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JGSGW - Washington (DC) February 12 Program #general

JGSGW <jgsgw_dc@...>
 

You interviewed the relatives.............
You have done lots of research.............
You collected old family photos............

Now, what are you going to do with it all?

Come to the JGSGW Meeting, Display and Workshop
on Sunday, February 12, 2006
at B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD

Workshop: (11 AM - 1 PM)

"Get Your Act Together....
Organizing Your Research & Materials"
Presented by Marlene Bishow

Methods, materials and strategies for protecting and preserving your
research, photos and family documents.

-----
Display: (11 AM - 4 PM) "Sharing Your Story"

A presentation of family history books, cookbooks, and other items, created
by members of JGSGW to share their genealogy research. Anyone wishing to
contribute an aitem for display should contact Rita Margolis
ritamargolis@comcast.net

-----
Program: (1:30 PM Schmooze 2:00 PM Presentation)

Topic: "Write Your Family History Now!"
Speaker: Mike Karsen

We genealogists are very good at doing research and collecting many facts
about our families. For any of a number of reasons, however, most of us
delay publishing the results of this research. Mike Karsen shows how you can
publish your findings in books that vary >from a simple 30 pages to one that
contains detailed biographies and places your family in historical context.
Your goal should be to organize your findings and share them with your
family as soon as possible.

A professional genealogy speaker and instructor, Mike Karsen is a member of
the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
He speaks on genealogy topics locally and nationally, teaches classes in
genealogy and is on the faculty of the National Institute for Genealogical
Studies. Mike has presented at state, national, and international
conferences. He is the author of the JewishGen website "Guide to Jewish
Genealogy in Chicagoland" and has published articles on genealogy.

======
March Meeting - Mark your calendar

March 5, 2006 2:00 PM

Topic: "Jews in the Polish Lands and Poland: Making Choices and Responding
to Modernity."
Speaker: Dr. Marci Shore

One common misconception is the envisioning of "Poles" and "Jews" as if they
consisted if two monolithic groups. By the turn of the century, the
heterogeneity was breathtaking and a bit dizzying. It was not at all
uncommon for families to be split: the parents Hasids, one child a Zionist,
another child a Polish communist, one a Yiddishist, one a Hebraicist, etc.
Modernity (beginning, say, with the Haskalah in Germany) was both a thrill
and a trauma, opening up an often bewildering array of dramatic choices,
splitting families apart, transforming identities.

Marci Shore is an Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at
Indiana University. She specializes in east and central European cultural
and intellectual history. She has taught three different undergraduate
lecture courses on modern central and eastern Europe; led undergraduate
seminars on Polish-Jewish relations, Jews and cosmopolitanism, and
intellectuals and Marxism; and conducted graduate colloquia on modern Polish
historiography; the avant-garde ; and modernity in Europe and Russia.

For additional JGSGW Program information, contact: Marlene Bishow
MLBishow@comcast.net

For additional JGSGW Workshop information, contact Ben Fassberg
BenjaminF@aol.com

For additional JGSGW Membership information, contact Ric Erdheim
ricerdheim@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/

Marlene Bishow
VP - Programs
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon: February 22nd Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you,your
family, and friends to our February meeting.

Mining Old Newspapers
for Genealogical Gems
Presented by Deb Freedman

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Finally - an area of genealogy research that could be easier if your
ancestors were Jewish! Please join us as Tacoma storyteller/researcher
Deb Freedman shares samples of a rapidly growing field, using old
newspapers as primary sources. Deb brings headlines >from centuries past;
including an obituary called "A Life of Misery Ended" and a divorce
scandal "One New Dress in Seven Years." She'll also reveal her
Letterman-style list of "Top Ten Ways to Get Your Name in the
Newspaper." Throughout she’ll share tips for tracking down your own lost
stories. This evening promises to be one of energy and fun. No special
skills needed!

