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Volunteering to Help #lithuania

dorfleiv@...
 

Over the 5 years I have been researching my family I have found that
offering to help someone else or volunteering to do some indexing work
has had rewards well beyond any I might have imagined. It is not just
that volunteering to help is fun. I have found that every time I do
help someone else or make a monetary contribution to some ongoing
effort, something exciting somehow appears >from an unexpected source
which helps my own research. I know it is all just co-incidence, but
it rewarding in so many ways. So I recommend to all of you, if you can
find the time to help someone else with their research or can make a
donation to make the indexing work of LitvakSIG possible....do so. I
have made contributions to projects which I did not think would turn up
anything of personal use to me just because I have felt they were
important. The indexing of internal passports is currently one of my
favourite projects. It has provided me with photographs of relatives I
never knew and whose likenesses were lost in the Shoah.

It has just happened again. After years of looking for information
about my paternal grandmother's family, her internal passport turned up
and held information I never expected to find. In the same week, I
received a photograph of my great great grandfather >from yet another
source. Our families moved constantly. They can and do seem to turn
up in the most unexpected places. Think widely and support the ongoing
work of LitvakSIG.

Dorothy Leivers
Bassetts Oast
Maidstone Road
Hadlow, Kent


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Volunteering to Help #lithuania

dorfleiv@...
 

Over the 5 years I have been researching my family I have found that
offering to help someone else or volunteering to do some indexing work
has had rewards well beyond any I might have imagined. It is not just
that volunteering to help is fun. I have found that every time I do
help someone else or make a monetary contribution to some ongoing
effort, something exciting somehow appears >from an unexpected source
which helps my own research. I know it is all just co-incidence, but
it rewarding in so many ways. So I recommend to all of you, if you can
find the time to help someone else with their research or can make a
donation to make the indexing work of LitvakSIG possible....do so. I
have made contributions to projects which I did not think would turn up
anything of personal use to me just because I have felt they were
important. The indexing of internal passports is currently one of my
favourite projects. It has provided me with photographs of relatives I
never knew and whose likenesses were lost in the Shoah.

It has just happened again. After years of looking for information
about my paternal grandmother's family, her internal passport turned up
and held information I never expected to find. In the same week, I
received a photograph of my great great grandfather >from yet another
source. Our families moved constantly. They can and do seem to turn
up in the most unexpected places. Think widely and support the ongoing
work of LitvakSIG.

Dorothy Leivers
Bassetts Oast
Maidstone Road
Hadlow, Kent


Suchostaw Region Research Group meeting in New York - October 21 #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

A Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) meeting in New York is scheduled for

October 21, 2007
The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This will be an informal lunch meeting for SRRG and we will be joined
by members of Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG.) If you plan to
attend you will be able to purchase lunch in advance >from the Date Palm
Cafe at the Center for Jewish History.

To make arrangements to order lunch please contact the Date Palm Cafe
Directly:
(917) 606-8210

Please let me know ASAP if you will be attending so I can bring any
material relevant to your research I have available.


PLEASE NOTE: The KRRG meeting is scheduled as part of an all day
program. Make sure to attend the:

Gesher Galicia Regional meeting 11.30 PM to 1 PM. It promises to be a
great meeting!! To read the full program:
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/


The New York Genealogy Society has scheduled a meeting on October 21,
2007 at 2 PM.
To read their full program:
http://www.jgsny.org/events.htm


The Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) includes all towns and
villages within a 35 miles radius of Suchostaw, Tarnopol Province,
Ukraine (formerly Galicia). Included in our group are shtetlach in
the following Administrative Districts:

Borszczow - Buczacz - Czortkow - Husiatyn - Skalat -
Tarnopol - Trembowla - Zbaraz - Zaleszczyki

Although there are many other shtetlach in the SRRG area that once
had a Jewish community we list, below, some the shtetlach where our
members had family connections:

Barysz, Baworow, Beremiany, Biala, Bialoboznica, Bilcze, Budzanow,
Burakowka, Chorostkow, Cygany, Czahary, Draganowka, Darachow, Dolina,
Gleboczek, Grzymalow, Horodnica, Janow, Jezierzany, Kopyczynce,
Korolowka, Kosow, Krasne, Lanowce, Majdan, Mielnica, Mikulince,
Monasterzyska, Nowosiolka, Okopy, Petlikowce Stare,
Pilatkowce, Plotycz, Podfilipie, Podwoloczyska, Potok Zloty,
Probuzna, Romanowe Siolo, Skala, Somorosze, Snowidow, Sosolowka,
Strusow, Stryjowka, Tarnoruda, Tluste, Touste, Trybuchowce, Tudorow,
Turylcze, Ulaszkowce, Uscie Biskupie, Uscieczko, Zaleszczyki,
Zscinocze, Zazdrosc.

To see the full list of shtetlach being researched by our members
go to: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html

See you in New York!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group


JRI Poland #Poland Suchostaw Region Research Group meeting in New York - October 21 #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

A Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) meeting in New York is scheduled for

October 21, 2007
The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This will be an informal lunch meeting for SRRG and we will be joined
by members of Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG.) If you plan to
attend you will be able to purchase lunch in advance >from the Date Palm
Cafe at the Center for Jewish History.

To make arrangements to order lunch please contact the Date Palm Cafe
Directly:
(917) 606-8210

Please let me know ASAP if you will be attending so I can bring any
material relevant to your research I have available.


PLEASE NOTE: The KRRG meeting is scheduled as part of an all day
program. Make sure to attend the:

Gesher Galicia Regional meeting 11.30 PM to 1 PM. It promises to be a
great meeting!! To read the full program:
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/


The New York Genealogy Society has scheduled a meeting on October 21,
2007 at 2 PM.
To read their full program:
http://www.jgsny.org/events.htm


The Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) includes all towns and
villages within a 35 miles radius of Suchostaw, Tarnopol Province,
Ukraine (formerly Galicia). Included in our group are shtetlach in
the following Administrative Districts:

Borszczow - Buczacz - Czortkow - Husiatyn - Skalat -
Tarnopol - Trembowla - Zbaraz - Zaleszczyki

Although there are many other shtetlach in the SRRG area that once
had a Jewish community we list, below, some the shtetlach where our
members had family connections:

Barysz, Baworow, Beremiany, Biala, Bialoboznica, Bilcze, Budzanow,
Burakowka, Chorostkow, Cygany, Czahary, Draganowka, Darachow, Dolina,
Gleboczek, Grzymalow, Horodnica, Janow, Jezierzany, Kopyczynce,
Korolowka, Kosow, Krasne, Lanowce, Majdan, Mielnica, Mikulince,
Monasterzyska, Nowosiolka, Okopy, Petlikowce Stare,
Pilatkowce, Plotycz, Podfilipie, Podwoloczyska, Potok Zloty,
Probuzna, Romanowe Siolo, Skala, Somorosze, Snowidow, Sosolowka,
Strusow, Stryjowka, Tarnoruda, Tluste, Touste, Trybuchowce, Tudorow,
Turylcze, Ulaszkowce, Uscie Biskupie, Uscieczko, Zaleszczyki,
Zscinocze, Zazdrosc.

To see the full list of shtetlach being researched by our members
go to: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html

See you in New York!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group


Kolbuszowa Region Research Group meeting in New York - October 21 #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

A Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG) meeting in New York is
scheduled for :

October 21, 2007
The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This will be an informal lunch meeting for KRRG and we will be joined
by members of Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG.) If you plan to
attend you will be able to purchase lunch in advance from
the Date Palm Cafe at the Center for Jewish History.

To make arrangements to order lunch please contact the Date Palm Cafe
directly:
(917) 606-8210

Please let me know ASAP if you will be attending so I can bring any material
relevant to your research I have available.


