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JGSGB: Library exhibit and lecture #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)
presents

*** Exhibit at Newton Library During September

JGSGB has a month-long exhibit at the Newton Free Library,
as described in the press release at the end of this message
and on our website (http://jgsgb.org). It has been very well
received.

*** Lecture at Newton Library on Tuesday September 20

In connection with the exhibit, we will be holding our
annual beginners workshop at the library on September 20. It
is open to the general public at no charge. Come and bring
friends who would like to get started with their family
history.

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm
A Taste of Jewish Genealogy
Nancy Levin Arbeiter
Newton Free Library
http://jgsgb.org/pdfs/beginners2005.pdf


"Discovering Your Jewish Roots"

Jewish Genealogy Featured in September
at the
Newton Free Library

Have you ever wondered where exactly your family originated?
Do you need help learning more about your Jewish ancestors?

Answers to these and many more questions can be found at the
exhibit on Jewish genealogy, "Discovering Your Jewish
Roots," being displayed at the Newton Free Library during
the month of September. The Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Boston (JGSGB) is sponsoring the exhibit as well as
an accompanying free lecture. Professional genealogist,
Nancy Levin Arbeiter, CGRS, of Needham, will speak on "A
Taste of Jewish Genealogy" at the library on Tuesday,
September 20th >from 7 pm to 9 pm.

"Most people don't realize how many resources are available
to uncover their family history. The Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Boston is sponsoring this exhibit to
introduce people to Jewish genealogy and to help them learn
about the many sources of information there are to help
them. " says co-president Judy Izenberg of Framingham.

The five display cases at the Library feature a wealth of
information to help people interested in doing genealogy
about their Jewish ancestors. Three of the display cases
feature original genealogical documents that members of the
JGSGB have collected about their ancestors in their research
to gain clues to their lives and times. These include
documents related to immigration, such as ship manifests,
passports and an entry visa showing quota numbers, as well
as vital records of birth, marriage and death >from both
Europe and the United States. Also included are 1930 census
records, a 19th century map or the Jewish district in a
Bohemian town, and many old photographs. Other cases
highlight information about the JGSGB and resources on
family history available to researchers.

"In Vienna last April, I was thrilled to find a death record
for my great grandmother that listed all her children. This
allowed me to find that my grandfather had siblings,
something I did not know despite years of searching. The
euphoria of this finding was short-lived, however, as
further research showed that most of the family were
Holocaust victims. I am currently searching to see if any of
the descendants of these siblings survived," says Tom Weiss
of Newton, who delved into his family history after he
retired. Weiss is co-chair of the exhibit with Izenberg.

--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGB: Library exhibit and lecture #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB)
presents

*** Exhibit at Newton Library During September

JGSGB has a month-long exhibit at the Newton Free Library,
as described in the press release at the end of this message
and on our website (http://jgsgb.org). It has been very well
received.

*** Lecture at Newton Library on Tuesday September 20

In connection with the exhibit, we will be holding our
annual beginners workshop at the library on September 20. It
is open to the general public at no charge. Come and bring
friends who would like to get started with their family
history.

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm
A Taste of Jewish Genealogy
Nancy Levin Arbeiter
Newton Free Library
http://jgsgb.org/pdfs/beginners2005.pdf


"Discovering Your Jewish Roots"

Jewish Genealogy Featured in September
at the
Newton Free Library

Have you ever wondered where exactly your family originated?
Do you need help learning more about your Jewish ancestors?

Answers to these and many more questions can be found at the
exhibit on Jewish genealogy, "Discovering Your Jewish
Roots," being displayed at the Newton Free Library during
the month of September. The Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Boston (JGSGB) is sponsoring the exhibit as well as
an accompanying free lecture. Professional genealogist,
Nancy Levin Arbeiter, CGRS, of Needham, will speak on "A
Taste of Jewish Genealogy" at the library on Tuesday,
September 20th >from 7 pm to 9 pm.

"Most people don't realize how many resources are available
to uncover their family history. The Jewish Genealogical
Society of Greater Boston is sponsoring this exhibit to
introduce people to Jewish genealogy and to help them learn
about the many sources of information there are to help
them. " says co-president Judy Izenberg of Framingham.

The five display cases at the Library feature a wealth of
information to help people interested in doing genealogy
about their Jewish ancestors. Three of the display cases
feature original genealogical documents that members of the
JGSGB have collected about their ancestors in their research
to gain clues to their lives and times. These include
documents related to immigration, such as ship manifests,
passports and an entry visa showing quota numbers, as well
as vital records of birth, marriage and death >from both
Europe and the United States. Also included are 1930 census
records, a 19th century map or the Jewish district in a
Bohemian town, and many old photographs. Other cases
highlight information about the JGSGB and resources on
family history available to researchers.

