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IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #ukraine

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #ukraine

bounce-3677472-772980@...
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


ViewMate gravestone translation request - Hebrew #general

Ross, Phil
 

I've posted a photo of a gravestone inscription (found in Poland) in Hebrew
for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73017
As noted in more detail on the ViewMate page, I am particularly interested
in whether the date of death can be made out.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much for any and all responses.

Philip L. Ross
Walnut Creek, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate gravestone translation request - Hebrew #general

Ross, Phil
 

I've posted a photo of a gravestone inscription (found in Poland) in Hebrew
for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73017
As noted in more detail on the ViewMate page, I am particularly interested
in whether the date of death can be made out.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much for any and all responses.

Philip L. Ross
Walnut Creek, California


IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #romania

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Romania SIG #Romania IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #romania

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Searching for town Swieciany in Lita #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded. I believe I have the correct town entry
now. Please let's close this thread.
Avigdor Ben-Dov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for town Swieciany in Lita #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded. I believe I have the correct town entry
now. Please let's close this thread.
Avigdor Ben-Dov


Re: Town identification needed for Swiecinin #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Avigdor Ben-Dov posted: In the book of Sokoly Poland Batya Weinstein is said to
have come >from a place called Swiecinin. I can't find any such place in the
vicinity. Maybe it was mistakenly transliterated >from Yiddish and Hebrew. Can
someone tell me if this is perhaps outside Poland? Sokoly is south and near the
city of Bialystok. Polish map indexes don't show it.

Avigdor...why use Polish maps when you have the JewishGen gazetteer which has been
created for this purpose? It contains listings of all current towns in Eastern
Europe. Here's what i did to find your town ...found the coordinates of Sokoly
(5259/2242) >from the jewishgen communities page under the Databases Oval.
...clicked on Jewish Gazetteer under the Databases Oval
...entered the town name, using the soundex, and asked for towns near 5259/2242
Answer: Swiecienin. 5317/2228..a town 33.7 miles northwest of Sokoly
happy hunting!
phyllis kramer, nyc & palm beach gardens florida
vp education, jewishgen www.jewishgen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Town identification needed for Swiecinin #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Avigdor Ben-Dov posted: In the book of Sokoly Poland Batya Weinstein is said to
have come >from a place called Swiecinin. I can't find any such place in the
vicinity. Maybe it was mistakenly transliterated >from Yiddish and Hebrew. Can
someone tell me if this is perhaps outside Poland? Sokoly is south and near the
city of Bialystok. Polish map indexes don't show it.

Avigdor...why use Polish maps when you have the JewishGen gazetteer which has been
created for this purpose? It contains listings of all current towns in Eastern
Europe. Here's what i did to find your town ...found the coordinates of Sokoly
(5259/2242) >from the jewishgen communities page under the Databases Oval.
...clicked on Jewish Gazetteer under the Databases Oval
...entered the town name, using the soundex, and asked for towns near 5259/2242
Answer: Swiecienin. 5317/2228..a town 33.7 miles northwest of Sokoly
happy hunting!
phyllis kramer, nyc & palm beach gardens florida
vp education, jewishgen www.jewishgen.org/education


Re: Place name question #general

bernerfolk
 

Hi Giannis,

Azerbajian isn't as odd as it sounds. Baku was the epicenter of the world's first
great oil boom. Since it was part of the Russian empire many Jews went there to
seek their fortune. My great-grandfather was born in Slonim (now in Belarus) but
migrated to Baku, Azerbiajian around the turn of the 19th century. He married a
woman there and had two children, then the family moved even further east to
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. They didn't stay there long, they returned to Slonim and
then emigrated to the US in 1904.

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Place name question #general

bernerfolk
 

Hi Giannis,

Azerbajian isn't as odd as it sounds. Baku was the epicenter of the world's first
great oil boom. Since it was part of the Russian empire many Jews went there to
seek their fortune. My great-grandfather was born in Slonim (now in Belarus) but
migrated to Baku, Azerbiajian around the turn of the 19th century. He married a
woman there and had two children, then the family moved even further east to
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. They didn't stay there long, they returned to Slonim and
then emigrated to the US in 1904.

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


(US) National Archives Pulls Together Photos of Service Members Celebrating Passover all Over the World #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The still pictures branch of the National Archives brought together
photographs of service members celebrating Passover around the world over
the years. What is depicted in their release ranges >from 1918 to 1985,
locations range >from Camp Upton in New York to Tehran, Iran.

See:
https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/2019/04/23/celebration-of-passover-photos/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Pulls Together Photos of Service Members Celebrating Passover all Over the World #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The still pictures branch of the National Archives brought together
photographs of service members celebrating Passover around the world over
the years. What is depicted in their release ranges >from 1918 to 1985,
locations range >from Camp Upton in New York to Tehran, Iran.

See:
https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/2019/04/23/celebration-of-passover-photos/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #general

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Program Schedule now available on website

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

Early-bird discount cutoff date extended

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

Special program for Jewish educators

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

Program overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #general

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Program Schedule now available on website

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

Early-bird discount cutoff date extended

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

Special program for Jewish educators

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

Program overview

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town #general

Anne Budlender
 

I downloaded a photo of a tombstone in Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town but I cannot read
it ( very old stone). Is anyone going to Maitland Cemetery or what is the best way to
find out what is written on the stone?

Many thanks
Anne Budlender
Melbourne

MODERATOR: Please answer Anne privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town #general

Anne Budlender
 

I downloaded a photo of a tombstone in Maitland Cemetery, Cape Town but I cannot read
it ( very old stone). Is anyone going to Maitland Cemetery or what is the best way to
find out what is written on the stone?

Many thanks
Anne Budlender
Melbourne

MODERATOR: Please answer Anne privately.


question about "Samuel Samuel" #sephardic

Lisa Newman <lisa.newman.a@...>
 

I have long believed >from a few clues that my Samuel family of origin
were sephardim. They lived in Latvia, as early as 1750, and the name
of my great grandfather "Samuel Samuel" is repeated throughout the
family tree. I am told this might be a sephardic custom. Any clues
welcome!

thanks,

Lisa Newman Bereskin
Toronto, Canada


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim question about "Samuel Samuel" #sephardic

Lisa Newman <lisa.newman.a@...>
 

I have long believed >from a few clues that my Samuel family of origin
were sephardim. They lived in Latvia, as early as 1750, and the name
of my great grandfather "Samuel Samuel" is repeated throughout the
family tree. I am told this might be a sephardic custom. Any clues
welcome!

thanks,

Lisa Newman Bereskin
Toronto, Canada

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