In her other life, Deb Freedman has just retired >from a twenty-year
career as a Youth Services Specialist for the Tacoma Public Library.
That job has helped her to develop the research and genealogy skills
necessary for digging into Tacoma's past. She also read books to
preschool children, sifting through many titles, searching for the ones
that were most appropriate. It was really not that different than
reading through old newspapers - it's all about finding the best stories!

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door
are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost.
Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

REMINDER: It is time to renew your JGSO membership. Annual dues are $23
for individual members, $30 for family members and only $10 for
students. Please bring your check to the meeting, or mail your check to
JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. If you are not yet a JGSO
member, this would be a great time to join. As a new, paid member you
will receive a free copy of JGSO's Handbook, "Getting Started in Jewish
Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplemental Information for
Advanced Researchers".

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs
or call Joan Teller at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW - Washington (DC) February 12 Program #general

JGSGW <jgsgw_dc@...>
 

You interviewed the relatives.............
You have done lots of research.............
You collected old family photos............

Now, what are you going to do with it all?

Come to the JGSGW Meeting, Display and Workshop
on Sunday, February 12, 2006
at B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD

Workshop: (11 AM - 1 PM)

"Get Your Act Together....
Organizing Your Research & Materials"
Presented by Marlene Bishow

Methods, materials and strategies for protecting and preserving your
research, photos and family documents.

-----
Display: (11 AM - 4 PM) "Sharing Your Story"

A presentation of family history books, cookbooks, and other items, created
by members of JGSGW to share their genealogy research. Anyone wishing to
contribute an aitem for display should contact Rita Margolis
ritamargolis@comcast.net

-----
Program: (1:30 PM Schmooze 2:00 PM Presentation)

Topic: "Write Your Family History Now!"
Speaker: Mike Karsen

We genealogists are very good at doing research and collecting many facts
about our families. For any of a number of reasons, however, most of us
delay publishing the results of this research. Mike Karsen shows how you can
publish your findings in books that vary >from a simple 30 pages to one that
contains detailed biographies and places your family in historical context.
Your goal should be to organize your findings and share them with your
family as soon as possible.

A professional genealogy speaker and instructor, Mike Karsen is a member of
the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
He speaks on genealogy topics locally and nationally, teaches classes in
genealogy and is on the faculty of the National Institute for Genealogical
Studies. Mike has presented at state, national, and international
conferences. He is the author of the JewishGen website "Guide to Jewish
Genealogy in Chicagoland" and has published articles on genealogy.

======
March Meeting - Mark your calendar

March 5, 2006 2:00 PM

Topic: "Jews in the Polish Lands and Poland: Making Choices and Responding
to Modernity."
Speaker: Dr. Marci Shore

One common misconception is the envisioning of "Poles" and "Jews" as if they
consisted if two monolithic groups. By the turn of the century, the
heterogeneity was breathtaking and a bit dizzying. It was not at all
uncommon for families to be split: the parents Hasids, one child a Zionist,
another child a Polish communist, one a Yiddishist, one a Hebraicist, etc.
Modernity (beginning, say, with the Haskalah in Germany) was both a thrill
and a trauma, opening up an often bewildering array of dramatic choices,
splitting families apart, transforming identities.

Marci Shore is an Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at
Indiana University. She specializes in east and central European cultural
and intellectual history. She has taught three different undergraduate
lecture courses on modern central and eastern Europe; led undergraduate
seminars on Polish-Jewish relations, Jews and cosmopolitanism, and
intellectuals and Marxism; and conducted graduate colloquia on modern Polish
historiography; the avant-garde ; and modernity in Europe and Russia.

For additional JGSGW Program information, contact: Marlene Bishow
MLBishow@comcast.net

For additional JGSGW Workshop information, contact Ben Fassberg
BenjaminF@aol.com

For additional JGSGW Membership information, contact Ric Erdheim
ricerdheim@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/

Marlene Bishow
VP - Programs
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon: February 22nd Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you,your
family, and friends to our February meeting.