"In Vienna last April, I was thrilled to find a death record
for my great grandmother that listed all her children. This
allowed me to find that my grandfather had siblings,
something I did not know despite years of searching. The
euphoria of this finding was short-lived, however, as
further research showed that most of the family were
Holocaust victims. I am currently searching to see if any of
the descendants of these siblings survived," says Tom Weiss
of Newton, who delved into his family history after he
retired. Weiss is co-chair of the exhibit with Izenberg.

--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


JGS of Maryland meeting, September 25, 2005 #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

The JGS of Maryland is pleased to invite all who are interested to their
first meeting of the year on Sunday, September 25, 2005. We will be meeting at
the Jewish Community Center located at 5700 Park Heights Avenue. All
programs will be held >from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. >from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m.
we will have an informal meeting of socializing, networking and working on "brick
wall" strategies.

We are delighted to have Inge Weinberger, former Executive Director of the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) as our keynote speaker. For more than a
century, HIAS has had an extraordinary impact on millions of Jews. For
generation after generation, HIAS has provided essential lifesaving services to
world Jewry, through its mission of rescue, reunion and resettlement. As an
expression of Jewish tradition and values, HIAS also responds to the migration
needs of other people who are threatened and oppressed. Inge Weinberger,
former Executive Director of HIAS, will discuss the work of HIAS, interesting
case studies in immigration and her current work on indemnification claims of
Holocaust survivors.

We invite you all to attend and enjoy what will be a most interesting
program. Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.

Carol Rombro Rider
Vice President, JGS Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland meeting, September 25, 2005 #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

The JGS of Maryland is pleased to invite all who are interested to their
first meeting of the year on Sunday, September 25, 2005. We will be meeting at
the Jewish Community Center located at 5700 Park Heights Avenue. All
programs will be held >from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. >from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m.
we will have an informal meeting of socializing, networking and working on "brick
wall" strategies.

We are delighted to have Inge Weinberger, former Executive Director of the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) as our keynote speaker. For more than a
century, HIAS has had an extraordinary impact on millions of Jews. For
generation after generation, HIAS has provided essential lifesaving services to
world Jewry, through its mission of rescue, reunion and resettlement. As an
expression of Jewish tradition and values, HIAS also responds to the migration
needs of other people who are threatened and oppressed. Inge Weinberger,
former Executive Director of HIAS, will discuss the work of HIAS, interesting
case studies in immigration and her current work on indemnification claims of
Holocaust survivors.

We invite you all to attend and enjoy what will be a most interesting
program. Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.

Carol Rombro Rider
Vice President, JGS Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


New Databases added #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG is delighted that we have added two large databases
to the JewishGen Latvia Database. These can be accessed at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >.

Enter a search name and when you see the next page with the hits,
you may have some hits in the new Databases.

The first is a family list for 1898 belonging to the Jewish
Community of Rezekne. The original is handwritten in Russian
Script and forms part of the holdings of the Latvia State Historical
Archives in Riga. The original list contains children as well as
adults. There are nearly 7000 surnames.

The second is a very large listing of Riga Marriages with over
9,000 Groom and Bride given names and surnames, so that there are
nearly 20,000 given names and surnames in the list.

Please remember that even if you do not think your family came >from
Riga or Rezekne, it is possible that you may have family names in
these databases. You must extend the boundaries of your search.
If you read the Introduction by clicking on the name of the Database
you will see how to retrieve the Documents >from the Archives.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >

Good searching
Arlene Beare
Database Coordinator for Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia New Databases added #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Latvia SIG is delighted that we have added two large databases
to the JewishGen Latvia Database. These can be accessed at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >.

Enter a search name and when you see the next page with the hits,
you may have some hits in the new Databases.

The first is a family list for 1898 belonging to the Jewish
Community of Rezekne. The original is handwritten in Russian
Script and forms part of the holdings of the Latvia State Historical
Archives in Riga. The original list contains children as well as
adults. There are nearly 7000 surnames.

The second is a very large listing of Riga Marriages with over
9,000 Groom and Bride given names and surnames, so that there are
nearly 20,000 given names and surnames in the list.

Please remember that even if you do not think your family came >from
Riga or Rezekne, it is possible that you may have family names in
these databases. You must extend the boundaries of your search.
If you read the Introduction by clicking on the name of the Database
you will see how to retrieve the Documents >from the Archives.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia >

Good searching
Arlene Beare
Database Coordinator for Latvia SIG


Hurricane Rita Precautions #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Hurricane Rita Precautions #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #rabbinic

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #rabbinic

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #scandinavia

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #scandinavia

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #lithuania

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #lodz #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


JRI Poland #Poland HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #lithuania

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #poland #lodz

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #unitedkingdom

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


HEADS UP on impending JewishGen downtime #latinamerica

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

To all JewishGenners:

We are taking all necessary precautions to secure the JewishGen servers as
we may be in the path of Hurricane Rita. Please expect some downtime
starting Tuesday evening Central Time as we effect a move of the servers
to higher ground. Please expect service issues until well after the storm
makes landfall. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Carol


Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects