be accessible
through our website, although you can make hotel reservations now if
you like. Just follow the links on the home page.

This year, on the first day of the conference, Sunday afternoon, July
11th, we will hold a "Market Square Fair," where SIGs and BOFs can
display their wares and attendees can get one-on-one research help
from these regional experts. There will also be booths with other
genealogically-related non profits and educational groups along with
craft guilds, historical map information, book signings and more.
Their will be beginners' workshops on Sunday and the vendor/exhibit
room and resource room with LDS films, and databases >from the Shoah
Foundation and the USHMM, will also be open on the 11th, so you should
plan to be in town by Sunday afternoon.

If you are thinking about arriving early, there will be
Shabbat-friendly pre-conference learning at the Marriott on Saturday,
July 10th and a Chabad house within walking distance of the hotel for
services.

This year we'll also be offering two evening theatrical presentations,
or "literary cabarets," including a production of "The Bialy Eaters:
The Story of a Bread and a Lost World," an adaptation of Mimi
Sheraton's moving book, which is a tribute to the endurance and power
of memory and how the search for a perfect "chewy crusty roll" echoes
a deeper longing for vanished way of life.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather leaders should be
hearing >from our SIG/BOF coordinator, Vivian Kahn, shortly with
information on how SIGs can co-sponsor an professor, archivist, or
established expert to speak in July with the conference's support.
She will also contact established BOFs to see if they plan to hold a
meeting this year. There are several exciting options for both SIGs
and BOFs which Vivian will explain to you in the information sheet and
application form she's sending out. (Because email contact
information is always changing, if she hasn't reached you by next
week, feel free to write to her at: SIGS_BOFS@jgsla2010.com with your
questions or requests.) New BOFs are springing up all the time, and if
you want your group to be included at this year's conference you need
to let us know!

In January we will have a PowerPoint CD filled with conference news,
previews and film clips which will be available to any JGS or Jewish
community group who requests one. This presentation will also come
with one beautiful LA2010 tee shirt to give away as a door prize.
Watch for information on this soon. (In the meantime, tee shirts are
available for order on our website.)

If you want to be up on all the late-breaking conference news, make
sure to subscribe to our newsletter at:

http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/sign-up-for-the-announcements-newsletter/

I join with my co-chairs, Sandy Malek and Lois Ogilby Rosen in sending
happy and joyous Hanukkah and New Year's wishes >from the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and the entire conference
committee, to Jewish genealogists everywhere. We hope to see you in
July in sunny, palm-tree-swaying Los Angeles!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
info@jgsla2010.com
http://www.jgsla2010.com