Mining Old Newspapers
for Genealogical Gems
Presented by Deb Freedman

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Finally - an area of genealogy research that could be easier if your
ancestors were Jewish! Please join us as Tacoma storyteller/researcher
Deb Freedman shares samples of a rapidly growing field, using old
newspapers as primary sources. Deb brings headlines >from centuries past;
including an obituary called "A Life of Misery Ended" and a divorce
scandal "One New Dress in Seven Years." She'll also reveal her
Letterman-style list of "Top Ten Ways to Get Your Name in the
Newspaper." Throughout she’ll share tips for tracking down your own lost
stories. This evening promises to be one of energy and fun. No special
skills needed!

In her other life, Deb Freedman has just retired >from a twenty-year
career as a Youth Services Specialist for the Tacoma Public Library.
That job has helped her to develop the research and genealogy skills
necessary for digging into Tacoma's past. She also read books to
preschool children, sifting through many titles, searching for the ones
that were most appropriate. It was really not that different than
reading through old newspapers - it's all about finding the best stories!

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door
are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost.
Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

REMINDER: It is time to renew your JGSO membership. Annual dues are $23
for individual members, $30 for family members and only $10 for
students. Please bring your check to the meeting, or mail your check to
JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. If you are not yet a JGSO
member, this would be a great time to join. As a new, paid member you
will receive a free copy of JGSO's Handbook, "Getting Started in Jewish
Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplemental Information for
Advanced Researchers".

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs
or call Joan Teller at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


Przemysl yizkor book #galicia

Joyce Field
 

We are very pleased that Lukasz Biedka has taken over as the project
coordinator of the Przemysl yizkor book and we look forward to more
translated material being added in the near future. Lukacz can be
reached at lkb@poczta.onet.pl.

The parts of the book which have already been translated can be read
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Przemysl yizkor book #galicia

Joyce Field
 

We are very pleased that Lukasz Biedka has taken over as the project
coordinator of the Przemysl yizkor book and we look forward to more
translated material being added in the near future. Lukacz can be
reached at lkb@poczta.onet.pl.

The parts of the book which have already been translated can be read
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Mielec pre- Holocaust Jewish Identity Documents #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some time ago I received an e-mail >from someone about the Mielec
Identity Documents I mentioned in the Kolbuszowa Region Research
Group update published in the May 2005 issue of the "Galitzianer"

I remember opening the e-mail but somehow it seems to have
disappeared >from my e-mail program. I have searched all the 400+
mailboxes and cannot find trace of this e-mail.

I am hoping the person who wrote and receives the "Galitzianer" also
reads this mailing list. If you do, please accept my apologies and
contact me again.

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Mielec pre- Holocaust Jewish Identity Documents #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some time ago I received an e-mail >from someone about the Mielec
Identity Documents I mentioned in the Kolbuszowa Region Research
Group update published in the May 2005 issue of the "Galitzianer"

I remember opening the e-mail but somehow it seems to have
disappeared >from my e-mail program. I have searched all the 400+
mailboxes and cannot find trace of this e-mail.

I am hoping the person who wrote and receives the "Galitzianer" also
reads this mailing list. If you do, please accept my apologies and
contact me again.

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group


JRI-Poland and AGAD-Warsaw are they exactly the same ? #galicia

Jacqueline Pollak <jacqueline.pollak@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I appreciate a lot JRI-Poland but I ascertain there are a lot of omissions
in. I have a lot of great-uncles or great-aunts and cousins who were born
in Stanislawow (Ivano-Frankovsk) before 1900 and who don't appear in the
lists of JRI-Poland.
Would the Archives of AGAD in Warsaw be more complete ? Would I get >from
Agad-Warsaw, writing them in Polish,the birth certificates of the people
missing in JRI-Poland ?
And does any body now why the records of JRI-Poland (and maybe too the ones
of Agad) are that incomplete ?
Thank you in advance for any information
Jacqueline Pollak
Brussels


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JRI-Poland and AGAD-Warsaw are they exactly the same ? #galicia