PLEASE NOTE: The KRRG meeting is scheduled as part of an all day program.
Make sure to attend the:

Gesher Galicia Regional meeting 11.30 PM to 1 PM. It promises to be a great
meeting!! To read the full program:
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/

The New York Genealogy Society has scheduled a meeting on October 21, 2007 at
2 PM. To read their full program:
http://www.jgsny.org/events.htm

The Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG) includes all towns and
villages within a 35 miles radius of Kolbuszowa, Rzeszow Province,
Poland (formerly Galicia).
Included in our group are shtetlach in the following Administrative Districts:

Kolbuszowa - Lancut - Mielec - Nisko - Pilzno - Ropczyce -
Rzeszow - Strzyzow - Tarnobrzeg

Over 200 shtetlach are included in KRRG. Here are some of the towns
included in this region:

Baranow Sandomierski, Blazowa, Debica, Frysztak, Kanczuga, Lancut,
Lezajsk, Majdan, Mielec, Nisko, Pilzno,Przeworsk, Radomysl Wielki,
Ranizow, Ropczyce, Rzeszow, Rozwadow, Rudnik, Sedziszow, Sokolow
Mlp., Strzyzow, Tarnobrzeg, Tyczyn, Ulanow Wielopole and Zolynia.

For a complete list of towns being researched by members of our group,
please go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/shtetlachlist.html

See you in New York!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group


JRI Poland #Poland Kolbuszowa Region Research Group meeting in New York - October 21 #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

A Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG) meeting in New York is
scheduled for :

October 21, 2007
The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This will be an informal lunch meeting for KRRG and we will be joined
by members of Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG.) If you plan to
attend you will be able to purchase lunch in advance from
the Date Palm Cafe at the Center for Jewish History.

To make arrangements to order lunch please contact the Date Palm Cafe
directly:
(917) 606-8210

Please let me know ASAP if you will be attending so I can bring any material
relevant to your research I have available.


PLEASE NOTE: The KRRG meeting is scheduled as part of an all day program.
Make sure to attend the:

Gesher Galicia Regional meeting 11.30 PM to 1 PM. It promises to be a great
meeting!! To read the full program:
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/

The New York Genealogy Society has scheduled a meeting on October 21, 2007 at
2 PM. To read their full program:
http://www.jgsny.org/events.htm

The Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG) includes all towns and
villages within a 35 miles radius of Kolbuszowa, Rzeszow Province,
Poland (formerly Galicia).
Included in our group are shtetlach in the following Administrative Districts:

Kolbuszowa - Lancut - Mielec - Nisko - Pilzno - Ropczyce -
Rzeszow - Strzyzow - Tarnobrzeg

Over 200 shtetlach are included in KRRG. Here are some of the towns
included in this region:

Baranow Sandomierski, Blazowa, Debica, Frysztak, Kanczuga, Lancut,
Lezajsk, Majdan, Mielec, Nisko, Pilzno,Przeworsk, Radomysl Wielki,
Ranizow, Ropczyce, Rzeszow, Rozwadow, Rudnik, Sedziszow, Sokolow
Mlp., Strzyzow, Tarnobrzeg, Tyczyn, Ulanow Wielopole and Zolynia.

For a complete list of towns being researched by members of our group,
please go to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/shtetlachlist.html

See you in New York!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group


how about online #yiddish

john maginnis <sdmaginnis@...>
 

I would be equally interested to see more online activity....are there many of
us out there

Ann Jensen
researching the English Warner Brothers
I'm also hoping for more online activity on this list.

john maginnis
researching Charles Horwitz / Frederick V. Bowers

Moderator's note: YT&V postings go to 80 recipients, most or all of whom have
some interest in the Yiddish entertainment field. Members are located in Israel,
France, Canada, Australia, Germany and most regions of the United States.
I too would like to see more messages >from the members seeking or providing
information about past and present entertainers and those behind the stage lights,
in hopes of finding lost family connections.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre how about online #yiddish

john maginnis <sdmaginnis@...>
 

I would be equally interested to see more online activity....are there many of
us out there

Ann Jensen
researching the English Warner Brothers
I'm also hoping for more online activity on this list.

john maginnis
researching Charles Horwitz / Frederick V. Bowers

Moderator's note: YT&V postings go to 80 recipients, most or all of whom have
some interest in the Yiddish entertainment field. Members are located in Israel,
France, Canada, Australia, Germany and most regions of the United States.
I too would like to see more messages >from the members seeking or providing
information about past and present entertainers and those behind the stage lights,
in hopes of finding lost family connections.


Russian Printed Alphabet versus Russian Cursive Alphabet #belarus

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

As many of you know, Steve Morse's website (http://stevemorse.org) has
various tools for dealing with characters in foreign alphabets. He has
tools for translitering names between Hebrew and English, between
Russian and English, and between Greek and English. He also has tools
for converting between the Hebrew printed alphabet and the Hebrew
cursive alphabet.

He has now added two more tools to that section of his website. They
convert between the Russian printed alphabet and the Russian cursive
alphabet. To find them, go to his website, scroll down to the section
titled "Dealing with Characters in Foreign Alphabets" and then look for
the links that say:

Converting >from Russian Cursive to Print in One Step
Converting >from Russian Print to Cursive in One Step

If you have any questions, please direct them to Steve and not to me.
His email address is at the top of his website.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Belarus SIG #Belarus Russian Printed Alphabet versus Russian Cursive Alphabet #belarus

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

As many of you know, Steve Morse's website (http://stevemorse.org) has
various tools for dealing with characters in foreign alphabets. He has
tools for translitering names between Hebrew and English, between
Russian and English, and between Greek and English. He also has tools
for converting between the Hebrew printed alphabet and the Hebrew
cursive alphabet.

He has now added two more tools to that section of his website. They
convert between the Russian printed alphabet and the Russian cursive
alphabet. To find them, go to his website, scroll down to the section
titled "Dealing with Characters in Foreign Alphabets" and then look for
the links that say:

Converting >from Russian Cursive to Print in One Step
Converting >from Russian Print to Cursive in One Step

If you have any questions, please direct them to Steve and not to me.
His email address is at the top of his website.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Czernowitz, Bukovina, Cemetery Database Project #general

Joyce Field
 

A project to transcribe information >from each tombstone in the
Czernowitz Jewish Cemetery is well underway. The data >from the
tombstone inscriptions and the tombstone images are being donated to
the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). The first
batch of records will be online in the next update of JOWBR.

Additional volunteers are sought to input data into an Excel
template. These are the skills needed:

1. Ability to read Hebrew and some German is required. Only names
and dates will be entered in the spreadsheet, so the ability to read
just names and dates will be sufficient.

2. The ability to read Russian would be highly desirable. Many post
WWII burials are inscribed in Hebrew and Russian. (Some transcribers
are needed who could at least recognize names and dates >from stones
with Cyrillic inscriptions.)

3. Ability to view images >from a CD. (Images of tombstones will be
distributed on CDs because of the file size of each image. They are
not suitable to send as email attachments. If this is a problem,
alternative arrangements can be made.)

4. Knowledge of Excel and ability to input data into an Excel template.

5. High degree of care and accuracy in data entry. All entries will
be made in Latin letters, transliterated if necessary >from Hebrew or
Russian into Latin characters.

To volunteer for this project, please write Bruce Reisch, the project
coordinator, at <bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu>, telling him your language
skills. For additional information on the Czernowitz project,
contact Hymie Reichstein, at reichstein@magma.ca, and LawrenceTapper,
at ranch@rogers.com.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czernowitz, Bukovina, Cemetery Database Project #general

Joyce Field
 

A project to transcribe information >from each tombstone in the
Czernowitz Jewish Cemetery is well underway. The data >from the
tombstone inscriptions and the tombstone images are being donated to
the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). The first
batch of records will be online in the next update of JOWBR.

Additional volunteers are sought to input data into an Excel
template. These are the skills needed:

1. Ability to read Hebrew and some German is required. Only names
and dates will be entered in the spreadsheet, so the ability to read
just names and dates will be sufficient.