Jacqueline Pollak <jacqueline.pollak@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I appreciate a lot JRI-Poland but I ascertain there are a lot of omissions
in. I have a lot of great-uncles or great-aunts and cousins who were born
in Stanislawow (Ivano-Frankovsk) before 1900 and who don't appear in the
lists of JRI-Poland.
Would the Archives of AGAD in Warsaw be more complete ? Would I get >from
Agad-Warsaw, writing them in Polish,the birth certificates of the people
missing in JRI-Poland ?
And does any body now why the records of JRI-Poland (and maybe too the ones
of Agad) are that incomplete ?
Thank you in advance for any information
Jacqueline Pollak
Brussels


Suwalki researcher sought #poland

Clapsaddle <clapsaddle@...>
 

Can anyone recommend a researcher to me who lives near the Suwalki
Archives and has experience with its records?

Please reply privately.

Many thanks,
Carol Clapsaddle


JRI Poland #Poland Suwalki researcher sought #poland

Clapsaddle <clapsaddle@...>
 

Can anyone recommend a researcher to me who lives near the Suwalki
Archives and has experience with its records?

Please reply privately.

Many thanks,
Carol Clapsaddle


Data entry help needed for Books of Residents project #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

JRI-Poland is seeking volunteers to do data entry >from digital images of a
small series of Books of Residents.

The work can be done >from the comfort of your home. We will send you the
digital images on CD

Please contact me privately if you have any interest in this work.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Data entry help needed for Books of Residents project #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

JRI-Poland is seeking volunteers to do data entry >from digital images of a
small series of Books of Residents.

The work can be done >from the comfort of your home. We will send you the
digital images on CD

Please contact me privately if you have any interest in this work.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Grandfather's surname: "ISZVOZCHIK?" #general

Jules Levin
 

I am told that his original name was "something like Iszvozchik"
Sorry, no info re family, but Izvozchik is a
profession best translated as "teamster" or "coachman"
in English. Izvozchiki and their wagons or
coaches were hired; i.e. they weren't the permanent
coachmen of the gentry. This was actually a
Jewish profession, as discussed by Arthur Koestler in
The Thirteenth Tribe (I don't believe his theory,
by the way). In a way it is surprising that there are
not more Jewish Izvozchiks. [The zch combo is
pronounced shch as in fresh cheese, unless you are
from St. Petersburg.]
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Grandfather's surname: "ISZVOZCHIK?" #general

Jules Levin
 

I am told that his original name was "something like Iszvozchik"
Sorry, no info re family, but Izvozchik is a
profession best translated as "teamster" or "coachman"
in English. Izvozchiki and their wagons or
coaches were hired; i.e. they weren't the permanent
coachmen of the gentry. This was actually a
Jewish profession, as discussed by Arthur Koestler in
The Thirteenth Tribe (I don't believe his theory,
by the way). In a way it is surprising that there are
not more Jewish Izvozchiks. [The zch combo is
pronounced shch as in fresh cheese, unless you are
from St. Petersburg.]
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


Re: Occupations - English translation from Latin #hungary

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 22:52:01 UTC, tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk (Nick)
opined:

I don't promise good translations. Some of these occur only once on the
Internet eg

circumforanius/circumforanei vagrant
"Pedlar" would be kinder.

educillator server of wine
epocillator innkeeper? Bierschenker, Schankwirt in German
"Epocillator!!! More beer here!"

equisios pylorus lesser horse attendant
factor maker
But not as a laborer or artisan. He has a _factory_ of some sort.

galantarius
Clothier

granatarus a keeper or steward of a granary
Grain merchant

granalaru grainkeeper?
Maybe a synonym for the above.

informatory informer?
This root really means "to shape". If we are allowed to guess,
perhaps he is an artisan of some sort that shapes his material;
maybe a turner.

opifex/opifices (artisan or laborer?) literally one who builds on
foundations
I think you can leave out the foundations. The root is "opus" -- just
means work.

quaestor (treasurer or paymaster)
quaestor circumforanius itinerant treasurer
Or perhaps tax collector? Just a guess.

schachterius presumably slaughterer
Yes, specifically a Jewish slaughterer -- >from Hebrew "Shokhet.
Believe it or not, I found it in a German pocket dictionary. It's
amusing to see it dressed up in Latin drag.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Occupations - English translation from Latin #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 22:52:01 UTC, tulse04-news@yahoo.co.uk (Nick)
opined:

I don't promise good translations. Some of these occur only once on the
Internet eg

circumforanius/circumforanei vagrant
"Pedlar" would be kinder.

educillator server of wine
epocillator innkeeper? Bierschenker, Schankwirt in German
"Epocillator!!! More beer here!"

equisios pylorus lesser horse attendant
factor maker
But not as a laborer or artisan. He has a _factory_ of some sort.

galantarius
Clothier

granatarus a keeper or steward of a granary
Grain merchant

granalaru grainkeeper?
Maybe a synonym for the above.

informatory informer?
This root really means "to shape". If we are allowed to guess,
perhaps he is an artisan of some sort that shapes his material;
maybe a turner.

opifex/opifices (artisan or laborer?) literally one who builds on
foundations
I think you can leave out the foundations. The root is "opus" -- just
means work.

quaestor (treasurer or paymaster)
quaestor circumforanius itinerant treasurer
Or perhaps tax collector? Just a guess.

schachterius presumably slaughterer
Yes, specifically a Jewish slaughterer -- >from Hebrew "Shokhet.
Believe it or not, I found it in a German pocket dictionary. It's
amusing to see it dressed up in Latin drag.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


Ynetnews.com - two genealogy articles #latvia

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list,

Just posted to www.ynetnews.com is Schelly Talalay Dardashti's
"Bridge to the Past: Celebrating 10 centuries of vibrant Jewish
life." The story is about Professor Yaffa Eliach, a pioneer of
Holocaust studies in America and one of 29 survivors of Eishyshok
(Lithuania, Poland, Russia). Eliach's Shtetl Foundation has just
begun the first of three phases in the construction of The Shtetl:
The Living History Museum of the Jewish World, in Rishon
Lezion, south of Tel Aviv.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3212102,00.html

Also at ynetnews are Jewish genealogy events for February, listing
events of JFRA Israel, Israel Genealogical Society and the Galil
Society, including relevant international events. Happenings include
a visit by genealogist/author Dr. Neil Rosenstein, a Turkish diary,
two archive field trips, Philadelphia resources and a Jewish genealogy class.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3209520,00.html

Or go to www.ynetnews.com -->Jewish, scroll down to see both.


________________________
Micha Reisel, Hod HaSharon ISRAEL
Cell: +972-544-788-218


Latvia SIG #Latvia Ynetnews.com - two genealogy articles #latvia

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list,

Just posted to www.ynetnews.com is Schelly Talalay Dardashti's
"Bridge to the Past: Celebrating 10 centuries of vibrant Jewish
life." The story is about Professor Yaffa Eliach, a pioneer of
Holocaust studies in America and one of 29 survivors of Eishyshok
(Lithuania, Poland, Russia). Eliach's Shtetl Foundation has just
begun the first of three phases in the construction of The Shtetl:
The Living History Museum of the Jewish World, in Rishon
Lezion, south of Tel Aviv.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3212102,00.html

Also at ynetnews are Jewish genealogy events for February, listing
events of JFRA Israel, Israel Genealogical Society and the Galil
Society, including relevant international events. Happenings include
a visit by genealogist/author Dr. Neil Rosenstein, a Turkish diary,
two archive field trips, Philadelphia resources and a Jewish genealogy class.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3209520,00.html

Or go to www.ynetnews.com -->Jewish, scroll down to see both.


________________________
Micha Reisel, Hod HaSharon ISRAEL
Cell: +972-544-788-218