2. The ability to read Russian would be highly desirable. Many post
WWII burials are inscribed in Hebrew and Russian. (Some transcribers
are needed who could at least recognize names and dates >from stones
with Cyrillic inscriptions.)

3. Ability to view images >from a CD. (Images of tombstones will be
distributed on CDs because of the file size of each image. They are
not suitable to send as email attachments. If this is a problem,
alternative arrangements can be made.)

4. Knowledge of Excel and ability to input data into an Excel template.

5. High degree of care and accuracy in data entry. All entries will
be made in Latin letters, transliterated if necessary >from Hebrew or
Russian into Latin characters.

To volunteer for this project, please write Bruce Reisch, the project
coordinator, at <bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu>, telling him your language
skills. For additional information on the Czernowitz project,
contact Hymie Reichstein, at reichstein@magma.ca, and LawrenceTapper,
at ranch@rogers.com.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Walter and Alice ROSENBERG of Berlin #germany

Helen
 

Dear Gersiggers,
I'm searching for Walter and Alice ROSENBERG,
born 1895-1905, in Berlin, children of
Bendix "Benno" ROSENBERG and Johanna CARSCH.

from 1925 till 1933 Walter ROSENBERG was a partner at the Slipper-Fabric
ROSENBERG & ROETSCHKE, in Berlin, that belonged to his family.
Nothing further is known of Walter.
His name doesn't appear in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Victims database,
nor in a well known fee-paying website.

Walter's sister, Alice ROSENBERG, is thought to have married
Benjamin COHEN and migrated to South Africa.

I would be grateful for any information of what happened to Walter and Alice.

Helen Hill Perth - Australia <bloomhill@iprimus.com.au>


German SIG #Germany Walter and Alice ROSENBERG of Berlin #germany

Helen
 

Dear Gersiggers,
I'm searching for Walter and Alice ROSENBERG,
born 1895-1905, in Berlin, children of
Bendix "Benno" ROSENBERG and Johanna CARSCH.

from 1925 till 1933 Walter ROSENBERG was a partner at the Slipper-Fabric
ROSENBERG & ROETSCHKE, in Berlin, that belonged to his family.
Nothing further is known of Walter.
His name doesn't appear in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Victims database,
nor in a well known fee-paying website.

Walter's sister, Alice ROSENBERG, is thought to have married
Benjamin COHEN and migrated to South Africa.

I would be grateful for any information of what happened to Walter and Alice.

Helen Hill Perth - Australia <bloomhill@iprimus.com.au>


Berezhnytz's R' Yosef SOFER, 18th cent. #rabbinic

yoni and rivka benari <yrcdi@...>
 

Not having too much luck in finding descendants of R' Yosef SOFER of
Berestechko (today Ukraine), about whom many kind genners forwarded
me to various sources, can anyone suggest other sources for the same
name, same period but >from the towns of Berezne or Bereznytz, both
in the Rivens'ka area in Ukraine.

As I mentioned in my previous postings, this Yosef SOFER's (very
possibly not his actual family name just his profession) wife was a
descendant of the MaHaRa"L of Prague and the Maharsha"L (Luria). He
was the progenitor of several families, such as SCHECHTER, PAPIRNE,
GELLIS, ZEIVELD (all old Jerusalem families). One of grandchildren,
from his son Israel of Ostrow was married to the daughter of Admo"r
Rav Aharon and Perl of Lechowitch.

Thank you in advance on any information you can suggest. I've looked
through Rosenstein's "The Unbroken Chain" and his Luria family book.
These and other sources mention Yosef's in-law's family who are
descendants >from the two above rabbinical personalities but none of
them mention this daughter who married the above Yosef. The only
place I found the name of this Yosef was in the SCHECHTER, PAPIRNE
and GELLIS trees.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Berezhnytz's R' Yosef SOFER, 18th cent. #rabbinic

yoni and rivka benari <yrcdi@...>
 

Not having too much luck in finding descendants of R' Yosef SOFER of
Berestechko (today Ukraine), about whom many kind genners forwarded
me to various sources, can anyone suggest other sources for the same
name, same period but >from the towns of Berezne or Bereznytz, both
in the Rivens'ka area in Ukraine.

As I mentioned in my previous postings, this Yosef SOFER's (very
possibly not his actual family name just his profession) wife was a
descendant of the MaHaRa"L of Prague and the Maharsha"L (Luria). He
was the progenitor of several families, such as SCHECHTER, PAPIRNE,
GELLIS, ZEIVELD (all old Jerusalem families). One of grandchildren,
from his son Israel of Ostrow was married to the daughter of Admo"r
Rav Aharon and Perl of Lechowitch.

Thank you in advance on any information you can suggest. I've looked
through Rosenstein's "The Unbroken Chain" and his Luria family book.
These and other sources mention Yosef's in-law's family who are
descendants >from the two above rabbinical personalities but none of
them mention this daughter who married the above Yosef. The only
place I found the name of this Yosef was in the SCHECHTER, PAPIRNE
and GELLIS trees.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Lost e-mails Horodenka, border of Galicia #galicia

Matt Friedman
 

Hi folks,

A few days ago I responded to a post regarding the borders of
Galicia and Bukovina. I received several e-mails of inquiry about
FRIEDMAN connections. Unfortunately some of them were inadvertently
deleted. Would the senders please re-send them to me? Thanks.

Matt Friedman


____________________________________________________________________________________
Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
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Re October meeting notice #galicia

Joanne Saltman <js24saltman@...>
 

The date was incorrect on the recent notice. The meeting is Monday,
October 15th.

October 15, 2007 7:00 pm at the Forbes Library,
20 West. St. Northampton

The Austro-Hungarian Empire;
Conventional and Non-Conventional Resources

Speaker: Henry Wellisch

Henry Wellisch escaped in 1940 >from Vienna, where he was born. Over
20 years ago he began to investigate his family background, has
concentrated his research on the Austro-Hungarian Empire and has
traced his family back into the 18th century. He has published
numerous articles, including the section on Austria for the Avotaynu
Guide to Jewish Genealogy, and has presented lectures to various
genealogical groups, including the 1999 international IAJGS
conference in New York. He served as president of the JGS of Canada
from 1993 to 1998.
This event is cosponsored by WMJGS, the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Boston, and New England Historical Genealogy Society.

Joanne Saltman, President WMJGS
Belchertown, MA
js24saltman@charter.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lost e-mails Horodenka, border of Galicia #galicia

Matt Friedman
 

Hi folks,

A few days ago I responded to a post regarding the borders of
Galicia and Bukovina. I received several e-mails of inquiry about
FRIEDMAN connections. Unfortunately some of them were inadvertently
deleted. Would the senders please re-send them to me? Thanks.

Matt Friedman


____________________________________________________________________________________
Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re October meeting notice #galicia

Joanne Saltman <js24saltman@...>
 

The date was incorrect on the recent notice. The meeting is Monday,
October 15th.

October 15, 2007 7:00 pm at the Forbes Library,
20 West. St. Northampton

The Austro-Hungarian Empire;
Conventional and Non-Conventional Resources

Speaker: Henry Wellisch

Henry Wellisch escaped in 1940 >from Vienna, where he was born. Over
20 years ago he began to investigate his family background, has
concentrated his research on the Austro-Hungarian Empire and has
traced his family back into the 18th century. He has published
numerous articles, including the section on Austria for the Avotaynu
Guide to Jewish Genealogy, and has presented lectures to various
genealogical groups, including the 1999 international IAJGS
conference in New York. He served as president of the JGS of Canada
from 1993 to 1998.
This event is cosponsored by WMJGS, the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Boston, and New England Historical Genealogy Society.

Joanne Saltman, President WMJGS
Belchertown, MA
js24saltman@charter.net